[microsound-announce] Fwd: immersound_LAX and immersound_SEA with Tim Hecker, Christopher Bissonnette and Akira Rabelais

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Thu Oct 17 20:09:40 EDT 2013

*immersound_LAX with Christopher Bissonnette, Tim Hecker, and Akira Rabelais


*Click here to purchase tickets now! Admission is limited to 40 for this
very special and intimate

*November 6, 2013**
**Human Resources**
**410 Cottage Home St.**
**Los Angeles, CA 90012*

pleased to present
*immersound_LAX* in partnership with *Human
 and *VOLUME*<http://robertcrouch.us2.list-manage1.com/track/click?u=8ce643dd4cc430b41d73646a3&id=4f9356166d&e=f40f11ea66>

*immersound* is a concert series/philosophy initiated by artist *France
Jobin*, which proposes to create a unique listening environment by focusing
on the physical comfort of the audience through a specifically designed
space. The premise for *immersound* is to seek out/explore new perceptions
and experiences of the listening process by pushing the notion of
“immersion” to its possible limits. Set in a very intimate context, limited
to an audience of no more than 40, the architecture of the multi-channel
sound system is consistent and evolutive in its design and tuning. The
artists work collaboratively with the curator and and sound engineer to
develop musical compositions unique to the *immersound* experience.

*Christopher Bissonnette* is a Canadian musician/sound artist/designer
living and working in the Detroit/ Windsor area. He has released two
full-length albums for the Chicago based label Kranky and more recently a
collaborative recording with David Wenngren (Library Tapes) on Home Normal.
Bissonnette is also a founding member of Thinkbox, a project-based
collective that has explored art, sound and video in a variety of contexts
ranging from art galleries to music venues.

Bissonnette began his career studying fine art at the University of Windsor
with a major in video and multimedia. His intense interest in sound art
began while creating audio works to support the abstracted imagery of his
visual work. Bissonnette also experienced the rise of the Detroit
electronic music scene in the early nineties and began to develop a
distinct sound of his own. Experimenting with “purist” techno sounds,
working with analogue synths and rhythm machines, he soon discovered that
this was ultimately unfulfilling. In 1996 Bissonnette teamed up with Mark
Laliberte to form Disseminator Audio, which produced hybrid performances of
sequenced tracks, turntable experiments and spoken word. Bissonnette
refined his practice producing audio, video and installation work. In 1997
Laliberte and Bissonnette began working with Windsor film and video artist
Chris MacNamara, founding Thinkbox, a media collective focused on the
intersection of art and electronic music. Thinkbox produces art in a
variety of media and spaces from art galleries to nightclubs and have
fronted a series of limited edition themed compilations.

In 2004 Thinkbox was invited to perform a showcase at the Mutek music
festival in Montreal. In addition to a collaborative performance with the
other five members, Bissonnette offered a solo piece derived from a body of
work that would be the foundation of his solo debut release, Periphery.
Over the past ten years Bissonnette has continued to expand his aural
vocabulary and production techniques incorporating elements of concrete,
field recording and modular synthesis.

*Tim Hecker* is a Canadian-based musician and sound artist, born in
Vancouver. Since 1996, he has produced a range of audio works for Kranky,
Alien8, Mille Plateaux, Room40, Force Inc, Staalplaat, and Fat Cat. His
works have been described as “structured ambient”, “tectonic color plates”
and “cathedral electronic music”. More to the point, he has focused on
exploring the intersection of noise, dissonance and melody, fostering an
approach to songcraft, which is both physical and emotive. The New York
Times has described his work as “foreboding, abstract pieces in which
static and sub-bass rumbles open up around slow moving notes and chords,
like fissures in the earth waiting to swallow them whole”. His *Harmony in
Ultraviolet* received critical acclaim, including being recognized by
Pitchfork as a top recording of 2006. *Radio Amor* was also recognized as a
key recording of 2003 by Wire magazine. His work has also included
commissions for contemporary dance, sound-art installations, as well as
various writings. He currently resides in Montreal.

An intellectual pioneer as much as anything else, *Akira Rabelais* issued
forth musical creations and inventions from his perch at CalArts. Born and
raised in South Texas, one of his childhood pastimes involved shooting
metal plates with BB guns so that he could experience the unique sound that
it caused. That fascination with sound, combined with a philosophical and
literary bent (his favorite surreal and magical realist snippets of
literature are on his website,
helped lay the path for the musical creations he has been issuing since
1990 — he describes himself as a “composer writing software, not an
engineer making music.” The software that Rabelais made reference to in
that quote, or at least the most famous among his inventions, was the
Argeïphontes Lyre. With functions like Eviscerator Reanimator, Time Domain
Mutation, Morphological Disintegration, Verwechslung Kaffeetass, and the
Lobster Quadrille, the Lyre was a program that allowed the user to make a
number of alterations to a piece of pre-recorded sound. The program quickly
became a favorite of electronic music composers such as Terre Thaemlitz and
Scanner, who used it to create disorienting sound shifts. Rabelais’ own CD,
Elongated Pentagonal Pyramid (Ritornell, 1999), showed the stamp of the
Lyre, with its multiple layers of gently wavering sound. Eisotrophobia
followed in spring 2001.

Tmymtur: Release Date | 18.March.2013
remixes with Taylor Deupree, Yui Onodera, i8u, Celer, Christopher Willits,
Mark Harris, Sogar, Opitope and Stephan Mathieu.

Laureate of the Opus Prize for the concert of the year 2011-2012
presented at*: AKOUSMA 8 : sens_action : France Jobin, *Réseaux des arts
médiatiques on  October 14.2011

Valence on LINE

Surface Tension on Murmur Records, Japan

francejobin.com <http://i8u.com>


on DER: 29 PALMS

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