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Using an array of specifically placed loudspeak- ers numbering in the dozens, the electronic music composer France Jobin presented a new work built for the EMPAC Concert Hall. Her approach to composition as sound-sculpture reveals a minimalist aesthetic where analog and digital methods intersect. While her music often makes use of restraint and limit, she isn’t one to shy away from extremes. Her skillful interplay between highs and lows, louds and softs, creates an intricate narrative, which stretches the listener’s perception and continu- ally refocuses attention.
France Jobin is a sound/installation artist, com- poser, and curator residing in Montreal, Canada. Her installations express a parallel path, incor- porating both musical and visual elements inspired by the architecture of physical spaces. Her works can be “experienced” in various music venues and new-technology festivals across Canada, the United States, South America, South Africa, Europe and Japan.
October 15, 2015
Commissioned by EMPAC