In response to Montréal Nouvelles Musiques’ 2015 festival theme “Surroundings and New Technology”, matralab hosts a one-day symposium focused on utopian ideas about sound art in landscape contexts.
Invited artists and theorists present posters of utopian environmental sound art projects and discuss the possibilities of art practices that insert sound into environmental settings. Ten posters will be presented and discussed around the following themes: Les Grands Uphonias, Uphonian Sanctuaries, Irksome Uphonias and Poetics of Uphonia. See the detailed schedule below.
The symposium also includes a keynote by Walter Boudreau and a performance of matralab guest artist Julian Klein’s piece “Interpreters IV” by The Montréal Sound.