ALEXIS LANGEVIN-TÉTRAULT, GUILLAUME CÔTÉ & DAVE GAGNON (QC - CA)
INTERNATIONAL DIGITAL ART FESTIVAL
USINE C - 9 PM
JUNE 15, 2019 Montreal, Canada
BIO - ALEXIS LANGEVIN-TÉTRAULT, GUILLAUME CÔTÉ & DAVE GAGNON
As a composer and stage artist, Alexis Langevin-Tétrault has contributed to a variety of experimental music projects under the guises of Falaises, DATANOISE, QUADr, BetaFeed, Alexeï Kawolski and Recepteurz. His actual work is characterized by physical performance, scenographic work, the thorough use of digital audio technologies, exploration of sound timbre and also conceptual and social reflection.
His work has been presented internationally in more than a hundred events such as Intonal (SWE), ADAF (GR), MUTEK Montreal (CA), MUTEK Barcelona (SP), BIAN-Elektra (CA), Akousma (CA), Transient (FR), Visions of the future (USA), ISEA (CA), Mois Multi (CAN), Sines & Squares (UK), Digital Weekender (UK), Exhibitronic (BE) and Espace du son (BE). His work was rewarded by Foundation Destellos (AR) in 2014 and 2015, by SOCAN Foundation (CA) in 2015, and also by Exhibitronic Festival (FR), International Electroacoustic Music Week (FR) and fondation Musiques & Recherches (BE) in
Influenced by his surroundings, the electroacoustic composer Guillaume Côté explores, through a mixture of concrete, synthetic and vocal materials, the territorial, linguistic and social dynamics of Quebec. Eclectic, his artistic research is based not only on meeting the Other, by a musical discourse with narrative or informative aims, but also on abstraction induced modular systems.
Winner of numerous awards and creation grants, he holds a master's degree in electroacoustic
composition from the Université de Montréal under the supervision of Robert Normandeau.
He collaborated with several artists such as Samuel Bobony (Black Givre), Guillaume Campion (Archipel), Lucie Leroux (Empreintes) Dave Gagnon (L’Autre) and Alexis Langevin-Tétrault (Falaises).
Having worked in the field of digital imaging for almost fifteen years, Dave Gagnon explores through
various mediums (installations, architectural projections, public interventions) the relationship
between the voluntary and the involuntary. In his research, he questions the boundaries that define
art in general, and questions what drives one to see beyond the eyes.
His work as an independent artist have been presented in Quebec on the Image Mill, Festival Montréal en Lumières, Musée national des beaux-arts du Québec, Manif D’Art 8, festival PHOS, Mois Multi, Akousma14 and as well as in Toronto, Chicago, Los Angeles and Singapore on a large array of projects. He is currently working and living in Montreal and he is a member of the audiovisual performance collective Falaises.
Falaises combines the musical practices of composers Guillaume Côté and Alexis Langevin-Tétrault with the work of visual artist Dave Gagnon.
Standing halfway between artistic installation and video art, the collective offers a performance using digital audio tools and modular synthesizers, which disrupt in real time the video projections and light matter presented on a unique multi-support device.
The aesthetics of the work exploit the sonic dichotomy between noise and tonality, as well as the interplay of moiré, shadows and visual anomalies.
The result is a fascinating, structured but lively work, evoking the contemplation of a luminous storm at the edge of the abyss.
Guillaume Côté (audio)
Alexis Langevin-Tétrault (audio)
Dave Gagnon (visual)