March 12, 2016
The Enigmatic World of Sounds: Waves, Acoustics, and Illusions, by Benoit Alary. His talk will take us on a journey to demystify some of the most fascinating sound phenomena that surrounds us and how we experience them.
Benoit is a Research and Development Acoustics Specialist that builds immersive sound technology. He is currently developing reverberation algorithms for virtual reality.
Black Seas of Infinity is a current project in development by Steve Bates that considers historical and contemporary experiences of auditory hallucination. Steve will workshop some of the ideas he is working with and place them in a broader context of sound, art, literature and 19th century psychical societies.
Steve Bates is an artist and musician living in Montréal. The sonic is the starting point for his projects which are evocations of communication networks and systems, or expressions of spatial and temporal experience. His work has been exhibited in Canada, the United States, Europe and Senegal.
A sound artist, composer and vocalist living in both Montreal and Gaspé, Qc, Kathy Kennedy's work interfaces with technology, public space and the voice. Her sonic choreographies have been performed internationally, and she teaches in the music department of Concordia University.
Kathy will speak about her ongoing series of performances called HMMM, and about the physical and social impacts of singing in general. She will lead the audience in a singing/listening activity as well.