Friday April 1, 11 AM - 12 PM EST
Amanda Gutiérrez trained and graduated initially as a stage designer from The National School of Theater (Mexico City). Gutiérrez uses sound and performance art to investigate how these aural conditions affect everyday life. Gutierrez is actively advocating listening practices while being one of the board of directors of the World Listening Project, formerly working with The Midwest Society of Acoustic Ecology, and currently as the scientific comitée of the Red Ecología Acústica México. Currently, she is a Ph.D. student at Concordia University in the HUMA department and a research assistant at lab PULSE, the Acts of Listening Lab, and an active member at the Feminist Media Studio at Concordia University.
4TH SPACE - Concordia University 1400 Maisonneuve Blvd W, Montreal, Quebec H3G 1M8
Friday April 15, 11 AM - 12 PM EST
Magali Babin is a sound and interdisciplinary artist. She is interested in exploring space as sound material. Between haptic proximity, the acoustic landscape and the contexts of life, Babin draws their materials and creates atmospheres made of sequences, textures, and perspectives. Her research focuses on the imperceptibility that drives alertness and attention through listening. In her recent projects, Magali Babin addresses perception and memory in relation to territory.
Magali Babin has appeared in concert and in performance at international festivals in Canada, the United States, Mexico and Europe. Her sound installations and performances have been presented, among others, at La Chapelle Theater (2021), FITU (Mexico City. 2020), Mois Multi (Qc. 2018), New Music Festival (Vancouver. 2013-2019) and the Montreal Museum of Contemporary Art (Quebec Triennale 2011). Magali Babin is currently pursuing her research as part of a doctorate in Arts Studies and Practices at UQAM.
Chantal Dumas has been exploring the medium of sound for thirty years, through documentary fiction, composition, installation, sound design and listening journeys. By offering to lend an ear and listen to the pulse of life that is in everything, she asks questions that find an echo in an intimate way in each and everyone. Her work has been rewarded, among other things, with the Opus Prize—concert of the year for Current Music, Electroacoustics and the Bohemia (Czech Republic) and Phonurgia Nova (FR) prizes in radio.
Casa d'Italia 505 Rue Jean-Talon E, Montréal, QC H2R 1T6
Friday April 8, 11 AM - 12 PM EST
Lionel Groulx metro station, Montreal, QC H4C 2G6
Since 2009, the artists and the Audiotopie team have been designing immersive works through in situ installations and audio-guided tours. With sound, they create stories, themes and atmospheres for a given place. The projects engage the audience in a sensitive reappropriation of territory through the dissemination of sound creations in public spaces and in podcasts. The cooperative's know-how lies at the frontier of digital audio creation, sound architecture and media interaction.
Friday April 22, 11 AM - 12 PM EST
John Molson School of Business
1450 Guy St, Montreal, Quebec H3H 0A1
Samuel Thulin is an artist, researcher, and educator interested in the particularities of spaces and places, and in the movements and resonances of bodies, data, and sounds. Through his artworks and publications he has explored: locative media and contested senses of place; confluences of cartography and auditory culture; self-tracking, chronic illness, and datafication; and creative and emergent research methodologies. Based in Tiohtià:ke/Montréal, he holds a PhD in Communication Studies from Concordia University