audiovisual performance

Soft Revolvers

Myriam Bleau (CA)


Soft Revolvers is an audiovisual performance for 4 spinning tops made from clear acrylic designed by the artist. Each top is associated with an ‘instrument’ in an electronic music composition and the motion data collected by sensors – placed inside the tops – informs musical algorithms. With their large circular spinning bodies and their role as music playing devices, the interfaces strongly evoke turntables and DJing, hip hop and dance music culture. LEDs placed inside the tops illuminate the objects in a precise counterpoint to the music, creating stunning spinning halos. 


Myriam Bleau

Myriam Bleau is a composer, digital artist and performer based in Montreal. She creates audiovisual systems that go beyond the screen, such as sound installations and performance-specific musical interfaces. Her hybrid electronic practice investigates music performance as a codified cultural manifestation and recontextualizes pop culture elements and music history tropes. Her work has been recognized and presented internationally : Prix Ars Electronica (AT), Sónar (ES + HK), Sonic Arts Award (IT), Elektra (CA), Mutek (CA + MX + JP), ISEA (CA), Transmediale (DE), ACT (KR), Laboral + Lev (ES), Scopitone (FR) and Cafe Oto (UK), to name a few.

conception, composition & performance: Myriam Bleau / Soft Revolvers received an honorary mention from Ars Electronica PrixArs 2015, Digital Musics and Sound Art.


Meet the artist:

Fri 01.03.19 >18:30-19:15 (Galerie)

© Severin Smith

Language : no words

Duration     : 25'

Venue     : Grande Salle (Rotonde 1)

Dates       : Ven 01.03.19 >20:00

Price        : 6€ / 1,50€ with the Kulturpass