Nicolas Bernier and his ensemble [CA]
The Oscillator Set is a project conceived as a space for reflection and action around the musicalisation of the most basic sound: the sine wave. Unique in its kind, the ensemble is at the antipode of the miniaturization of today's electronic instruments, each musician playing on heavy oscillators from the 60s, 70s and 80s.
While reinterpreting historical repertoire of early electronic music, the ensemble stimulates contemporary creation by hosting artists in residency, as well as guests from various backgrounds, at the crossroads of electronic, experimental, mixed and improvised music. The ensemble was founded in 2016 at the Faculté de musique de l’Université de Montréal and is directed by multidisciplinary artist Nicolas Bernier.