Martin Tétreault Olivier Girouard France Jobin immerson 6
© F. Jobin, 2013
immerson 6, pleased to continue its exploration of new perceptions and experiences regarding the listening process, presents for this edition local artists Olivier Girouard and Martin Tétreault. The artists will use acoustics as their laboratory to explore ideas inspired by the sound architecture while keeping with their minimalist aesthetic.
immerson is a concert event and philosophy initiated by France Jobin that proposes creating an environment dedicated to an enhanced listening experience through the physical comfort of the audience by means of a specifically designed space.
In February 2011, she initiated immerson in partnership with OBORO and in close collaboration with Stéphane Claude.
© F. Jobin, 2013
Martin Tétreaut is an internationally-renowned Montreal DJ improviser originally from the visual arts milieu. His has produced several CDs and stage performances with numerous collaborators notably Diane Labrosse, René Lussier, Jean Derome, Michel F Côté, I8U, Otomo Yoshihide, Kevin Drumm, Xavier Charles, Ikue Mori and many others. Abandoning the musical citation, on which his work was developed since its beginnings in 1985, he now explores the intrinsic qualities of the turntable: motor noises, parasitic sounds, etc.
Olivier Girouard draws inspiration for his work in the “bends”: a link between two concomitant ideas, the transformation of the relief of sound. He reinvents the way we relate to sound through several collaborations with dancers and visual artists.
France Jobin is an audio / installation artist, composer and curator. Her audio art, qualified as “sound sculpture”, distinguishes itself in a minimalist approach of complex sound environments at the intersection of analog and digital. She participates in festivals, as well as presents installations and events internationally. Jobin has produced numerous solo albums with renowned labels such as ROOM40 (AU), LINE (US), popmuzik records and ATAK (JP). France Jobin was a Sonic Arts Awards 2014 finalist in the category Sonic Research.