Music lovers and sympathizers of world sounds, sound lovers and fans of new sensory experiences, see you on Thursday 15th February at Abattoirs de Bomel for an evening of Music+Tech conferences *in French* organised by KIKK and TRAKK, the creative hub from Namur.
The musician Alex Augier is going to present a combination of images to hear and sounds to see: a set of hybrid digital musical aesthetics. Artist Antoine Bertin will take us into sonorous immersion, a place where sounds combine to tell us stories. Eric Raynaud, alias Fraction, will introduce the visual art dimension to our sound field while taking a detour through the 4DSOUND.
And to close the evening, Xavier Gazon will offer a performance built around kinetic electroacoustic instruments, bending circuit and modular analog.
FREE upon registration.
When? - Thursday, February 15, at 7pm
Where? - Abattoirs de Bomel - Traverse des Muses 18 (Entrée par la Rue Piret-Pauchet) 5000 Namur
Alex Augier is an electronic musician based in Paris. His work focuses on hybrid digital aesthetics in a musical and transversal perspective, including sound, visual, formal and spatial elements. These elements interact with the stage space, himself, and take mainly the form of singular audiovisual performances. He defends an overview of the creative process where design, programming and technology are an integral part of the artistic project. His works have been presented at international festivals including Scopitone (Nantes/FR), Elektra (Montreal/CA), Media Ambition Tokyo (Tokyo/JP), L.E.V (Gijon/SP), Festival de la Imagen (Manizales/CO), Open Source Art (Gdansk/PL), KinoBeat (Porto Alegre/BR), Athens Arts Digital (Athenes/GR), Nemo (Paris/FR)…
Antoine Bertin listens his way around science and sensoriality, environment and audio storytelling, data and music composition. He creates experiences combining elements of immersive sound, interactive storytelling and tangible material. Both as an artist and founder of sound-driven creative studio Sound Anything, his work has been shown at Tate Britain, Palais de Tokyo and Sonar+D. He collaborates with Marshmallow Laser Feast, The Guardian VR, NTS radio.
A talk for the ears during which Antoine will present his latest artistic work, the strange world of binaural audio technology, and share ideas about the future of sound and listening experiences.
Fraction, is Eric Raynaud a french music composer and digital art creative designer living in Paris whose work is particularly focuses on sound immersion and its interactions with the visual media. His first musical productions appeared on the German label Shitkatapult before joining the Parisien prestigious label INFINE in 2008.
He is awarded by Institut Français in Digital Arts field in 2014 and led a several months research and creation at Society for Arts and Technology of Montreal on sound immersion and new media interactions that drove him to imagine a new piece named Entropia, that eventually toured the world ever since and get covered by famous medias like Creators Projects, DesignBoom, XLR8 and many more.
Most recently (2016), he was the first artist in residency invited to the new and innovative Spatial Sound Institute created by 4DSound in Budapest (Hungary), which takes the form of a unique sound system in the world where he re-visits the atypical work Of Xenakis, Persepolis.
= Xavier Gazon = PERFORMANCE =
Xavier Gazon is a music producer, sound designer and artist who focuses on intuitive, original and fun electronic interfaces. He is one of circuit bending pioneers in Europe that he made known with his synthpop band "Playboy's Bend". Most of his instruments are homemade or modified to create a unique and personal approach to sound.
Xavier Gazon will present new instruments that he created by performing a concert / performance mixing kinetic electroacoustic instruments, circuit bending and modular analog.