live@CIRMMT: Poésie de tout

live@CIRMMT: Poésie de tout

live@CIRMMT presents a concert of computer-based works by Barbara Finck-Beccafico, Pierre Alexandre Tremblay, Nicola Giannini, Yulin Yan, Kasey Pocius and Philippe Macnab-Séguin.


Barbara Finck-Beccafico - Poésie de l'ADN: Portraits audiovisuels poétiques de l'identité biologique et ésotérique de l’être humain (25:00) 

  • Barbara Finck-Beccafico (computer, sound synthesis)

Pierre Alexandre TREMBLAY - [Title forthcoming] (premiere) 

  • Pierre Alexandre Tremblay (electronics) 

Philippe MACNAB-SÉGUIN - Gone for Eggs (premiere) for fixed-media (~6:00-8:00)

  • Philippe Macnab-Séguin 

Works by Nicola GIANNINI, Yulin YAN, Kasey POCIUS [titles to be confirmed] (premieres) 

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Program Notes

Poésie de l'ADN: Portraits audiovisuels poétiques de l'identité biologique et ésotérique de l’être humain (EN translation - Poetry of DNA: Poetic audiovisual portraits of the biological and esoteric identity of the human being), is based on an interdisciplinary approach, combining programming, biotechnology, sound and visual creation, esotericism as well as participative and performative art. Poetry of DNA starts with an application whose algorithm and settings allow to generate audio-visual material from DNA data. Finck-Beccafico used the data of her family members to compose six individual portraits of video-music, employing artistic, esoteric and human modalities of data interpretation, as well as a creation process consisting of an energetic connection ritual of deep listening and meditation.


Artivist-terrienal-eco-feminist-intersectional-anti-speciesist-Queer-F*EM This is how Barbara Finck-Beccafico (she/they) positions herself in the artistic ecosystem. Upon completing a Masters degree in Composition and Sound Creation at the University of Montreal (2021), her electroacoustic compositions have been heard at the Montreal Ultrasound concert series, the Toronto International Electroacoustic Symposium and the Venice Electroacoustic Rendez-vous. Their series of 6 engaging multi-sensory installations have been programmed for the Nuit Blanche in Montreal and Paris. The audio-visual project Wållgren has been seen in Korea, France, Canada and the United States. Barbara has also participated in Ma Première Place des Arts (2019) and the Festival en Chanson de Petite Vallée (2015).

Pierre Alexandre Tremblay (Montréal, 1975) is a composer with a keen interest for creative coding and a performer on bass guitar and sound processing devices, in solo and within various ensembles. Commissioned and performed worldwide, his chamber music is mainly released by the label Empreintes DIGITALes. He is a member of the London-based collective Loop. He formally studied composition, bass guitar, analysis and studio production inx Montreal. He joined the University of Huddersfield in 2005, where he is now Professor of Composition and Improvisation, and leads the FluCoMa (Fluid Corpus Manipulation) project, funded by the EU’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme. FluCoMa instigates new musical ways of exploiting ever-growing banks of sound and gestures within the digital composition process, by bringing breakthroughs of signal decomposition DSP and machine learning to the toolset of techno-fluent computer composers, creative coders and digital artists.

Philippe Macnab-Séguin is pursuing his D.Mus in composition at McGill University under the supervision of Jean Lesage. His music is rhythmically driven and stylistically diverse, reflecting his background as an electric guitarist and his konnakol lessons with Ghatam Karthick. He gives presentations and workshops on Aural Sonology, and has received over 20 scholarships and awards for his work, including a BMI award, three SOCAN young composer awards, and funding from the SSHRC and FRQSC.