Tuesday March 8th
400 Years Without You! is a show, or maybe a concert, or maybe even a conference… But that’s not important. It is a musical experience interspersed with texts, legends and anecdotes that showcase Quebec in all its diversity, both rural and urban, attached to tradition but also focused on the future.
Supported by an interactive multimedia set-up, SIDE(S) explores the mechanics of the present based on a score of appearances and disappearances of moments. Movements of the dancers and of the audience trigger the display of images on a two-way mirror, drive the musical score of a MIDI organ, and reveal electroacoustic sound matter.
Privileged partner of this edition of the Biennale Musiques en Scène, the Confluence Museum will host three concerts and mediation actions, three sound installations for the duration of the festival.
With his Airmachine the Czech composer Ondřej Adámek creates an instrument from scratch, a polymorphous and very supple instrument, allowing virtuoso possibilities and many subtleties of timbre.