Acte03 : P. Vandal - Micro espaces

17 November 2017, 21:00 - 1:00

  • Philippe Vandal & Nico Adama
  • Buffalo MRI
  • Émilie Mouchous & Alexandre St-Onge

Acte is launching « Micro espaces », Philippe Vandal's new album! 

Music by Philippe Vandal, Buffalo MRI and the duo Émilie Mouchous & Alexandre St-Onge. Installations by Nico Adama.

$10 / Facebook event 


Émilie Mouchous  is a French, Montreal-based sound arSst who makes her own electronic instruments. Her sonic and spaSal exploratory acSviSes are characterized by the creaSon of mini autonomous systems and take mulSple forms: radio programs, series of electronic objects, collaboraSve free improvisaSon, web art, radio transmission installaSons. She is interested in shared sound spaces, and likes to bring concrete sounds, movement, touch, voice and electronic sources together in a lively manner. Her works have been presented in contexts such as the BENT FesSval NY, Deep Wireless (NAISA, Toronto), AKOUSMA, Suoni per il popolo, MUTEK (Montreal), Kunstradio (Vienna), Caravansérail (Rimouski), Radio LX fesSval de arte radio (Lisbon), the Radia European Network, Free Music Archive and Radius (Chicago).

Alexandre St-Onge  is an audio artist, a musician/improviser (bass, voice and electronics) and a sonic performer. Philosophiae doctor (PhD) in art (UQAM, 2015), he is fascinated by creativity as a pragmatic approach to the ungraspable and he has published over ten solo works including Cône en tête C Ça KC l’arme chaude de l’ivresse (Grillage Absolu), Nude de chose de même (Le laps), VUEIEN (Errant Bodies Press), Semblances (Avatar), viorupeeeeihean (Oral) and Kasi Naigo (squinwuckerpress) amongst others. He founded squinwuckerpress with Christof Migone and he plays in quite a few bands which released several albums, including Et Sans, K.A.N.T.N.A.G.A.N.O., Klaxon Gueule, Pink Saliva, mineminemine, Shalabi Effect, Les esprits frappeurs and undo. As a composer he has worked for interdisciplinary company kondition pluriel, as well as composing for artists such as Marie Brassard, Karine Denault, Lynda Gaudreau, Line Nault, Jérémie Niel, Maryse Poulin and Mariko Tanabe. 

Buffalo MRI is the solo project of Montréal-based experimental musician Dominique Alexander. Since 2013, Alexander has developed an approach focused on prepared tape, field recordings, sampler performance, and fluctuation between structure and improvisation. Her creative process employs a wide range of techniques and sound sources, from voyeuristic moments and spontaneous background noises caught on tape to plunderphonics-style sample work and everywhere in between. From a given handful of recordings, Alexander manages to extract minute details and reconfigure them, weaving unrelated sounds into new images in performance. As well as having made solo appearances at numerous one-off events and festivals in Montreal, including POP and Suoni Per Il Popolo, Alexander has performed elsewhere in Québec, Ontario, and the United States, with further touring slated for next spring. Her work has also taken the form of collaboration both within music and across disciplines. She is currently one half of experimental duo Urlapse with Joshua BasSen, and in 2016 she worked with visual artists Chloe Lum and Yannick Desranleau and choreographer Sarah Wendt to compose and perform a live score for their work The Rules, debuted at Montréal’s OFFTA Festival. 

Biography / Philippe Vandal explores the timbral possibilities between his acoustic and electronic instruments for a hyper textured architectural shifting sound.

17 November 2017, 21:00 - 1:00