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 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

 

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

Music for Lamps @ Goethe-Institut (Montréal, QC) - Nuit Blanche 2013


  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 part of a matralab curated night of installations and performances entitled LuminoSoniCities for Nuit Blanche 2013 at the Goethe-Institut in Montreal, QC. link: www.musicforlamps.com

 

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 part of a matralab curated night of installations and performances entitled LuminoSoniCities for Nuit Blanche 2013 at the Goethe-Institut in Montreal, QC.

link: www.musicforlamps.com

Montréal Sound Map @ Goethe-Institut (Montréal, QC) - Nuit Blanche 2013


  INSTALLATION: The Montréal Sound Map is an interactive soundscape project that allows users to upload field recordings to a Google Map of Montréal. Since 2008, almost 300 sound recordings from all over the island have been collected and archived. In this installation, the Montréal Sound Map is projected on a window of the Goethe-Institut. The map runs on autoplay with field recordings selected at random one after another, and the map pans to new locations following each newly selected sound. The audio will be heard both outside and inside, providing viewers with two very different listening environments: one static and one dynamic. link: www.montrealsoundmap.com

 

INSTALLATION: The Montréal Sound Map is an interactive soundscape project that allows users to upload field recordings to a Google Map of Montréal. Since 2008, almost 300 sound recordings from all over the island have been collected and archived.

In this installation, the Montréal Sound Map is projected on a window of the Goethe-Institut. The map runs on autoplay with field recordings selected at random one after another, and the map pans to new locations following each newly selected sound. The audio will be heard both outside and inside, providing viewers with two very different listening environments: one static and one dynamic.

link: www.montrealsoundmap.com

Montréal Sound Map @ CCA (Montréal, QC) - Nuit Blanche 2013


 

INSTALLATION: In collaboration with Max Stein, the Montréal Sound Map installation was presented as a silent disco which blends sounds from the Montreal Sound Map with electronic music curated from local Montreal artists, curated by Jen Reimer and Gambletron. The project was present at the Canadian Centre for Architecture (CCA) in Montréal, QC as part of Nuit Blanche 2013.

The Montréal Sound Map is an interactive soundscape project that allows users to upload field recordings to a Google Map of Montréal. Since 2008, almost 300 sound recordings from all over the island have been collected and archived.

link: http://www.cca.qc.ca/en/education-events/1952-2013-nuit-blanche-a-montreal-at-the-cca

piano/forte @ Goethe-Institut (Montreal, QC) - Nuit Blanche 2013


  INSTALLATION: In collaboration with Sandeep Bhagwati and Adam Basanta - At sparse intervals, live sounds from outside the concert venue are blasted through a piano board, synchronized with violent flashes of light, and followed by a trace of quiet resonance. The installation work was presented at the Goethe-Institut for Nuit Blanche 2013 in Montreal, QC. link: http://matralab.hexagram.ca/projects/pianoforte

 

INSTALLATION: In collaboration with Sandeep Bhagwati and Adam Basanta - At sparse intervals, live sounds from outside the concert venue are blasted through a piano board, synchronized with violent flashes of light, and followed by a trace of quiet resonance. The installation work was presented at the Goethe-Institut for Nuit Blanche 2013 in Montreal, QC.

link: http://matralab.hexagram.ca/projects/pianoforte

Pervasive Play Workshop @ University of Chicago (Chicago, IL)


  WORKSHOP: led a demo-workshop to undergraduate students at the University of Chicago on camera tracking, realtime video, & lighting animation utilizing tools from Topological Media Lab.  link: http://graycenter.uchicago.edu/experiments/alternate-reality-a-pervasive-play-project/

 

WORKSHOP: led a demo-workshop to undergraduate students at the University of Chicago on camera tracking, realtime video, & lighting animation utilizing tools from Topological Media Lab. 

link: http://graycenter.uchicago.edu/experiments/alternate-reality-a-pervasive-play-project/

Music for Lamps @ Café Zosha (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 over two days as an in situ installation at the late Café Zosha in Montréal, QC, with two nightly performances.  link: www.musicforlamps.com

 

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 over two days as an in situ installation at the late Café Zosha in Montréal, QC, with two nightly performances. 

link: www.musicforlamps.com