An audiovisuel performance that adresses the theme of nature and presents air, water, fire and earth in a videomusical discourse that is both concrete and abstract, inspired by the movements and organic behaviors of these natural elements. Both composers draw on our kinetic relationship to the world to deploy a poetic interpretation of this universal and fundamental theme to the human experience.
Video/Music by Myriam Boucher and Pierre-Luc Lecours
A visceral multimedia performance pulsing with the virtual ambient noise, DATANOISE is a reaction to our daily media-saturated realities. The artists use lighting devices and video projections and manipulate invented instruments (inspired by wind, percussion and string instruments, and manufactured with digital technology) to explore the stage space and the dramaturgical potential of the interaction between gesture and sound. The duo delivers a physical, dense and embodied performance, punctuated sometimes by contemplative moments, sometimes by sound and visual explosions. Viewers are plunged into extreme perceptual worlds and a new sensory experience that provides keen insight into critical issues of our time.
Imaginary Landscape is an audiovisual performance for bass clarinet, gramophone, synthesizer and video. In this project, composer Pierre-Luc Lecours is interested in the mixing of acoustic and electronic sounds, as well as in the aesthetic encounter of contemporary instrumental and electroacoustic music. Imaginary Landscape uses a gramophone, which is used both to sample vinyl records and to produce percussive sounds with the aid of the metal horn. Through the video projected directly on the musicians and on different surfaces according to the place of performance, Myriam Boucher seeks to create new imaginary spaces in close relation with music and musicians.
Named as a tribute to John Cage’s Imaginary Landscape series.
present / cYcle
QUADr is an electroacoustic quartet for audiovisual performance and composition, comprised of Pierre-Luc Lecours, Myriam Boucher, Lucas Paris and Alexis Langevin-Tétrault. Using foley techniques, modular synthesizers, a graphics tablet and visual projections, they build an abstract audiovisual narrative and a performance focused on the musical interaction between performers.
/ cYcle is an electroacoustic piece that mainly uses bike wheels and explores the sound and visual possibilities induced by their manipulation. The composition is entirely interpreted in real time and seeks to evoke a audiovisual narrative linked to the idea of cycles. Immersed in audio-reactive visual projections, the musicians play on modified bicycle wheels with which they create a large variety of electronic sounds, from deep impacts to bowed strings harmonies, interpreting the electroacoustic composition /cYcle written by the ensemble. The artists take up different roles, constantly changing the stage dynamic and revealing new instruments and new musical interactions throughout the show.
Music for Money
Music for Money is an instrumental music band comprised of Myriam Boucher, Pierre-Luc Lecours, Jérémie Jones and François Girouard. Their music has been presented in different countries in the world, live and in films, theater/dance pieces and television programs.