Visions of the Future II – LaMaMa // Dec. 1st
La MaMa and CultureHub Present
Visions of the Future II
Directed by Asher Remy-Toledo & Mark Bolotin
(Co-Directors, Hyphen Hub)
Guest Curated by Alain Thibault
(Artistic Director, ELEKTRA Montreal)
Join us for a night of of interactive audio-visual performances with Visions of the Future II. Montreal’s ELEKTRA festival and New York’s Hyphen Hub join forces to bring you a night of extraordinary, immersive multimedia and machinery that reveal new and provocative visions of the future.
“Soft Revolvers” by Myriam Bleau, composer, digital artist and performer who explores the limits between musical performance and digital arts. “Soft Revolvers” is a mesmerizing audiovisual performance for 4 spinning LED tops with large spinning bodies that evoke DJ turntables, hip hop and dance music.
“Frequencies (A)” by Nicolas Bernier, winner of Golden Nica at Ars Electronica in 2013. The performance combines the sound of mechanically triggered tuning forks with pure digital sound-waves. Streams of light burst in synchronicity with the forks, creating a truly unique sound and light composition.
“Physical” by Matthew Biederman with Alain Thibault, director of ELEKTRA. The audio-visual performance explores the liminal edges of perception where the senses begin to dissolve. By using techniques which overload the eye and ear, the work explores the question of where perception actually occurs.
Merche Blasco is an interdisciplinary artist and composer who builds digital instruments for electronic music performance. Her instruments are designed to expand the performer’s gestural vocabulary beyond the constrictions of traditional hardware. For Visions of the Future II, she will create an electroacoustic improvisation with home-made controllers based on an array of natural elements and repurposed household objects.
The event will also begin with a live set by Kamron Saniee, a musician and electronic producer based in NYC. Kamron creates his techno and electro-instrumental performances through a combination of original synthesis methods and formal experimentation.
Thursday, Dec. 1st, 2016 | 8-11pm
$20 | $15 Seniors/Students | $5 Artists (limited)
The Downstairs at LaMaMa
66 E 4th St.
Tickets at culturehub.org