AntiVolume .2016
Live performance for LED light columns and digital modular synthesis

AntiVolume is an immersion in a synesthetic space of timbre and colour.

In this series of performances, the audience is in the presence of a volatile and energetic sculpture, made of sound and light. Resulting from an algorithmic research, it is sculpted in realtime by the artist’s improvisation. Multiple columns of light occupy the performance space. The audience is immersed in this work and perceives it as a physical and textural experience.

This work is in constant evolution. In part improvised, each performance is unique and reflects the venue, the audience and the sociopolitical context. Lucas Paris draws inspiration from the vast vocabulary of electronic music: noise, ambient, IDM, EDM… These references are reinterpreted through a strong musical character and personal fantasy.

QUADr Cycle .2016
Live electroacoustic quartet, bicycle wheels

QUADr is an electroacoustic quartet for audiovisual performance and composition, comprised of Pierre-Luc Lecours, Myriam Boucher, Lucas Paris and Alexis Langevin-Tétrault. Using foley techniques, modular synthesizers, a graphics tablet and visual projections, they build an abstract audiovisual narrative and a performance focused on the musical interaction between performers.

Immersed in audio-reactive visual projections, the musicians play on modified bicycle wheels with which they create a large variety of electronic sounds, from deep impacts to bowed strings harmonies, interpreting the electroacoustic composition /cYcle written by the ensemble. The artists take up different roles, constantly changing the stage dynamic and revealing new instruments and new musical interactions throughout the show.

Lecours, Boucher, Paris and Langevin-Tétrault, composers and performers of post-rock, acousmatic and electronic music, bring you a unique creation: dark and at the forefront of technological experimentations and musical innovations.