Humanizing Art & Technology

Alexis Langevin-Tétrault

Canada

Alexis Langevin-Tétrault

Canada

Biography

ISEAlexis Langevin-Tétrault is an interdisciplinary artist whose works combine musical composition, digital technologies, visual art and audiovisual performance. He has contributed to a variety of digital art and electronic music projects such as Alexeï Kawolski, the collectives Falaises, DATANOISE, QUADr, ILEA, BeatFeed and Recepteuz, in addition to solo performances such as Hypercube (one) and Interférences (String Network). His actual work explores the concept of corporality and is characterized by the design of audiovisual devices, physical performance, scenographic and dramaturgic work, the critical and thorough use of digital audio technologies, and exploration of sound timbre, within a conceptual and social reflection. His work has been presented internationally in more than a hundred events such as Ars Electronica (AT), A (KR)(CA), L.E.V. (ESP), Transart (IT), Athens Digital Arts Festival (GR), MUTEK (CA)(ES)(JP), Biennale Némo (FR), NEXT (SVK), Électrons Libres Scopitone (FR), BIAN-Elektra (CA), Akousma (CA), Mois Multi (CA), Sines & Squares (UK), Digital Arts at the Lowry Theater (UK) and Espace du son (BE).

 

ARTWORK

Interferences (String Network)
Audiovisual performance

Interférences (String Network) is an 18 minutes audiovisual performance that explores the possibilities of embodiment of an electroacoustic work in real time through gestural interaction with a unique device. On stage, an audioreactive play of light unfolds gradually: Alexis Langevin-Tétrault builds a network of strings with wich he interacts to create a sound universe between the industrial noise, electronica and acousmatic music. Through the staging of corporality and the dialectical relationship between the human and the machine, Interférences (String Network) presents an allegory of the globalized and interconnected modern world in wich the individual seeks to derive meaning from his experience and attemps to preserve its freedom of action. Composer and musician from the post-rock, acousmatic and electronic scenes, Alexis Langevin-Tétrault proposes a singular brutalist universe and infuses a live music dynamic to a musical genre rarely incarnated by performance. This project was made possible by the support of Conseil des Arts et Lettres du Québec (CA), Château Éphémère – Fabrique sonore et numérique (FR), Université de Montréal (CA), The Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada (CA), Fonds de Recherche Science et Culture du Québec (CA), Exhibitronic Festival (FR) and Centre national de création musicale Césaré (FR).

Link to artwork:

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