practice #29: listening out loud by jesse perlstein

practice #29: listening out loud (the möbius chorus) by jesse perlstein (nyc)
saturday, august 18th, 4pm, free entry
never apart
7049 saint-urbain
we would like all guests to be able to participate, so pls arrive on time. seating is limited and first come, first served.

this meditation is based on “listening out loud”, a ‘tuning meditation’ created by the 20th century composer and pioneer of experimental and electronic music, pauline oliveros. ‘tuning meditation’ is an instructive score that requires the active vocal participation of the audience (no previous experience necessary). our aim is to foster an environment of ‘deep listening,’ an idea coined by oliveros that focuses on the confluence of sound and meditation,cultivating a deep awareness of these processes. being an exercise of deep listening, this meditation follows three tenets: listening/sounding, moving, and dreaming.

together as a sonic chorus, we will be accessing these tenets through oliveros’ simple instructions:
1. close your eyes and inhale deeply
2. exhale on the note of your choosing (and hold it for as long as desired)
3. on your next inhale, listen to the sounds around you and exhale on a note you can hear
4. on your following inhale, listen to the sounds around you and exhale on a note you do not hear
5. repeat and cycle steps 3 & 4

it’s okay to take breaks, be silent & simply listen; make sound when it feels right..

this meditation will last approximately 40 minutes.

for more about jesse perlstein, see here: jesseperlstein.com

practice is on facebook

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practice #28: processing the now

practice #28: processing the now by t.gowdy
saturday, july 14th, 5pm
never apart (7049 saint-urbain)
we would like all guests to be able to participate, so pls arrive on time. seating is limited and first come, first served.
free entry, all ages / gratuit, pour tous les âges

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urban noise—a by-product of human activity—is often experienced negatively. what would happen if we listened to these sounds through a different lens? modifying parameters like pitch and speed in real time could influence the way we experience the urban environment and facilitate a deeper awareness for the present. this offers potential to transform associations and connect in new ways to the noise that surrounds us as urban dwellers. 

with a live stereo microphone installation capturing city sounds outside of the never apart gallery, t. gowdy channels and processes the din of the urban landscape through resonators, pitch and distance modulators to bring into focus the flow of now. 

t. gowdy is a montréal-based electronic artist and music producer. see more here: http://www.t-g0wd-y.org/

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le bruit urbain—une conséquence de l’activité humaine—est souvent perçu négativement. Que se passerait-il si nous écoutions ces sons sous une optique différente? la modification de paramètres tels que le niveau et la vitesse en temps réel pourraient influencer la façon dont nous perçevons l’environnement urbain, et faciliter une prise de conscience plus profonde sur le présent. cela offre un potentiel pour transformer ces associations et se connecter différemment au bruit qui nous entoure en tant que citadins.

avec une installation de microphone stéréo live capturant les sons de la ville proche de la galerie never apart, t. gowdy canalise et traite le vacarme du paysage urbain à travers les résonateurs, les modulateurs de distance pour mettre en lumière le flux du présent.

t. gowdy est un artiste électronique et producteur de musique basé à montréal. see more here: http://www.t-g0wd-y.org/

 

suoni x practice #27: jane/kin

Suoni Per Il PopoloCKUT 90.3FM et Never Apart présentent:

practice #27: jane/kin
saturday, june 16th, 4pm, PWYC
never apart
7049 saint-urbain
we would like all guests to be able to participate, so pls arrive on time. seating is limited and first come, first served.

https://www.janekinmusic.com/

for this special meditation performance, jane/kin will focus on different utilisations of the microphone, both as an object of amplification, and as a tool to generate sonic phenomena. as a duo, they aim to develop the deepest connections possible between the electronic musician, the acoustic musician and the performance space. using feedback as a “third” voice, they’ll be in search of the exact resonances and proportions of tones to give us all the feeling of walking a tightrope together.

jane/kin brings together saxophone player and vocalist ida toninato with laptop musician, spatialist and foley artist ana dall’ara-majek. their music stands between instrumental, electronic and a certain taste for drones. having made their debut as a duet at festival akousma xii (2015), in montreal, they develop multi-disciplinary projects in collaboration with dancers, visual artists and interface programmers. jane/kin have been artists in residency, along with vj myriam boucher, at the satosphere, a modular immersive theatre in montreal (2017). they also performed at various venues such as: akousma xiv, daïmôn, symposium ix, la vitrola, suoni per il popolo and toronto international electroacoustic symposium. currently, they are on a residency at le viver/gesù (montreal) for the creation of a show for kids using invented instruments and video mapping.

oscillating between dark drones and metal-like melodies, jane/kin’s music takes its time to construct a startling resonance.

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Pour cette performance spéciale, Jane/KIN se concentrera sur différentes utilisations du microphone en tant qu’amplificateur et outil générateur de phénomènes sonores. Le duo vise à créer des connexions profondes entre le musicien électronique, le musicien acoustique et l’espace qui accueille la performance. En utilisant le feedback comme troisième voix du groupe, il construit un alliage de résonances et de tonalités qui évoque le sentiment de marcher, collectivement, sur la corde raide. 

Jane/KIN réunit la saxophoniste et vocaliste Ida Toninato et la musicienne électronique, spatialiste et artiste foley Ana Dall’Ara-Majek. Leur musique se situe entre l’instrumental, l’électronique et les drones. Ayant fait leurs premières armes en tant que duo au festival Akousma XII (2015) à Montréal, le duo a développé des projets multidisciplinaires en collaboration avec des danseurs, des artistes visuels et des programmeurs d’interfaces. En 2017, Jane/KIN était en résidence d’artiste avec VJ Myriam Boucher à la Satosphere, un théâtre modulaire immersif de Montréal. Le duo s’est produit dans plusieurs festivals et salles, incluant Akousma XIV, Daïmôn, Symposium IX, La Vitrola, Suoni Per il Popolo et le Toronto International Electroacoustic Symposium. Il est actuellement en résidence au Viver du Gesù, à Montréal, pour la création d’un spectacle pour enfants au moyen de divers instruments et de mapping vidéo.

Oscillant entre des drones sombres et des mélodies aux influences métal, la musique de Jane/KIN construit de délicates, mais saisissantes résonances.

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practice is an investigation of the capability of sound to induce different transcendental states of awareness and being. through a series of noise sets, practice explores the experiential application of theories underpinning the transformational properties of sound, such as cymatics, music therapy, sound healing, brain entrainment, and binaural-beat perception.

each session features a noise artist, who, informed by their own knowledge of sound, creates a immersive set intended to bend consciousness. listeners are encouraged to embrace a receptive, meditative attitude during sets.

we don’t mind if you’re new or old to noise or meditation.
if you’re curious to be engaged, to open yourself to new experiences and to hear some noise, then join us.

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we have yoga mats available to use and listeners are invited to bring their own sitting paraphernalia if they please.

never apart is a non-profit organization in montréal, québec, canada, determined to bring about social change and spiritual awareness through cultural programming with global reach and impact.

more info on practice, here:.
we are on facebook.

questions about the event can be directed to: janntomaro@gmail.com

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We would like to acknowledge that the land on which we gather for this event is located on unceded Indigenous lands. The Kanien’kehá:ka Nation is recognized as the custodians of the lands and waters on which we gather today. Tiohtiá:ke/Montreal is historically known as a gathering place for many First Nations. Today, it is home to a diverse population of Indigenous and other peoples. We respect the continued connections with the past, present and future in our ongoing relationships with Indigenous and other peoples within the Montreal community.

suoni x pratice #26: js truchy

practice #26: JS Truchy
saturday, june 9th, 4pm, PWYC
never apart
7049 saint-urbain
we would like all guests to be able to participate, so pls arrive on time. seating is limited and first come, first served.
 
https://jstruchy.bandcamp.com/
for this meditation performance, js truchy will use two of the aspects we can find in sound meditation: sound as an object of concentration, and sound as an object used to see how our minds interact and judge the events that it encounters via the senses and the filters that cloud them based on ripening karma from previous lives.
js truchy has performed in montreal since 1996. buddhist philosophy, literature and cinema bring him to reflect on how to elaborate, conceive and orchestrate his compositions as well as the effect they have on their audience. his work is inspired significantly by the idea of emptiness, in its implications with respect to duality and our perception of the world. he aims to create music that challenges the notion of concept in both the musical and philosophical language, in order to destabilise his audience and confront them with the daily concepts that manage, direct and define our lives. currently pursuing the ideological and formal work begun several years ago, js truchy creates music characterised by the use of electronic instruments and vocals both sung and processed. He is often accompanied by video projections. these highlight the fluidity of the music and the concepts which inspired him by playing on colors found in textures and objects, while influencing the reception of his pieces.
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Pour cette performance, Jean-Sébastien explorera deux dimensions des méditations sonores : le son en tant qu’objet de notre concentration, et le son en tant qu’indicateur des interactions de nos pensées, de notre karma et de la perception des expériences qui se présentent à nous.
Jean-Sébastien Truchy performe à Montréal depuis 1996. La philosophie bouddhiste, la littérature et le cinéma inspirent la manière dont il conçoit, élabore et orchestre ses compositions. Son travail s’inspire notamment de la notion de vide et de sa dualité intrinsèque. Il vise à créer une musique qui explore et met des concepts au défi, autant dans sa forme musicale que linguistique. Il souhaite déstabiliser son public et le confronter aux idées préconçues qui structurent notre quotidien. JS Truchy construit ses pièces à partir de voix et d’instruments électroniques, dans la continuité du travail de création qu’il poursuit depuis plusieurs années.
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practice is an investigation of the capability of sound to induce different transcendental states of awareness and being. through a series of noise sets, practice explores the experiential application of theories underpinning the transformational properties of sound, such as cymatics, music therapy, sound healing, brain entrainment, and binaural-beat perception.

each session features a noise artist, who, informed by their own knowledge of sound, creates a immersive set intended to bend consciousness. listeners are encouraged to embrace a receptive, meditative attitude during sets.

we don’t mind if you’re new or old to noise or meditation.
if you’re curious to be engaged, to open yourself to new experiences and to hear some noise, then join us.

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we have yoga mats available to use and listeners are invited to bring their own sitting paraphernalia if they please.

never apart is a non-profit organization in montréal, québec, canada, determined to bring about social change and spiritual awareness through cultural programming with global reach and impact.

more info on practice, here:.
we are on facebook.

questions about the event can be directed to: janntomaro@gmail.com

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We would like to acknowledge that the land on which we gather for this event is located on unceded Indigenous lands. The Kanien’kehá:ka Nation is recognized as the custodians of the lands and waters on which we gather today. Tiohtiá:ke/Montreal is historically known as a gathering place for many First Nations. Today, it is home to a diverse population of Indigenous and other peoples. We respect the continued connections with the past, present and future in our ongoing relationships with Indigenous and other peoples within the Montreal community.

suoni x practice #25: ari swan

Suoni Per Il PopoloCKUT 90.3FM et Never Apart présentent:

practice #25: ari swan
saturday, june 2nd, 4pm, PWYC
never apart
7049 saint-urbain
we would like all guests to be able to participate, so pls arrive on time. seating is limited and first come, first served.

https://ariswan.bandcamp.com/

ari swan will utilise voice, violin, and electronics to create a longform looping collage of tones and breath work aimed at triggering a deeper connection with the present moment, and the space we all occupy together. 

ari swan’s music combines strings, voice, and electronic effects to create complex sounds that are reflective of her diverse musical interests. her compositions contain the complexity of her classical training but are influenced by pop and electronic sensibilities. her works are influenced by artists such as björk, brian eno, donovan, and philip glass. ari’s solo compositions explore improvisatory performance techniques and include visual artists and dancers.

in september of 2013, Ari released her debut ep, symphony plastique. engineered and produced by juno award winner jamie thompson (esmerine, the unicorns, reversing falls), the album combines violin, voice, and percussion with electronic effects and unconventional recording techniques. the album has received praise from critics, who describe the music as “fun, playful, and at times intricate; a true symphonic debut” (cjlo magazine) and “honest, accessible, and unique” (cult mtl). in february of 2014, ari was named one of aux magazine’s “11 unconventional canadian singer-songwriters you need to hear”. ari swan has appeared at several montreal festivals, including pop montreal, one man band, and suoni per il popolo. in 2015, ari collaborated with jamie thompson, composer and arranger quinn brander, and the spacesuits on a multidisciplinary, improvised installation and performance series exploring afrofuturistic themes. 

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Ari Swan combinera violon, voix ainsi qu’une palette d’instruments électroniques afin de construire un collage de tonalités répétitives et circulaires qui invite à un travail de la respiration et à une connexion plus profonde avec l’espace et le moment présent.

La musique d’Ari Swan mêle cordes, voix et effets électroniques pour créer des sons complexes qui évoquent une grande diversité d’intérêts musicaux. Ses compositions évoquent à la fois la formation classique de l’artiste, et ses sensibilités pop et électroniques. Ses influences incluent notamment Björk, Brian Eno, Donovan et Philip Glass. Les pièces solos d’Ari explorent différentes techniques d’improvisation, et mettent souvent à contribution des artistes visuels et des danseurs.

En septembre 2013, Ari faisait paraître son premier EP, Symphony Plastique. Produit par Jamie Thompson, récipiendaire de prix Juno (Esmerine, The Unicorns, Reversing Falls), l’album combine violon, voix et percussions à des effets électroniques et des méthodes non conventionnelles d’enregistrement. Acclamé par la critique, l’album est décrit comme « ludique et intriguant, un véritable début symphonique » (CJLO Magazine), mais aussi comme « honnête, accessible et unique » (Cult MTL). En février 2014, Ari était reconnue par le Aux Magazine comme l’un des 11 auteurs(trices)-compositeurs(trices)- interprètes canadien(ne)s atypiques à découvrir. L’artiste a participé à de nombreux festivals montréalais, incluant Pop Montreal, One Man Band et Suoni per il Popolo. En 2015, Ari collaborait avec Jamie Thompson, le compositeur et l’orchestrateur Quinn Brander et The Spacesuits sur une série de performances improvisées, installatives et multidisciplinaires explorant des thématiques afrofuturistes.

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practice is an investigation of the capability of sound to induce different transcendental states of awareness and being. through a series of noise sets, practice explores the experiential application of theories underpinning the transformational properties of sound, such as cymatics, music therapy, sound healing, brain entrainment, and binaural-beat perception.

each session features a noise artist, who, informed by their own knowledge of sound, creates a immersive set intended to bend consciousness. listeners are encouraged to embrace a receptive, meditative attitude during sets.

we don’t mind if you’re new or old to noise or meditation.
if you’re curious to be engaged, to open yourself to new experiences and to hear some noise, then join us.

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we have yoga mats available to use and listeners are invited to bring their own sitting paraphernalia if they please.

never apart is a non-profit organization in montréal, québec, canada, determined to bring about social change and spiritual awareness through cultural programming with global reach and impact.

more info on practice, here:.
we are on facebook.

questions about the event can be directed to: janntomaro@gmail.com

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We would like to acknowledge that the land on which we gather for this event is located on unceded Indigenous lands. The Kanien’kehá:ka Nation is recognized as the custodians of the lands and waters on which we gather today. Tiohtiá:ke/Montreal is historically known as a gathering place for many First Nations. Today, it is home to a diverse population of Indigenous and other peoples. We respect the continued connections with the past, present and future in our ongoing relationships with Indigenous and other peoples within the Montreal community.

practice #24: anabasine

practice #24: anabasine
saturday, april 14th, 4pm
never apart (7049 saint-urbain)
we would like all guests to be able to participate, so pls arrive on time. seating is limited and first come, first served.
free entry, all ages / gratuit, pour tous les âges

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anabasine builds an improvised set using synthesizer and effects-based drones, zooming in on the mind-rhythms of dance-oriented electronic musics to explore polyrhythm, phasing, and repetition with a stretched attention span. can these structural elements create a similar listening space to beat-driven music when stripped of their velocity and percussion? anabasine experiments with a gentle approach to explore if some of the trance-like effects and benefits of “zoning out” on the dancefloor are retained when translated into a meditative drone set. both dancing and meditating to music are specialized, focused forms of intensely conscious listening; in this way, dance music can be thought of as a kind of technology-of-mind alongside the action of improvisational dance, and likewise, drone music alongside meditation. join us to explore a long-form sit-down with these phenomena.

for more on anabasine, see here: https://soundcloud.com/anabasine

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about practice

practice is an investigation of the capability of sound to induce different transcendental states of awareness and being. through a series of noise sets, practice explores the experiential application of theories underpinning the transformational properties of sound, such as cymatics, music therapy, sound healing, brain entrainment, and binaural-beat perception.
each session features a noise artist, who, informed by their own knowledge of sound, creates a immersive set intended to bend consciousness. listeners are encouraged to embrace a receptive, meditative attitude during sets.

we don’t mind if you’re new or old to noise or meditation.
if you’re curious to be engaged, to open yourself to new experiences and to hear some noise, then join us.

we have yoga mats available to use and listeners are invited to bring their own sitting paraphernalia if they please.

more info on practice, here: http://listpoem.com/practice/
and here: http://listpoem.com/category/listening-series/

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about never apart

never apart is a non-profit organization in montréal, québec, canada, determined to bring about social change and spiritual awareness through cultural programming with global reach and impact.

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We would like to acknowledge that the land on which we gather for this event is located on unceded Indigenous lands. The Kanien’kehá:ka Nation is recognized as the custodians of the lands and waters on which we gather today. Tiohtiá:ke/Montreal is historically known as a gathering place for many First Nations. Today, it is home to a diverse population of Indigenous and other peoples. We respect the continued connections with the past, present and future in our ongoing relationships with Indigenous and other peoples within the Montreal community.

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anabasine construit un set improvisé à l’aide de synthétiseurs et de drones basés sur les effets, zoomant sur les rythmes mentaux des musiques électroniques orientées vers la danse pour explorer la polyrythmie, le phasing et la répétition avec une durée d’attention étirée. Ces éléments structurels peuvent-ils créer un espace d’écoute similaire à celui de la musique rythmée lorsqu’ils sont dépouillés de leur vélocité et de leurs percussions? anabasine expérimente avec cette approche tout en douceur pour explorer si certains des effets et des avantages de cette «évasion» sur le dancefloor sont conservés quand ils sont traduits en un ensemble de drones méditatifs. à la fois danser et méditer sur la musique sont des formes spécialisées et focalisées d’écoute intensément consciente. Ainsi, la musique de danse peut être considérée comme une sorte de technologie de l’esprit, en parallèle à l’action qu’implique la danse improvisée. La musique drone et la méditation présentent une relation similaire. Joignez-vous à nous pour explorer un sit-down étendu avec ses phénomènes.

Plus d’info sur anabasine:
https://soundcloud.com/anabasine

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À PROPOS DE PRACTICE

Practice est une investigation sur la capacité du son à induire différents états transcendants de conscience et d’être. À travers une série de performances noise et ambient, Practice explore l’application expérientielle des théories qui sous-tendent les propriétés transformationnelles du son, telles que la cymatique, la musicothérapie, la guérison sonore, l’entraînement cérébral et la perception binaurale.

Chaque session met en scène un.e artiste différent.e, qui, informé.e par sa propre connaissance du son, crée un ensemble immersif destiné à faire fléchir la conscience. Les participant.e.s sont encouragé.e.s à adopter une attitude réceptive et méditative pendant les performances.

Que vous ayez beaucoup ou pas du tout de connaissances en ce qui a trait à la méditation ou à la musique noise et ambient, ce n’est pas important. Si vous avez la curiosité de vous y plonger, de vous ouvrir à de nouvelles expériences et d’entendre des sons atypiques, alors joignez-vous à nous!

Nous avons une quantité limitée de tapis de yoga à votre disposition. Vous êtes invité.e.s à apporter votre propre tapis ou coussin si nécessaire.

Nous voulons que tous les invité.e.s puissent participer, veuillez svp arriver à l’heure. Les places sont limitées, premier.e arrivé.e premier.e servi.e.

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À PROPOS DE NEVER APART

never apart est un organisme à but non lucratif de montréal, québec, canada, qui a pour but d’amener des changements sociaux et une conscience spirituelle à l’échelle mondiale par le biais de sa programmation culturelle.

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Nous reconnaissons que la terre sur laquelle nous nous réunissions pour cet évènement est située en territoire autochtone, lequel n’a jamais été cédé. Nous reconnaissons la nation Kanien’kehá: ka comme gardienne des terres et des eaux sur lesquelles nous nous réunissons aujourd’hui. Tiohtiá: ke / Montréal est historiquement connu comme un lieu de rassemblement pour de nombreuses Premières Nations, et aujourd’hui, une population autochtone diversifiée, ainsi que d’autres peuples, y résident. C’est dans le respect des liens avec le passé, le présent et l’avenir que nous reconnaissons les relations continues entre les Peuples Autochtones et autres personnes de la communauté montréalaise.

practice #23: lyndsie alguire

practice #23: lyndsie alguire
saturday, march 17th, 4pm, free entry, all ages
never apart
7049 saint-urbain
we would like all guests to be able to participate, so pls arrive on time.
seating is limited and first come, first served.

a soft decomposition of lucid to aeriform

ethereal sound artist, lyndsie alguire, begins this set in active listening and shifts into the passive. a meditation on relatedness, alguire collages tones with synth and voice, slowing building until the individual components are no longer distinct. in this aural transformation the discretely illuminated blend and become indistinguishable from the whole. alguire explores the transition from shedding light on the singular to a radiancy in which the edges of the light bend into the atmosphere.

as beings in progress we are partially defined as well as open and changing, and this work speaks to the interstitial. the space where our particular frequencies share a responsiveness to our setting.
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for more on lyndsie alguire, see here.

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practice is an investigation of the capability of sound to induce different transcendental states of awareness and being. through a series of noise sets, practice explores the experiential application of theories underpinning the transformational properties of sound, such as cymatics, music therapy, sound healing, brain entrainment, and binaural-beat perception.

each session features a noise artist, who, informed by their own knowledge of sound, creates a immersive set intended to bend consciousness. listeners are encouraged to embrace a receptive, meditative attitude during sets.

we don’t mind if you’re new or old to noise or meditation.
if you’re curious to be engaged, to open yourself to new experiences and to hear some noise, then join us.

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we have yoga mats available to use and listeners are invited to bring their own sitting paraphernalia if they please.

never apart is a non-profit organization in montréal, québec, canada, determined to bring about social change and spiritual awareness through cultural programming with global reach and impact.

more info on practice, here:.
we are on facebook.

questions about the event can be directed to: janntomaro@gmail.com
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practice #22: sonic apophenia

practice #22: sonic apophenia by  philippe vandal
saturday, february 17th, 4pm, free entry, all ages
never apart
7049 saint-urbain
we would like all guests to be able to participate, so pls arrive on time.
seating is limited and first come, first served.

our interaction with the outside world is effectively unconscious, some estimates say that only 0.01% of our neural activities are consciously fired, leading us to critically question the extent of our involvement in everyday actions and decisions. our conscious perception has been compared to a black box programmed, a serial protocol communication machine in a multi-parallel environment. in our digital age this analogy is undoubtedly pertinent:  big data, quantum noises, chaotic information, political and social complexities, and cultural biases – this is an overflow of stimuli. the unconscious mind grasps everything to induce a comfortable intelligibility of our informational surroundings. there are some slips, glitches, biases, noisy assimilations, errors, cacophonic impressions. our vigilant apprehension of the environment is bent through our responsive apparatus as it seeks for meaning. parsing is easier through this processed conglomeration, producing spasmodic psychological illusions and phantomatic bleeps.

this episode in the noise meditation series will present the artistic and sensational possibilities of the concept of apophenia, in a sound perspective, through a saturated auditory scene filled with aural bodies.

related readings:
http://www.mind-body.info/files/conscious_vs_unconscious_thinking.pdf
http://www.e-flux.com/journal/72/60480/a-sea-of-data-apophenia-and-pattern-mis-recognition/
http://www.artlurker.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/03/Sound-ART.pdf

for more on phillipe vandal, see here: https://soundcloud.com/philippevandal
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practice is an investigation of the capability of sound to induce different transcendental states of awareness and being. through a series of noise sets, practice explores the experiential application of theories underpinning the transformational properties of sound, such as cymatics, music therapy, sound healing, brain entrainment, and binaural-beat perception.

each session features a noise artist, who, informed by their own knowledge of sound, creates a immersive set intended to bend consciousness. listeners are encouraged to embrace a receptive, meditative attitude during sets.

we don’t mind if you’re new or old to noise or meditation.
if you’re curious to be engaged, to open yourself to new experiences and to hear some noise, then join us.

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we have yoga mats available to use and listeners are invited to bring their own sitting paraphernalia if they please.

never apart is a non-profit organization in montréal, québec, canada, determined to bring about social change and spiritual awareness through cultural programming with global reach and impact.

more info on practice, here:.
we are on facebook.

questions about the event can be directed to: janntomaro@gmail.com
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practice #21: two colour sets by Piper Curtis

practice #21: two colour sets by piper curtis
saturday, january 13th, 4pm, free entry, all ages
never apart
7049 saint-urbain
we would like all guests to be able to participate, so pls arrive on time.
seating is limited and first come, first served.

in two distinct 20 minute meditative sets, talented sound artist piper curtis explores the relationships between colour, noise and environment. stemming from white noise, these sets introduce listeners to other colours within the spectrum. curtis evokes familiar environments seeped in colour (imagine the sound of a yellow sunlit day, a white snowy blizzard, a greenhouse) and listeners are transported into unfamiliar textures inspired by colourscapes. the first set focuses on the watery world of mids, turquoise and azure, washing over and seeping in. the second set draws from the windy highs, cerulean and magenta, the pink sky following a storm. transposing colour into sound, we allow for an imaginative reinterpretation of vibrational frequencies, a synesthetic understanding of the reception of one sense as another, pushing our known perceptions into creative new territory.

for more on colour spectrums of noise, see here or check out this noise app. 

for more on piper curtis, see here.

 

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practice is an investigation of the capability of sound to induce different transcendental states of awareness and being. through a series of noise sets, practice explores the experiential application of theories underpinning the transformational properties of sound, such as cymatics, music therapy, sound healing, brain entrainment, and binaural-beat perception.

each session features a noise artist, who, informed by their own knowledge of sound, creates a immersive set intended to bend consciousness. listeners are encouraged to embrace a receptive, meditative attitude during sets.

we don’t mind if you’re new or old to noise or meditation.
if you’re curious to be engaged, to open yourself to new experiences and to hear some noise, then join us.

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we have yoga mats available to use and listeners are invited to bring their own sitting paraphernalia if they please.

never apart is a non-profit organization in montréal, québec, canada, determined to bring about social change and spiritual awareness through cultural programming with global reach and impact.

more info on practice, here:.
we are on facebook.

questions about the event can be directed to: janntomaro@gmail.com
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practice #20 aperture by mikael tobias

practice #20: aperture by mikael tobias
saturday, december 16th, 4pm, free entry, all ages
never apart
7049 saint-urbain
we would like all guests to be able to participate, so pls arrive on time.
seating is limited and first come, first served.

mikael tobias – aperture

mikael tobias, one of the original founders and noise makers of practice, moved to copenhagen a year ago. while visiting montreal this december, tobias has graciously offered to play an experimental set for practice.

in optics, an aperture is an opening through which light travels to focus into an image. in the human eye, the iris and pupil work together to form the aperture, contracting and dilating to regulate the amount of light admitted.

imagining this process in sonic landscape, tobias explores the psychoacoustic opening of the mind using noise as well as organic and synthesized sounds. slowly blending, expanding, and toying with the interactions between frequency and rhythm, this set transposes aperture from light to sound, decelerating the process by multitudes.

deliberating, mikael builds tunnels of sound that weave and entwine through the air, slowly unfurling and brightening. in sympathetic resonance, the mind and body can allow for a state of consciousness to bloom and unfold, increasing sensitivity. with heightened openness, thoughts may become clearer and physicality may be more embodied as the sonic environment envelops the listener.

for more on this artist, see here: http://mikaeltobias.com/
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practice is an investigation of the capability of sound to induce different transcendental states of awareness and being. through a series of noise sets, practice explores the experiential application of theories underpinning the transformational properties of sound, such as cymatics, music therapy, sound healing, brain entrainment, and binaural-beat perception.

each session features a noise artist, who, informed by their own knowledge of sound, creates a immersive set intended to bend consciousness. listeners are encouraged to embrace a receptive, meditative attitude during sets.

we don’t mind if you’re new or old to noise or meditation.
if you’re curious to be engaged, to open yourself to new experiences and to hear some noise, then join us.

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we have yoga mats available to use and listeners are invited to bring their own sitting paraphernalia if they please.

never apart is a non-profit organization in montréal, québec, canada, determined to bring about social change and spiritual awareness through cultural programming with global reach and impact.

more info on practice, here:.
we are on facebook.

questions about the event can be directed to: janntomaro@gmail.com
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