CLOrk Concert: Text - Sound
Join us next Thursday (21 March 8 PM) for: Sound poetry, song, and laptop orchestra
At the 4th Space Concordia University
CLOrk - Concordia Laptop Orchestra and Le PARC Milieux,
Are pleased to invite you to a performance with
Swiss sound poets: Vincent Barras and Jacques Demierre
And Montreal singer Ayelet Rose Gottlieb
With visuals by Aidan Baker
Conduction: Christiaan Maria Brun del Re
A DJ set by Kayla Kloud Shears
Location: 4th Space Concordia University
Time: Thursday 21 March, 8 PM
Ayelet Rose Gottlieb
Jerusalem-born vocalist/composer/improviser Ayelet Rose Gottlieb creates from within the details of every-day life, shedding a musical spotlight on the golden moments hidden in the cracks of the mundane. Her distinct sound is rich and layered with influences from a variety of musical traditions, building on her Middle-Eastern and European lineage, as well as inspirations from avant-jazz, multidisciplinary arts, and contemporary composers. Ayelet performs globally, sharing her music with audiences big and small. She has lived in twenty-four apartments, ten cities, five countries, four continents. Finally, she has made a home with her family in Montréal, Canada.Her Collaborations with musicians such as composer/saxophonist John Zorn, guitarist Aram Bajakian, pianist Anat Fort, vocalist Jay Clayton and many others, have earned her a reputation as a leading voice in cutting-edge jazz and new-music. Classically trained from a young age, improvisation is at the core of Ayelet’s work, which is deeply rooted in the jazz and blues traditions. She has a profound interest in large-scale, detailed composition, as well as in working within intimate small settings to create fully improvised sets of music.
Jacques Demierre is a pianist, composer and improviser. Whether acoustic or electroacoustic, respectful of the frames of traditional writing or freely improvised, his experimentations can be music just as well as sound poetry and sound interventions in situ. They are nonetheless all moved by the same search for awareness of sound. Author of numerous pieces for ensemble or voice, the pianist Demierre also readily explores the evocative force of the most quotidian noises. While expanding the sound possibilities offered by the piano instrument, Jacques Demierre explores ways in which it approaches the field of language. His critical reflection develops a highly transversal and “interdisciplinary” conception of music, which has brought him to work with a number of musicians from very diverse backgrounds. Jacques Demierre is the 2007 laureate of the Ville de Genève Music Award, awarded once every four years. His scores are available from SME/EMS. His work is published by Tzadik, Héros-Limite, Psi, Victo, jazzwerkstatt, Leo, Plainisphare, Creative Sources, INSUB., Intakt, Bocian Records, bardem, Unit Record, stv/ams.
Teaches history of medicine and science at the University of Lausanne, while also being a specialist of sound art, experimental literature and sound poetry, which he practices as author, performer and program director (Festival de la Bâtie, from 1985 to 2003; Association Roaratorio since 2003). He also contributes as translator to make known and to disseminate certain major works representing diverse trends in contemporary poetry, music and literature: co-founder, together with Philippe Albèra and Jacques Demierre, of the Editions Contrechamps, he has published with the printing press and publishing house Héros-Limite a French version of John Cage’s Silence; a volume by the inventor of concrete poetry Eugen Gomringer; an anthology under the title 1 2 3 by the American poet and thinker Robert Lax; and a volume of poems – Journal de bord – by the Greek poet Georges Seferis.
Concordia Laptop Orchestra
CLOrk is a 30-member laptop orchestra comprised of students of Electroacoustic Studies at Concordia University. Since its establishment by Dr. Eldad Tsabary in 2011, CLOrk has performed in dozens of festivals and venues worldwide including Akousma Festival at Usine C (Montreal), Musicacoustica Beijing, Birmingham Networked Music Festival, and a performance with singer Ariane Moffatt at Musée d'art contemporain de Montréal (MAC). CLOrk is an educational research-creation platform for discovering effective strategies for collective improvisation and creation.