Since the creation of MUTEK, the mandate for discerning and experimental research presented at Ex-Centris has continued year after year; here is the first of two programs exploring and scrutinizing the benefits of digital audiovisual creation. While in the past the Fellini room was used, this time around audiences will strap themselves into the comfortable seats of the Cassavetes room as they’re launched into wondrous, awe-inspiring universes.
This particular program comprises a world premiere—the CHESSMACHINE project—that, only a few years back, could have symbolized the strained relations between the East and the West. Today, this communication between two very talented composers—RICHARD CHARTIER of the U.S.A. and Russian-born, Swedish-based IVAN PAVLOV—provides a shrewd commentary on the polarization of nations and individuals, as well as the theoretical passing of the Cold War.
To get the machine off to a smooth start, ANTMANUV allows us to share in his musical and visual meditations, highlighting a mixture of natural sounds and their integration into a synthetic universe. The duo SKOLTZ_KOLGEN closes the program by inviting us to penetrate a very dense multimedia environment far from the beaten path, where organic merges with digital to generate an abstract and romantic cinematic soundscape.
June 02, 2004 20:30 - 22:30
3536 Saint-Laurent Blvd
$20.00 at the door + tx & sc