Meet sound artist Steve Heimbecker who is fine-tuning his latest installation at Sporobole in the context of betaLAB a new project which allows an artist to experimente, install and document his or her artwork.
Skatchewan native Steve Heimbecker, now residing in Sherbrooke, Québec, studied fine arts at the Alberta College of Art and Design (Calgary, Canada). Though he hasn’t abandoned his interest in the visual or, more precisely, spatial dimension, he has focused his career mainly on sound. He is intrigued by sound’s sculptural effect and even defines himself as a sound sculptor. Recognized for his work in audio art and electroacoustic music, he has produced several sculptures and installations integrating sound components or sound-generating devices of his own making. He is associate-professor at Hexagram-UQAM and was awarded the Canada Council New Media Artist-Composer in Residence at the Université du Québec à Montréal.