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

Artist Statement

Interference (String Network) is an audiovisual performance that explores the possibilities of embodiment of an electroacoustic work in real time through gestural interaction with a unique audiovisual device. On stage, an audioreactive play of light unfolds gradually: Alexis Langevin-Tétrault (CA) 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 the performance.

Alexis Langevin-Tétrault: Concept, device manufacturing, programming, composition and performance
Lucas Paris : Design and manufacture of lights
Nicolas Bernier : Advice on the artistic direction
Anne Thériault : Advice on dramaturgy

[source: Vimeo]


  • Alexis Langevin-Tétrault (CA) 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, BetaFeed and Recepteurz, in addition to solo performances such as Hypercube (one)  and  Interférences (String Network). His 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, exploration of sound timbre and also conceptual and social reflection. His work has been presented internationally in more than a hundred events such as Ars Electronica (AT), ISEA (KR) (CA), L.E.V. (ESP), Transart (IT), ADAF (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) and Espace du son (BE). His work was rewarded by Foundation Destellos (AR) in 2014 and 2015, by SOCAN Foundation (CA) in 2015, and also by Exhibitronic Festival (FR), International Electroacoustic Music Week (FR) and fondation Musiques & Recherches (BE) in 2016. [source: alexislt.com]

This project was created thanks to the support of the Conseil des Arts et Lettres du Québec, the Château Éphémère – Fabrique sonore et numérique (Fr), the Université de Montréal and the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada.