SONIC CINEMA - WEEK #4 · FRIDAY, MARCH 17
Friday, March 17 · 20:00 - 22:00
Doors open at 19:45 - please make sure to arrive on time to attend the whole session
Tickets on shotgun only - limited capacity 15 EUR
35-37 Rue des Francs-Bourgeois, Paris 75004
Friday, March 17· 20:00 - 22:00
20:00 - 20:10 Monom Studios Recalibration (4DSOUND installation)
20:10 - 20:40 Stefan Maier, Deviant Chain (4DSOUND installation)
20:40 - 21:00 (20 min break) Monom Studios Recalibration (4DSOUND installation)
21:00 - 21:40 Miranda Prestyl & ADC303 (4DSOUND LIVE)
ABOUT SONIC CINEMA
To visit Sonic Cinema is to enter a liminal zone - a ‘space of possibles’ where Spatial Sound fundamentally enhances and alters the ways stories are told and experienced.
A pure sonic experience, set in complete darkness - the Sonic Film is a film that the audience inhabits and experiences with their whole body. Uninhibited by the visual sense with its defined boundaries, this new medium enhances one's physiological experience, vastly expanding possibilities for narrative creation and embodiment.
Before each session you will be able to experience a Recalibration by Monom Studios to tune in your senses. This moment will serve to sharpen our attention and in particular our ability to listen more deeply, to listen with the whole body.
For more information about Monom Studios follow them on instragram: @monomstudios and visit their website: www.monomsound.com
ABOUT THE ARTISTS
Using an AI-based speech synthesizer, Deviant Chain speculates on the inner workings of non-human intelligence underlying computationally-generated sound. This speech synthesizer is used as the basis for an imagined language: the phonetic material generated by the AI is used to construct a new phonology and notation system specific to its unruly output. The work is presented as a large-scale sound installation which centers on a through-composed composition consisting of synthetic sound generated by speech synthesizer and modular synthesis. Deviant Chain points towards a future where humans might have to grapple with non-human language and underlying forms of inhuman cognition — forms of cognition which might no longer correspond to inherited categories of human comprehension.
Deviant Chain was commissioned by the Ultima Festival, where it premiered at the Oslo Museum for Contemporary Art in 2019.
Stefan Maier is an artist based in Vancouver, Canada — the unceded, traditional territories of the xʷməθkwəy̓ əm (Musqueam), Skwxwú7mesh (Squamish), and Səl̓ílwətaɬ (Tsleil-Waututh)Nations. Working fluidly between live electronic performance, installation, concert music, and various interdisciplinary projects, his works explore the chaotic flows of sonic matter through buildings,
sound systems, instruments, software, and bodies. His work has been presented by Haus der Kulturen der Welt (Germany), INA-GRM (France), Ultima festival (Norway), SPOR festival (Denmark), Unsound Festival (Poland), Gong Tomorrow (Denmark), and Gaudeamus Muziekweek (Netherlands), among many others. His work as sound designer and film/dance composer has been presented most recently at Sterischer Herbst (Austria), International Film Festival Rotterdam (Netherlands), Vleeshal Center for Contemporary Art (Netherlands), and V-A-C foundation (Russia). In 2017 he received a Mayor’s Art Award from the City of Vancouver and was a 2019 Macdowell Colony Fellow (USA). Stefan is Assistant Professor of Sound Art and Sound Design at the School for the Contemporary Arts at Simon Fraser University.
ADC303 is an artist and composer based in Paris. His core sound practice is defined by modular experimental technics. Like a heartfelt cry, his work brings sound waves in between apocalyptical, atmospheric feelings and a harmonious climax.
Miranda Prestyl is a French classical pianist based in Paris.
She has graduated from the Ecole Normale de Musique Afred Cortot and is since recognized for her technical virtuosity, inspired and revealed on the music of Bach and Schönberg. Miranda is pursuing and renewing her research on the experimentation of sounds, spaces, with a view to unity, discarding the artificial for the most part.
What is SPATIAL sound? Spatial sound is a term to describe the way we have evolved to perceive space through sound - it refers to the way we hear sound naturally in the world around us, in all its complexity and depth. From above, below, around us, through and within us. The perfect spatial sound experience is the one we experience every day. When we refer to spatial sound technology, this is technology that aims to recreate this effect.
We advise coming 20 prior to the start of the sessions to enjoy Monom Studios Recalibrations
For a better experience we recommend having cell phones turned off as light can distract from the experience.
If you need to leave the room in the middle of the session, please do so in silence.
No cash accepted for the tickets, all the tickets are sold only on shotgun. Possibility to buy directly at the beginning of the event on shotgun.
Spatial Sound by MONOM Studios
Thanks to Dover Street Market Paris
Visual identity by Studio Doppelgänger