[ISEA2019] Artist Statement: Alexis Langevin-Tétrault — Interférences (String Network)

Artist Statement

Interférence (String Network) is a 20 minutes audiovisual performance that explores the possibilities of the embodiment of an electroacoustic work in real time through gestural interaction with a unique device. On stage, an audio-reactive play of light unfolds gradually: Alexis Langevin-Tétrault builds a network of strings with which 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 which the individual seeks to derive meaning from his experience and attempts 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 dynamic of live music to a musical genre rarely incarnated by performance.
Credits: Alexis Langevin-Tétrault Concept, device manufacturing, audio and lights programming, composition and performance. Lucas Paris help with lights design and manufacturing. Nicolas Bernier advice on artistic direction. Anne Thériault advice on dramaturgy.

  • As a composer and stage artist, Alexis Langevin-Tétrault has contributed to a variety of electronic and electroacoustic music projects under the guises of Falaises, DATANOISE, QUADr, ILEA, BetaFeed, Alexeï Kawolski and Recepteurz. His actual work is characterized by the design of audiovisual devices, physical performance, scenographic and dramaturgic work, the critical and thorough use of digital audio technologies, exploration of sound timbre and also conceptual and social reflection. He is completing a master degree in digital composition with composer Nicolas Bernier at Montreal University. His work has been presented internationally in more than a hundred events such as Ars Electronica (AT), Transart (IT), ADAF (GR), MUTEK Barcelona (ESP), Intonal (SWE), NEXT (SVK), Électrons Libres Scopitone (FR), MUTEK Montreal (CA), BIAN-Elektra (CA), Akousma (CA), Transient (FR), Visions of the future (USA), ISEA (CA), Mois Multi (CA), Sines & Squares (UK) and Espace du son (BE).

This project was made possible by the support of 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).