World Premiere of Nicolas Bernier “Frequencies (a)”
Wednesday October 10th, 7:00PM to 9:00PM
78 rue Hanson, Gatineau (Québec)
frequencies (a) is a sound performance combining the sound of mechanically triggered tuning forks with pure digital soundwaves. The performer is triggering sequences from the computer, activating solenoides that hits the tuning forks with high precision. Streams of light burst in synchronicity with the forks, creating a not-quite-minimal sound and light composition.
• nicolas bernier: audiovisual composition, concept, programmation, electronics and performance
• olivier lefebvre: techical design
• laurent loison: fabrication
duration : +/- 25 minutes
Nicolas Bernier Bio
Nicolas Bernier is joyfully flowing from sound performance to installation, musique concrète, live electronics, post-rock, noise improv, video art while also working with dance, theatre, moving images and interdisciplinarity contexts. In the midst of this eclecticism, his artistic concerns remain constant: the balance between the cerebral and the sensual, and between organic sound sources and digital processing. His works have been noticed at Prix Ars Electronica (Austria), SONAR (Spain), Mutek (Canada), DotMov Festival (Japan), ZKM (Germany), Transmediale (Germany) and have been published on labels like Crónica (Portugal), Ahornfelder (Germany), leerraum (Switzerland) and Home Normal (UK). He is currently a PhD candidate in sonic arts at the University of Huddersfield (UK) under the direction of Dr. Pierre Alexandre Tremblay and Dr. Monty Adkins. He is a member of “Perte de signal”, a media arts research and development centre based in Montreal.