international festival
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Édition 19

Myriam Boucher CA/QC

Play 3
August 24, 2018, 21:00 - 01:20
Phases - Canadian premiere: 23:50 - 00:15
Signature Visions: Art, Tech & Soul: Presentations + Panel
August 22, 2018, 11:00 - 12:15
Panelist: 11:00 - 12:15
Nocturne 1
August 22, 2018, 21:00 - 03:00
VJ: 21:50 - 22:40
VJ: 23:50 - 01:20
Montréal-based video artist, composer and sound artist Myriam Boucher
Abstracted audiovisual experimentation inspired by natural phenomena and in dialogue with music, hypnotic audio-reactive projections with a fluid digital aesthetic, everyday objects transformed into fantastical, living elements of art
Les projets récents incluent / is //// is ////////// (2017) et Imaginary Landscape (2017)
Boucher integrates visual synchronicity into her compositions for orchestra, ensemble, collaborations and solo work. She's currently President of the Board of Directors of the Canadian Electroacoustic Community since 2019
Montréal: 2018, 2017 (with Imaginary Landscape) and 2016 (with QUADr)++
Myriam Boucher

Inspired by natural phenomena, Myriam Boucher merges the organic and the synthetic in her mesmerizing videomusic installations, immersive projects and audiovisual performances. Her sensitive and polymorphic work explores the intimate dialogue between music, sound and image—transforming everyday objects into fantastical, living phenomena. Elements in her skin-tingling pieces can move in synchronization with waves of sound, and very fluidly shift from solid to liquid, fragment to flood, plastic to plasmic.

A keyboardist turned visual artist working on the real-time dialogue between music and images, Boucher initially gravitated towards classical piano, jazz and then post-rock, before learning about, and then academically pursuing electroacoustics. Her current Ph.D. research in videomusic composition proposes a classification of image/sound relationships as a building block towards an eventual grammar of the genre. Boucher approaches video much in the same way as she did music composition, through a visual interface that sees her fleshing out digital timelines. Her work has won multiple prizes and in 2018 alone, she has already presented projects at France’s Musée d’art moderne et contemporain de Strasbourg, Edmonton’s Sea of Sound festival, Lonson’s Sound / Image Colloquium, Germany’s Stuttgarter Filmwinter Festival and the Centro Mexicano para la Musica y las Artes in Morelia.

After bringing modified bicycle wheels, altered electronics and palpable on-stage energy to the festival in 2016 as part of A/V performance quartet QUADr, and last year’s Imaginary Landscapes, which saw live audio-reactive visuals projected directly onto the bass clarinet, synthesizer and gramophone players, Boucher returns to MUTEK with the audiovisual performance Phases, a hypnotizing minimalist piece that employs phasing as a theme and process to relate music and image.

Appears as part of Keychange :: Amplify


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