Native Alien @ Festival “Musiikin Aika – Time of Music” (Viitasaari, Finland)


Festival “Musiikin Aika – Time of Music” (Viitasaari, Finland)

From July 1-6, 2014, Sandeep Bhagwati will be the composer of honour at the renowned “Time of Music” Festival in Viitasaari, Finland.

Felix del Tredici (bass trb), Navid Navab (computer musician), and Julian Stein (computer scores) performed “Native Alien on July 4, 2014.

Source: http://www.musiikinaika.org/en/program/

INTRA-MUROS @ l’Agora Hydro-Québec (Montreal, QC)


   Technical Design + Direction for  Performance-Installation work by Chantale Laplante, presented at the Agora de la danse in Montreal, QC.    INTRA-MUROS : HYPERÉCOUTE ET ESPACE SONORE est une installation-concert de Chantale Laplante. Présenté les 21 et 22 juin 2014 au pavillon Cœur des sciences de l'UQAM, en continu de 20h15 à 22h00.   Crédits:  Conception: Chantale Laplante /   Direction technique en environnement sonore : Julian Stein   / Musiciens : Samuel Lalande-Markon, tuba; Ana Tapia, cloches-plaques / Assistance technique : Andréanne Le Hudon

 

Technical Design + Direction for Performance-Installation work by Chantale Laplante, presented at the Agora de la danse in Montreal, QC. 

INTRA-MUROS : HYPERÉCOUTE ET ESPACE SONORE est une installation-concert de Chantale Laplante.
Présenté les 21 et 22 juin 2014 au pavillon Cœur des sciences de l'UQAM, en continu de 20h15 à 22h00. 

Crédits:  Conception: Chantale Laplante / Direction technique en environnement sonore : Julian Stein / Musiciens : Samuel Lalande-Markon, tuba; Ana Tapia, cloches-plaques / Assistance technique : Andréanne Le Hudon

Turcot : la route devenue architecture @ BIAN 2014 - la SAT (Montréal, QC)

Installation: Provided sound/interaction design for Turcot: la route devenue architecture, an interactive installation work by Berengère L. Marin-Dubuard (beewoo), presented in the Satosphere at the Société des arts technologiques (SAT), as part of BIAN 2014. The installation was presented from May 28 - June 27 2014. 

link: http://bianmontreal.ca/en/calendar/turcot-la-route-devnue-architecture

The interactive and immersive installation Turcot: la route devenue architecture offers a tour of an interchange from the point of view of a pedestrian or cyclist. The Satosphere’s spherical projection sweeps visitors into the heart of this gigantic work by offering a perceptual experience on human scale. Visitors can transform the interchange in real time, changing its structure and the journey, by manipulating a wooden model placed, like a construction game, at the centre of the dome. They create another architecture, one that is dynamic and unstable, altering the idea we have of the structure and its final form.
— Monique Savoie - Society for Arts & Technology [SAT]

Invisible Lines awarded 2014 Edith-Russ-Haus Award for Emerging Media Artists

I am pleased to announce my installation work Invisible Lines (Adam Basanta + Julian Stein) has just won the 2014 Edith-Russ-Haus Award for Emerging Media Artists! 

The next showing of Invisible Lines will be in Montréal, QC at Eastern Bloc on April 23, 2014 as part of DATA : SALON IV

The jury has unanimously decided to present Edith-Russ-Haus Awards for Emerging Media Artists of the Sparda-Bank 2014, each of which includes prize money to the amount of €3,000 and participation in an exhibition, to the following artists:

Adam Basanta & Julian Stein, Invisible Lines, 2013 - Sound installation
Axel Straschnoy, Kilpisjärvellä, 2012 - 4k full-dome film, 17’00” (planetarium)

The work Invisible Lines by the two Montreal-based sound artists and composers Adam Basanta and Julian Stein impressed the jury with the clarity of its uniting an apparent acoustic malfunction (microphone feedback) to become a multilayered sound and spatial composition. In this installation, six speakers and six microphones are situated opposite each other in a fixed order. Using software developed specifically for this purpose, the feedback loops and oscillating processes that are produced are held in a permanently changing yet self-regulating field of tension made up of chaotic structures (instability) and ordered structures (stability). This gives rise to a complex instrument from what is initially a simple arrangement that both plays with the expectations of viewers or listeners and at the same time baffles them in its nearly virtuoso intricacy as a composition.
— http://www.edith-russ-haus.de/

Early Robotics @ WABI-SABI #3 - Café Résonance (Montréal, QC)


Performance: A semi-improvised laptop trio (A Basanta, J Stein, M Stein) performing via surrogate actions with various digitally-augmented original instruments including microphone-feedback keyboards, vibration-snare drums, solenoid-percussion, and other concoctions. The piece was presented as part of the monthly experimental music series WABI-SABI at Café Résonance in Montréal, QC.

link: https://www.facebook.com/events/744175935613208/

Early Robotics @ UWindsor (Windsor, ON)


photo by Arturo Herrera @ University of Windsor 2014 (Windsor, ON)

Performance: A semi-improvised laptop trio (A Basanta, J Stein, M Stein) performing via surrogate actions with various digitally-augmented original instruments including microphone-feedback keyboards, vibration-snare drums, solenoid-percussion, and other concoctions. The piece was presented at the University of Windsor in Windsor, ON on March 31, 2014. 

link: https://vimeo.com/911808182

Invisible Lines @ Cluster: New Music and Integrated Arts Festival 2014 (Winnipeg, MB)


photo by Pablo Riquelme @ Cluster: New Music and Integrated Arts Festival 2014 (Winnipeg, MB)

INSTALLATION: A collaboration between Adam Basanta and Julian Stein, Invisible Lines explores the artistic potential of controlled feedback, and subsequently, the ability to compose temporal structures with microphone feedback as primary material. Six SM58 microphones are coupled with six extracted speaker cones. The piece was presented as part of the Cluster New Music and Integrated Arts Festival 2014 in Winnipeg, MB.

Sound Readings @ Galerie Trois Points (Montréal, QC)


    PERFORMANCE:   A collaboration between Julian Stein and Chantale Laplante in a live Montreal-Tokyo telematic performance. As part of the retrospective exhibition of Mario Côté titled Tables d’écoute (Listening Tables) their performance investigates possibilities of widening the actual space of the listener through various “sequence-jeu” of found objects, in the gallery space in Montreal and an artist atelier in Tokyo. Through a device specifically set up for this performance, Stein and Laplante propose an interplay between proximity and far away presence, swaying back and forth what is close to the ear but perhaps coming from afar, and what might be on the edge of imperceptibility but physically close.

 

PERFORMANCE: A collaboration between Julian Stein and Chantale Laplante in a live Montreal-Tokyo telematic performance. As part of the retrospective exhibition of Mario Côté titled Tables d’écoute (Listening Tables) their performance investigates possibilities of widening the actual space of the listener through various “sequence-jeu” of found objects, in the gallery space in Montreal and an artist atelier in Tokyo. Through a device specifically set up for this performance, Stein and Laplante propose an interplay between proximity and far away presence, swaying back and forth what is close to the ear but perhaps coming from afar, and what might be on the edge of imperceptibility but physically close.

Music for Lamps @ Innovations en concert (Montréal, QC)


 

 

PERFORMANCE: Music for Lamps is an installation and performance work for 12 sound and light emitting lamps by laptop trio Adam Basanta, Julian Stein, and Max Stein. The performance took place as part of the curated new music series Innovations en concert in Montréal, QC.

link: http://innovationsenconcert.ca/event/2013-generator/

Music for Lamps @ UChicago (Chicago, IL) - Play as Inquiry Symposium


    INSTALLATION:  Music for Lamps is an installation and performance work for sound and light emitting lamps by laptop trio Adam Basanta, Julian Stein, and Max Stein. Household lamps are physically couple with surface transducer speakers that gives each a distinct voice within an immersive environment. The installation features several modes of composed sound and light dialogues between each of the lamps. 12-channel office lamp version of the installation functionally incorporated into the Play as Inquiry experimental practicum in Chicago, IL.  link:  www.musicforlamps.com  

 

INSTALLATION: Music for Lamps is an installation and performance work for sound and light emitting lamps by laptop trio Adam Basanta, Julian Stein, and Max Stein. Household lamps are physically couple with surface transducer speakers that gives each a distinct voice within an immersive environment. The installation features several modes of composed sound and light dialogues between each of the lamps. 12-channel office lamp version of the installation functionally incorporated into the Play as Inquiry experimental practicum in Chicago, IL.

link: www.musicforlamps.com 

Invisible Lines @ Goethe-Institut (Montréal, QC)


 

INSTALLATION: A collaboration between Adam Basanta and Julian Stein, Invisible Lines explores the artistic potential of controlled feedback, and subsequently, the ability to compose temporal structures with microphone feedback as primary material. Six SM58 microphones are coupled with six extracted speaker cones. The piece was presented as part of the Limits & Renewals symposium led by matralab at the Goethe-Institut Montreal in Fall 2013.

link: https://vimeo.com/78427816

Music for Lamps @ Time Forms - McGill Univeristy (Montréal, QC)


    INSTALLATION : Music for Lamps is an installation and performance work for sound and light emitting lamps by laptop trio Adam Basanta, Julian Stein, and Max Stein. Household lamps are physically couple with surface transducer speakers that gives each a distinct voice within an immersive environment. The installation features several modes of composed sound and light dialogues between each of the lamps. 4-channel version of the installation functionally incorporated into the Time Forms Symposium at McGill University in Montréal, QC.  link:  www.musicforlamps.com

 

INSTALLATION: Music for Lamps is an installation and performance work for sound and light emitting lamps by laptop trio Adam Basanta, Julian Stein, and Max Stein. Household lamps are physically couple with surface transducer speakers that gives each a distinct voice within an immersive environment. The installation features several modes of composed sound and light dialogues between each of the lamps. 4-channel version of the installation functionally incorporated into the Time Forms Symposium at McGill University in Montréal, QC.

link: www.musicforlamps.com

Music for Lamps @ Electric Eclectics (Meaford, ON)


    PERFORMANCE : Music for Lamps is an installation and performance work for sound and light emitting lamps by laptop trio Adam Basanta, Julian Stein, and Max Stein. The performance was part of the 2013 Electric Eclectics Festival in Meaford, ON and featured over 40 lamps in an outdoor setting.  link:  www.musicforlamps.com

 

PERFORMANCE: Music for Lamps is an installation and performance work for sound and light emitting lamps by laptop trio Adam Basanta, Julian Stein, and Max Stein. The performance was part of the 2013 Electric Eclectics Festival in Meaford, ON and featured over 40 lamps in an outdoor setting.

link: www.musicforlamps.com

Music for Lamps @ Sounds Like Audio Art Festival (Saskatoon, SK)


    PERFORMANCE : Music for Lamps is an installation & performance work for 12 sound and light emitting lamps by laptop trio Adam Basanta, Julian Stein, and Max Stein. The performance was part of the Sounds Like Audio Art Festival 2013 in Saskatoon, SK.   link:  http://soundslikefest.tumblr.com/post/55617587790

 

PERFORMANCE: Music for Lamps is an installation & performance work for 12 sound and light emitting lamps by laptop trio Adam Basanta, Julian Stein, and Max Stein. The performance was part of the Sounds Like Audio Art Festival 2013 in Saskatoon, SK.

 link: http://soundslikefest.tumblr.com/post/55617587790

Music for Lamps @ VIVO Media Arts Centre (Vancouver, BC)


    PERFORMANCE : Music for Lamps is an installation and performance work for 12 sound and light emitting lamps by laptop trio Adam Basanta, Julian Stein, and Max Stein. The performance was part of the curated series Video Bar at the VIVO Media Arts Centre in Vancouver, BC - the first stop on our Summer of Lamps Tour 2013.   link:  http://vivomediaarts.com/event/video-bar-music-lamps-music-internet-music-furniture

 

PERFORMANCE: Music for Lamps is an installation and performance work for 12 sound and light emitting lamps by laptop trio Adam Basanta, Julian Stein, and Max Stein. The performance was part of the curated series Video Bar at the VIVO Media Arts Centre in Vancouver, BC - the first stop on our Summer of Lamps Tour 2013.

 link: http://vivomediaarts.com/event/video-bar-music-lamps-music-internet-music-furniture

Music for Lamps @ FOFA Gallery (Montréal, QC)


    INSTALLATION/PERFORMANCE:   Music for Lamps is an installation and performance work for 12 sound and light emitting lamps by laptop trio Adam Basanta, Julian Stein, and Max Stein. The piece was presented as an installation as part of   the 2  013 Fine Arts Graduating Students Exhibition at Concordia University's FOFA Gallery in Montréal, QC, with a performance by the trio at the show's  vernissage .   link:  https://vimeo.com/7026908

 

INSTALLATION/PERFORMANCE: Music for Lamps is an installation and performance work for 12 sound and light emitting lamps by laptop trio Adam Basanta, Julian Stein, and Max Stein. The piece was presented as an installation as part of the 2013 Fine Arts Graduating Students Exhibition at Concordia University's FOFA Gallery in Montréal, QC, with a performance by the trio at the show's vernissage.

link: https://vimeo.com/7026908

cumulonimbus @ ELEKTRA 2013 - matralab (Montréal, QC)


    INSTALLATION : In collaboration with Kathy Kennedy, cumulonimbus is an installation that involves hyper-directional audio spotlight speakers that track and whisper into the ears of visitors within a darkened room. The piece was presented as part of the 2013 ELEKTRA digital arts festival in Montréal, QC.  link:  http://2013.elektramontreal.ca/en/artists/kathy-kennedy-julian-stein-cumulonimbus.html

 

INSTALLATION: In collaboration with Kathy Kennedy, cumulonimbus is an installation that involves hyper-directional audio spotlight speakers that track and whisper into the ears of visitors within a darkened room. The piece was presented as part of the 2013 ELEKTRA digital arts festival in Montréal, QC.

link: http://2013.elektramontreal.ca/en/artists/kathy-kennedy-julian-stein-cumulonimbus.html

Einstein's Dreams @ Hexagram Black Box (Montréal, QC)


Einstein’s Dream is an environment in which visitors encounter installations with responsive fields of video, light, and spatialized sound, in a set of tableaus. Each tableau is inspired by a vignette from Alan Lightman’s novel, Einstein’s Dreams, set in Berne Switzerland, in 1904, the year that Albert Einstein received the Nobel prize. Or rather, a set of parallel 1904′s, each of which is a different kind of time. In one, time slows to a halt as you approach a particular place; in another there is no future; in third, time sticks and slips; in a fourth age reverses and what is rotten becomes fresh as time passes. In some tableaus performers work with the textures and rhythms of lighting, sound and visitors’ expectations to create different kinds of time poetically related to the novel’s vignettes. As a performer walks from place to place she may drag a pool of rhythmed light and sound the conditions your sense of time. The pool mutates or merges into another pool with a different type of time.

Creative team
Michael Montanaro : Creative direction, art direction and coordination
Sha Xin Wei: Phenomenology of time perception
Jerome Delapierre: Realtime video, visual design and videography
Navid Navab: Real-time sound, sound design, sensor system design
Julian Stein: Realtime lighting