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About

Music for Lamps is an installation and performance work for 12 sound and light emitting lamps. Each lamp is discreetly outfitted with a surface transducer speaker, turning the lamps into both light and sound emitters. The lamps are arranged to both surround and permeate audience members, creating a 12 channel light and 14 channel sound performance.

This work explores the continuum between the abstract qualities of sound and light, and the evocative qualities of domestic objects. Re-animated through digital technology, the lamps’ every “performance” is pulled apart and recombined in a novel manner. In this sense, Music for Lamps investigates both the potential of domestic objects, recalling their everyday functions and – through aesthetic transformation – transcending them.

Lamps may behave as individuals, or as part of a larger ensemble, manifesting various behaviours in light and sound. Each lamp possesses its own resonant “voice” and sonic character in accordance to the size and material of which it is made. In their own voices – distinct both sonically and visually – the lamps, at times playful, emotive, and dramatic, become as characters in the piece.

12 computer controlled lamps, 14 channel sound.

For tech rider please contact artists.

Adam Basanta
http://adambasanta.com

Julian Stein
http://julianstein.net

Max Stein
http://maxstein.net

Past Events

Feb 11, 2017 - MUTEK.ES 2017 – Digi_Lab 1 by Mazda - Mazda Space (Barcelona) - Performance

May 30, 2015 - MUTEK 2015 - Montréal, QC - Performance

Apr 15, 2015 - MATA Festival 2015 - New York, NY - Performance

Oct 19, 2014 - Festival Phenomena 2014 - Montréal, QC - Performance

Nov 04, 2013 - La Sala Rossa (Innovations en concert) - Montréal, QC - Performance

Oct 28, 2013 - Logan Center for the Arts - Chicago, IL - Installation

Sep 20, 2013 - Time Forms Workshop (McGill University) - Montréal, QC - Installation

Aug 04, 2013 - Electric Eclectics 2013 - Meaford, ON - Performance

Jul 26, 2013 - PAVED Arts (Sounds Like Audio Art Festival) - Saskatoon, SK - Performance

Jul 19, 2013 - VIVO Media Arts Centre (Video Bar) - Vancouver, BC - Performance

Jun 10, 2013 - FOFA Gallery (Concordia University) - Montréal, QC - Installation

Jun 10, 2013 - FOFA Gallery (Concordia University) - Montréal, QC - Performance

Mar 09, 2013 - La Plante - Montréal, QC - Performance

Mar 02, 2013 - Goethe-Institut (Nuit Blanche 2013) - Montréal, QC - Performance

Mar 02, 2013 - Goethe-Institut (Nuit Blanche 2013) - Montréal, QC - Installation

Jan 15, 2013 - Cafe Zosha II - Montréal, QC - Performance

Jan 14, 2013 - Cafe Zosha I - Montréal, QC - Performance

Jan 14, 2013 - Cafe Zosha - Montréal, QC - Installation

Apr 25, 2012 - Espace Projet (24 Gauce) - Montréal, QC - Performance

Documentation

Video

Music for Lamps - compilation
Music for Lamps @ Sounds Like Festival 2013 (Saskatoon, SK)
Music for 12 Lamps - Demo reel
Music for 12 Lamps @ Goethe Institut / Nuit Blanche 2013 #1

Audio

Photo

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