Upcoming Events

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

    Date: February 01, 2015

    Location: matralab, Concordia University

    On March 6 and 7, 2015, matralab will be hosting a workshop and colloquium titled “UPHONIAS – Sounds and Future Environments” in collaboration with the Montréal Nouvelles Musiques Festival. Artists and theorists are invited to imagine an environmental sound art project — a presently unrealized or even unrealizable project that is their personal “uphonia.” The focus of the colloquium is to discuss utopian dream projects combining sound, technology and our surroundings, where we allow ourselves to blithely ignore financial and logistical constrains. Have you ever dreamed about such an uphonian project?

    matralab is currently accepting posters that will become the visual and conceptual centre-piece of the one-day workshop and colloquium. During the event, invited sound artists, curators, composers, and academics will comment, compare, and collectively build a discussion around your uphonian visions. A video documentation of the poster installation will also be produced, and all accepted posters will be displayed in a virtual gallery on the matralab website.

    Please send us a high resolution pdf or scan of your “uphonia” text, image, sketch, manuscript, or score, formatted as a single page black and white poster. All selected posters will be printed as 3′ x 4′ posters. Should your poster be accepted for display, a CDN $50 registration fee will be asked of those affiliated with a university, institution or company. Independent artists may ask for the fee to be waived.

    Submission deadline: February 1, 2015.
    Notification of acceptance: February 15, 2015.
    Send your submission and any questions to: matralab.research@gmail.com.

    More about the workshop and colloquium:

    Utopias always imply a critique of the way things are done here and now – and through presentations and responses, discussions and informal dialogue, the invited speakers and the audience are called upon to generate a critical discourse on the possibilities and problematics of any artistic practice that inserts sound into an environmental context. Among others, we strongly encourage questions such as:

    “What does sonic design mean in environmental contexts?”
    “What is the relationship between sounds placed in the environment and sounds of the environment?”
    “What does the term ‘soundscape’ mean in the context of the anthropocene?”
    “How can a soundscape illuminate the problematic relationship between nature and humankind?”
    “What is the sonic or soundscape equivalent of environmental land art?”.

    The entire day will be live-streamed, and archived on the matralab vimeo account.

    For more information about the Montréal Nouvelles Musiques Festival, see http://www.festivalmnm.ca/en/2015/.

    UPHONIAS – Sounds and Future Environments

    Date: March 06, 2015 ― March 07, 2015

    On March 6 and 7, 2015, matralab will be hosting a workshop and colloquium titled “UPHONIAS – Sounds and Future Environments” in collaboration with the Montréal Nouvelles Musiques Festival. Artists and theorists are invited to imagine an environmental sound art project — a presently unrealized or even unrealizable project that is their personal “uphonia.” The focus of the colloquium is to discuss utopian dream projects combining sound, technology and our surroundings, where we allow ourselves to blithely ignore financial and logistical constrains. Have you ever dreamed about such an uphonian project?

    matralab is currently accepting posters that will become the visual and conceptual centre-piece of the one-day workshop and colloquium. The submission deadline is February 1, 2015. To read more about this call for Posters, click here.

    More information regarding the workshop will be available soon.

Past Events

» 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