Quiet Cue #142Sunday, September 7th · 6PM opening
Jocelyn Robert (Québec): »Four Videos«
Carl Stone (Tokyo/USA) – solo sound performance
Jocelyn Robert – solo sound performance
exhibition open on Monday 8th Sep: 2pm–8pm
I am interested in singularities. Most of my work in the last twenty years explores paths
that lead in this direction. The pieces shown at Quiet Cue are the result of the rebuilding
in video pictures of specific moments in time, re-presenting their singularity.
The older piece, Kyoto, shows an encounter that could have been, were it for a few
seconds of delay; the most recent piece, Blue Empire New-York Babel Billboard,
reconstructs Andy Warhol's Empire movie half a century later, looking through
what has become our most common window to the world.
Jocelyn Robert is an interdisciplinary artist from Québec. He works in a variety of media:
sound, performance, installation, music, computer art and writing.
Trained first as an architect (1984), Jocelyn Robert left architecture for art around 1988.
First involved in audio art, his work soon took an interdiscplinary direction and he ended up
working with different media and within a variety of contexts.
He released a first solo LP in 1988 on ReR Records (London), went on to publish over
15 solo recordings and took part in numerous collaborations (with artists Daniel Jolliffe,
Louis Ouellet, Laetitia Sonami, Michael Snow, etc) and compilations. He also made
site-specific sound works, performances and radio projects. He showed is visual art works,
videos and installations in many countries, notably in Canada, United-States, Australia,
Chile, Mexico, Germany and France. His video installation «L’Invention des Animaux»
was awarded First Prize, Image Category, at the Berlin Transmediale in 2002. He was
also given Prix du Rayonnement International from Conseil de la Culture de Québec
in 2006, Prix Videre in 2009, and numerous grants from different funding agencies.
His work has been shown in a number of publications, notably in a major solo catalogue
by Galerie de l’UQAM, in Montréal in 2005. He is the founder of the audio art centre
Avatar, in Quebec City, has taught at Mills College (California) and UQAM (Montreal)
and is currently director of Ecole des arts visuels de l’Université Laval.
FUJIKEN was composed between 2012 and 2013 in Tokyo where I reside for much
of the year. The work blends field recordings made through Southeast Asia (Vietnam,
Thailand, Cambodia and Japan) with appropriated music mostly from street cassettes,
processed and resynthesized. The work has no set structure and although some sections
have been more or less determined as to their materials and methods of manipulation,
the overall form as well as the smaller musical details are open and improvised. Field
materials tonight might include recorded meandering on the Chao Praya river (Bangkok),
a fire outbreak in Phnom Pehn, college sports practice in Toyota City Japan, and whatever
else the mood might seek.
Carl Stone is one of the pioneers of live computer music, and has been hailed by
the Village Voice as "the king of sampling." and "one of the best composers living in
(the USA) today." He has used computers in live performance since 1986. Stone was born
in Los Angeles and now divides his time between San Francisco and Japan. He studied
composition at the California Institute of the Arts with Morton Subotnick and James Tenney
and has composed electro-acoustic music almost exclusively since 1972. His works have
been performed in the U.S., Canada, Europe, Asia, Australia, South America and the Near
East. In addition to his schedule of performance, composition and touring, he is on the
faculty of the Department of Media Engineering at Chukyo University in Japan.
Quiet Cue #143Saturday, September 27th · 8.15PM
W. Mark Sutherland – voice and electronics / sound poetry
Ilia Belorukov & Johnny Chang – saxophone & viola duo
Jasmin Schaitl & William 'Bilwa' Costa – site-specific performance