Upcoming Events

    matralab explore : Joel Mason

    Date: February 17, 2016

    Time: 5:00-7:00pm

    Location: matralab

    Taking the anti-racist theory of transpersonal Whiteness out of theory-land and changing it for use in the commons through an assemblage of creative practices.
    To communicate theory by means other than the words of academic discourse. To clean out the hegemony of words as the sole markers constitutive of thought. To begin again. To research-create. To make a (platform for) performance that can do the work of a cocoon: transfiguration. My test case: an emerging anti-racist theory of transpersonal Whiteness. My platform practices: music, circus, theatre, prose, performance art. My discursive practices: affect theory, process philosophy, and critical race theory.
    How to tend the process of such a large endeavour when the scope/size/form of the project is just as much a subject of the research as the “content”? How to tend the coming together of multiple mediums of creation? And how then to experiment with such an assemblage in a way that opens the technicity of practices and discourses onto one another, an event where both are changed? How to do all this specifically with the theory of transpersonal Whiteness? I have been experimenting, reading, and performing around these questions for many years. Now the project has intensified in this PhD (began in September 2014) and I find I have questions and struggles, as well as signs of progress. I would be honored to share the current state of my research with you and receive any feedback, ideas, or criticism you may have. It’s been a wild ride already; I suspect it will only get hairier.
    Bio
    Joel E. Mason
    Amateur circus maker, professional guitarist/pianist/vocalist in The Mighty River (Acre Alley Records), PhD student at Concordia University in affect studies, music composition, critical race theory, and performance philosophy. Works with composer and inter-art researcher Sandeep Bhagwati, playwright and circus-scholar Patrick Leroux, and Affect philosopher and performance artist Erin Manning. A poet and prose writer on whiteness/blackness, the politics of sound, living as non-performance performance, and the invention of pedagogical techniques. From November 2014 to January 2016, presented papers, performances, and collaborative thinking events in Australia, Belgium, Berlin, Brno, Boston, Montreal, and New York City. Currently co-editing the forthcoming issue of the peer-reviewed philosophy publication Inflexions: A Journal for Research Creation.

    Glocale Klänge Installieren – Trans-traditionelle Musik im Museumskontext

    Date: February 19, 2016

    Time: 11:00

    Location: Ethnologisches Museum Berlin

    On Friday, February 19, matralab director Sandeep Bhagwati will hold an internal training workshop for staff and curators of the Ethnological Museum in Berlin around the following questions:

    How can collections of the museum (instruments and recordings) become fertile material for contemporary music making?

    How can the museum act as a seismograph for changes in global music situations?

    How will demographic changes in Germany and the influx of refugees impact museum exhibitions – what kind of new artistic and curatorial challenges and opportunities do they imply?

    February 25, 2016 ― February 27, 2016

    Native Alien presented at TransCultural Exchange

    ECHOLOT

    Date: March 02, 2016

    Location: matrabox

    ECHOLOT is a performance installation by Milena Kipfmüller and Klaus Janek which will be presented at the Goethe Institut, Montréal for Nuit Blanche on February 27, 2016.

    On March 2, they will present a lecture performance at matralab that investigates ECHOLOT on a deeper level. In the lecture, they will analyze in a collective process the mechanism of semantic and musical reception, changing between discernible and non-discernible languages and abstract sound sources. What kind of meaning is lost and what kind of understanding is created?

    Klaus Janek

    born in Italy, studies classical doublebass with M. Muraro, attends workshops with D.Holland, P.Kowald, Jaribu Shahid.
    Explores electroacoustic music and works on sound research on the acoustic and processed doublebass. Composes music for dancetheatre and a houseopera, Concert and festival appearances in EU, USA, Russia, Israel, Canada, China, Malysia and Japan. www.klaus-janek.de

    Milena Kipfmüller

    (Germany/Brazil) – studied applied theatre studies in Giessen and Paris (working with artists like Heiner Goebbels, Xavier Le Roy, Mathilde Monnier, among others). She lives in Berlin and works as a freelance theatre dramaturgue, producer and soundartist developing new forms of performative and live radioplays. www.milenakipf.de

    matralab explore : Terri Hron’s Portrait Collection

    Date: March 09, 2016

    Time: 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm

    Location: matralab

    How do virtual forms of interaction challenge established notions of physical presence within collective improvisation?

    Crossing temporal and physical boundaries redefines what playing with someone means. I am seeking different approaches and technologies that reflect on connectedness and individuality in musical creation. Portrait Collection is one example, where I attempt a translation of idea of portraiture to sound works, and in which I ask a set of musicians to improvise with mediated versions of themselves and each other. I am interested in what makes agency believable and the feeling of interaction possible. I am developing a short list of questions to put to these musicians and need advice and feedback. I am especially interested in how my questions intersect with the mandate and experience of Bhagwati’sNative Alien.

    More on Portrait Collection at http://www.birdonawire.ca/portraits/

    About me:

    Recorder player and composer Terri Hron mostly makes music in collaboration with others. Currently she directs NESTING, a performance integrating musical, visual and embodied practices and Portrait Collection, a band of unique performer-composers working with electronics. Her collaborators include Monty Adkins, Luciane Cardassi, Marie-Hélène Breault, Katelyn Clark, Camille Hesketh, and Cléo Palacio-Quintin. She studies ways to encourage and notate collaborative practices in the creation of electroacoustic music for specific performers as well as how multimedia influences musicians in performance. www.birdonawire.ca

    Listening Session : Dhvani Sutras

    Date: March 12, 2016

    Time: 6:00pm

    Location: matrabox

    Dhvani Sutras by Sandeep Bhagwati – Ensemble Sangeet Prayog Pune Recording
    Dhvani means sound and Sutras means rule/instruction/formula. Indian musicians playing to interactive & graphic scores, memorized rule trees and other Sutras devised by Sandeep. Bhagwati along with Sameer Dublay, Aparna Gurav, Sweekar Katti, Pramod Gaikwad, Rahul Singh, Charudatt Phadke and Govind Bhilare went into studio to record it for CD for Underscore records.

    This concert is part of a long-term international research-creation project of Bhagwati’s, exploring the globalized sound of three cities – Montreal, Berlin and Pune. In many workshops, try-outs and rehearsals, multi-traditional ensembles in each city take their time to discover each other’s music and, through collaborative creations, develop their own unique music. Partner Ensembles are the Sound of Montreal and the Ensemble Extrakte Berlin.

Past Events

» matralab explore 2016: NIEMANDSLAND-HYMNEN - 27.01.16

» Situational Scores for Comprovisation (Sandeep Bhagwati) - 20.01.16

» Creative Research in Comprovisation (Sandeep Bhagwati) - 19.01.16

» Inter-Traditional Urban Music: Talk @ CNMN Forum Ottawa - 15.01.16

» Question Animals (Aaron Finbloom) - 09.01.16

» “A Few Silences” + “Exegetical Reading Machine” (Aaron Finbloom) - 08.01.16

» Poems and Tunings – Ensemble Extrakte (World premiere) - 13.12.15

» Musicking the Body Electric. Körperpartituren für wandernde Musiker. - 26.11.15

» Dhvani Sutras – Ensemble Sangeet Prayog Pune (World premiere) - 16.11.15

» Musicking the Body Electric @ International Symposium LTM21 (McGill) - 06.11.15

» Musicking the Body Electric: The First Year Compositions - 04.11.15

» “fleeting feelings … nine fragments from musica comprovisata…” World Premiere - 16.10.15

» Music Without Reasonable Hope - 13.10.15

» The Ville Étrange Project - 10.10.15

» NATIVE ALIEN in Berlin - 02.10.15

» Comprovisation Systems: Lecture-Concert - 01.10.15

» Uncovering Space: A Symposium - 20.09.15

» Writing the Unforeseen. How to improvise through scores. - 16.09.15

» Webern Clockwork: 12h Durational Performance - 15.09.15

» Sandeep Bhagwati in Berlin: ENSEMBLE EXTRAKTE – SUTRAS & CATALOGUES - 17.06.15

» Ludwig Berger presents “YOU WILL HAVE BEEN HERE” @ matrabox - 12.06.15

» matralab Artist in Residence: Ludwig Berger - 08.06.15

» matralab explore vii: Marie-Hélène Breault, Guy Pelletier & Terri Hron - 16.03.15

» “UPHONIAS: SOUNDS AND FUTURE ENVIRONMENTS” Symposium @ Fine Arts Black Box - 06.03.15

» “Let This Sound Slowly Dissipate” World Premiere @ La Cinémathèque québécoise - 06.03.15

» Uphonias: LIVE STREAM - 06.03.15

» “17 Miyagi Haikus” Canadian Premiere @ Chapelle Historique du Bon Pasteur - 04.03.15

» Navid Navab’s “Practices of Everyday Life | Cooking” @ Agora Hydro-Québec - 02.03.15

» Totem Contemporary Productions: “L’air du temps” @ Fine Arts Black Box - 01.03.15

» Mise-En-Musique Outcome Concert with Julian Klein @ Espace Cercle Carré - 01.03.15

» Mise-En-Musique Workshop with Julian Klein @ Concordia Music Department - 26.02.15

» matralab explore vi: matralab presents Julian Klein - 25.02.15

» Adam Basanta’s “The sound of empty space” Installation @ Galerie B312 - 19.02.15

» Call for Posters: “UPHONIAS – Sounds and Future Environments” - 01.02.15

» matralab explore v: WORK IN PROCESS / PROCESS IN WORK - 14.01.15

» Sandeep Bhagwati: Limits, Renewals and Other Alien Music @ Espace Cercle Carré - 08.12.14

» matralab explore iv: PERFORMANCE-CREATION MFA BRAINSTORM SESSION - 26.11.14

» matralab explore iii: IN THE MIDST OF THE CREATIVE PROCESS - 05.11.14

» Native Alien Recording Session @ Concordia - 31.10.14

» CONVERSATIONS ABOUT INTERPRETATION @ Concordia - 24.10.14

» matralab explore ii: ALTERNATE PRACTICES - 15.10.14

» Quelques arbres seulement- performance at matrabox - 20.06.14

» SUTRA – Erlangen - 05.05.14

» Volume 3: Threads - 16.04.14

» «habiter le contemporain_not built for that» - 13.04.14

» Envisioning the Practice: Montréal International Symposium on Curating the Performing Arts - 10.04.14

» Noiseborder Ensemble meets matralab, University of Windsor - 29.03.14

» Cultural Identity and Post-exoticism in New Music: Round Table and Concert - 25.03.14

» Conversation on The Future of Music in Digital and Global Societies - 25.03.14

» Lecture Series on Western Art Music seen from the Perspective of Indian Music - 24.02.14

» Ensemble Extrakte - 16.02.14

» Museum für Asiatische Kunst Berlin - 26.01.14

» INTACT Project and Polizone - 22.01.14

» Moritz Ernst will play Sandeep Bhagwati’s piece Stele I - 09.01.14

» Bargemusic Festival New York - 02.01.14

» Hanoi New Music Festival - 07.12.13

» SYMPOSIUM @ ISCM WORLD NEW MUSIC DAYS BRATISLAVA/VIENNA - 12.11.13

» Chantale Laplante & Julian Stein @ Galerie 3 points, Belgo Building - 09.11.13

» HANNOVER LECTURES - 07.11.13

» Katie-Marie Germain & Lenka Novakova @ Circuit-Est - 05.11.13

» Radio Oscillations & Music for Lamps @ Sala Rosa - 04.11.13

» Cornelius Pöpel & Doug Van Nort presentation at matrabox - 23.10.13

» Cornelius Pöpel talk at matralab - 23.10.13

» Cyneart Residency @matrabox- informal presentation - 17.10.13

» A Farewell to the Millennium of Scores? - 15.10.13

» Cornelius Pöpel presents his research at CIRMMT - 08.10.13

» Limits & Renewals at the Goethe Institut - 05.10.13

» Native Alien @matrabox - 03.10.13

» Sound Development City - 20.09.13

» O V A L – Lenka Novakova & Otso Lähdeoja - 13.09.13

» Art Spin, Toronto - 29.08.13

» Souterrain Artist Residency in Berlin, Germany - 06.08.13

» Music for Lamps @ Electric Eclectics Festival - 04.08.13

» In Between the Light and Darkness - 03.08.13

» In between the Light and Darkness @ Hospital Kuks (Czech Republic) - 01.08.13

» Music For Lamps @ Sounds Like Audio Festival (Saskatoon) - 26.07.13

» Music for Lamps @ VIVO Media Arts Centre (Vancouver) - 19.07.13

» Re-Collect 5à7 @ matrabox - 10.07.13

» Re-Collect @ matrabox - 23.06.13

» “Nirgun Bhajan” @ A•Devantgarde Festival (Munich) - 21.06.13

» Mythos Athe 425 / Stundenplan @ Athenaeum and Stadeum (Stade) - 15.06.13

» 425th Anniversary Event @ the Athenaeum Stade - 15.06.13

» Nothing Specific @ Goethe Institut - 14.06.13

» Rivers and Skies @ WKP Kennedy Art Gallery - 12.06.13

» “Imagining the Other’s Voice” Lecture (Part II) @ University of Arts - 28.05.13

» “Imagining the Other’s Voice” Lecture (Part I) @ University of Arts - 21.05.13

» “why sing why cry” @ Goddard Centre (New York) - 15.05.13

» “Making Music Glocally” Lecture @ ZKM (Karlsruhe) - 08.05.13

» “How does The New emerge?” Lecture @ Hochschule Ansbach - 07.05.13

» Nes Artist Residency in Skagaströnd, Iceland - 01.05.13

» Cumulonimbus @ matrabox (Elektra) - 01.05.13

» “Atish-e-Zaban” Seminar @ University of Arts (Berlin) - 30.04.13

» Interactive Scores Presentation @ Partitions Dynamiques (Lyon) - 29.04.13

» Sandeep Bhagwati @ MUMUTH (Graz) - 26.04.13

» Native Alien in Graz - 21.04.13

» Artist Residency @ Banff Centre - 20.04.13

» Workshop w/ Continuum Ensemble Toronto & Subtle Technologies Festival - 12.04.13

» Space Behind the Looking Glass @ matrabox - 11.04.13

» Keynote & Workshop on Ensemble Comprovisation @ University of Applied Sciences Ansbach - 26.03.13

» IF Ensemble: Indian Tour - 25.03.13

» Sound Spatialization Workshop @ matrabox - 06.03.13

» matralab @ Goethe-Institut: Villes LuminoSoniques – LuminoSoniCities - 03.03.13

» HALU (urge) @ M-theatre (Seoul) - 27.02.13

» MUSIQUES GLOCALES - 26.02.13

» Atish-e-Zaban @ Festival Montréal Nouvelles Musiques - 24.02.13

» “warnings written on the wind” @ Festival Soundscape East Asia - 09.02.13

» ENSEMBLE EXTRAKTE @ Jazzfest Neukölln - 27.01.13

» Music for 12 Domestic Lamps @ Café Zosha - 14.01.13

» “sound unsound” @ Chapelle historique - 14.12.12

» “Ashok Ranade Memorial Lecture” in Mumbai - 06.12.12

» Jen Reimer + Max Stein + Adam Basanta @ Wellington Tunnel: Nov 15, 2012 - 15.11.12

» The Burning Skies of Bogota @ MAI, Nov 9-10 - 09.11.12

» World Premiere: Traces&Shadows II - 04.11.12

» River / Rivière - 27.10.12

» “Room Dynamics” by Adam Basanta @ NAISA Space (Toronto) - 27.10.12

» “Room Dynamics” performances by Adam Basanta, Julian Stein and Max Stein - 27.10.12

» matralab Informal Internal Study Day 2012 - 22.10.12

» [Dé]-territorialité – mémoire des déplacements - 12.10.12

» Homing in on Aesthetic Wisdom: Workshop facilitated by Devora Neumark and Ju-Pong Lin - 05.10.12

» Research-Creation@matralab Lecture in Ghent - 03.10.12

» “Atish-e-Zaban” – Premiere radio broadcast - 17.09.12

» “On Stars, Sounds, Kisses and Translations” @ Archives Sonores et Voix Radio - 14.09.12

» Archives Sonores et Voix Radio - 13.09.12

» Linda Bouchard, artist in residence – Murderous Little World - 08.08.12

» Comprovisations – Improvisation Technologies in the Performing Arts - 24.05.12

» matralab @ IMPROTECH conference, New York City - 18.05.12

» Natie Alien research presentation – Dhruba Ghosh - 13.03.12

» Explorations of Shadows and Echoes: Racines Éphémères, Gestes Déplacées and Lamentations - 12.03.12

» Racines Éphémères Exhibition - 06.03.12

» Symphonies Portuaires 2012 – Rives & Dérives (concert ii) - 04.03.12

» Symphonies Portuaires 2012 – Rives & Dérives (concert i) - 26.02.12

» Limits & Renewals @ Eclat Festival Stuttgart - 10.02.12

» Canadian New Music Forum 2012, Simon Fraser University, Vancouver - 20.01.12

» matralab @ Western Front Vancouver - 20.01.12

» Transience @ matrabox (Montreal, 2011) - 19.12.11

» Wu Wei in residence @ matralab - 10.12.11

» Libretto Workshop @ the State Opera of Karlsruhe (Germany) - 04.12.11

» Paper on Comprovisation at “(Re)thinking Improvisation” conference Malmö - 29.11.11

» Transience @ Inter Arts Centre Malmö (Malmö, 2011) - 27.11.11

» Rohan de Saram (London, UK) in residence @ matralab - 18.11.11

» Oiseaux d’Ailleurs (Montréal 2011) - 22.03.11

» “The Role of Comprovisation in the Works of the Budapest New Music Studio (1975-1983) and Examples of Its Applications in Composition Instruction Today” - 22.02.11

» monochrom (Montréal 2011) - 18.02.11

» Alien Lands (Montréal 2011) - 18.02.11

» Nil Nisi Nive (Montréal 2011) - 18.02.11

» “How To Write Music” - 01.02.11

» jaali, (Stuttgart 2010) - 18.11.10

» Atish-e-Zaban (Stuttgart 2010) - 07.10.10

» Nexus (Montréal 2010) - 30.05.10

» “Are Forests Better Concert Halls?” - 17.03.10

» Scardanelli Sonata (Montréal 2010) - 06.02.10

» “Music and Time” - 01.10.09

» Anahata (Montréal 2009) - 20.05.09

» Transience for Flute and Violia de gamba (Montréal 2009) - 08.05.09

» Stele III for String Orchestra (Turku 2009) - 28.04.09

» wald-forest (Montréal 2009) - 05.03.09

» Stele I Ectoplasm (Montréal 2009) - 29.01.09

» Racines Éphémères (Vienna 2008) - 15.11.08

» Transience for Koto and Recorder, (Nürnberg 2008) - 24.08.08

» DISTRIBUTED NARRATIVES part 3 - 27.03.08

» DISTRIBUTED NARRATIVES part 2 - 11.03.08

» DISTRIBUTED NARRATIVES part 1 - 03.03.08

» Interdisciplinary Art – Practices, Methods, Categories IV - 07.02.08

» Interdisciplinary Art – Practices, Methods, Categories III - 22.01.08

» Interdisciplinary Art – Practices, Methods, Categories II - 15.01.08

» Interdisciplinary Art – Practices, Methods, Categories I - 08.01.08

» Vineland Stelae, (Los Angeles 2007) - 01.11.07

» Exactly the same only a little better - 16.06.07

» Stele III for String Quartet (Montréal 2007) - 21.04.07

» Per / Son / Alia (Montréal 2007) - 27.03.07

» Atish-e-Zaban, (Stuttgart 2006) - 26.07.06

» Inside a Native Land (Berlin 2005) - 12.03.05