Opening reception : Saturday, September 4, 2021 ‑ 20h
The Centre d’Expérimentation Musicale (Saguenay), in collaboration with the artist-run center Sporobole (Sherbrooke), offered a research and creation residency in acousmatic and mixed music to four composers from Saguenay-Lac-Saint-Jean, under the mentorship of two renowned artists in the field: Louis Dufort and Sylvain Pohu. The pieces created for this project are designed for immersive listening in a multiphonic installation, i.e. a system of at least eight loudspeakers arranged around the listeners. Sara Létourneau, Stéphane Beaulieu, Charles Côté and Sola Nkani each had the opportunity to spend a full week in Sporobole’s studio-laboratory to explore compositional avenues that go beyond music as traditionally envisioned (melody, rhythm, harmony) and leave more room for sound poetry. Finally, these creators from Saguenay-Lac-Saint-Jean and their Montreal mentors will present the results of their research at an event at Sporobole’s Sherbrooke office.