Premiere: March 5, 2015, Montréal / Nouvelles Musiques 2015: Phonobellow, Agora Hydro-Québec — Cœur des sciences — UQAM, Montréal (Québec)

Phonobellow, is a new music theatre work for five musicians, electronics, and performative sound installation. The starting point is the year 1877, when Muybridge perfected the high-speed camera and Edison invented the phonograph, two revolutionary technologies that had a fundamental impact on human perception. Via a heterogeneous assemblage of music, images, recorded texts/sounds, electronics, movement, sculpture, and lighting, Phonobellow seeks to capture how deeply these technologies reverberated with people at the time, and continue to reverberate to this day. Phonobellow was commissioned by ICE and developed closely with their musicians through the ICElab program. For this project, Zosha Di Castri is supported by a grant from the Canada Council for the Arts, and David Adamcyk by a research grant from the Fond de recherche société et culture.