AKOUSMA is produced by Réseaux, a composer-run organization dedicated to presenting and commissioning electroacoustic. Presenting international works that span the spectrum of electronic music, the eighth annual AKOUSMA festival takes place in Montréal beginning on Wednesday, October 12.
Pierre-Yves Macé (from France), France Jobin (Canada), Horacio Vaggione (France/Argentina) and Louis Dufort (Canada) will be interpreting their works live in EMPAC’s Studio 2 over a 16-speaker system surrounding the audience.
Composer Louis Dufort’s music ranges from a cathartic form of expressionism to a focus on the inner structure of sound matter. Named artistic director of Réseaux in 2010, he begins his first season with a concert at EMPAC.
Pierre-Yves Macé is a French musician whose music encompasses improvisation on machines, a background in piano and classical percussion, jazz-rock/prog-rock bands, dance accompaniments and an interest in literature and musicology.
France Jobin (aka i8u) is a sound/installation/web artist and curator. Her extensive solo and collaborative work has been featured in web work/installations and various music and new technology festivals across North America and Europe.
Horacio Vaggione is an Argentinian-born electroacoustic and musique concrète composer who specializes in micromontage, granular synthesis and microsound, and whose pieces often are for performer and computer‐generated tape.
AKOUSMA at EMPAC takes place at 8pm on Friday, and tix are $18; students and seniors $13.
BUT WAIT… Have we got a deal for you!?! We’re giving away a pair of FREE TIX to the performance. To enter the contest, just post a comment below. Please leave your email address, too. We won’t publish it, but we’ll use it to contact you if you win. The winners will be selected at random and notified on Friday. Good luck! Congratulations to Rich!