synthetizer and 16-channel fixed medium

Premiere: February 27, 2021, Binaural version for online listening: Montréal / Nouvelles Musiques 2021: La Grande Nuit 2021 — Au-delà de la notation, Montréal (Québec)

Mix for 16-channel synthesizer and fixed medium| binaural | stereo. Real-time synthesis Roxanne Turcotte: “If you have something to say and want to be heard, then you must wear a mask”. Since the 90s, British painter Banksy Banksy has been anonymously conveying his messages through urban art. When algorithms take over, it’s better to rely on the expressions of the fine lines under the mask, finally expressing yourself out loud without judgment and without the fear of the other person’s gaze. We live virtually between fiction and reality in aseptic but increasingly fragile bubbles. The imbalance of the ecosystem and the contamination of the spectre of irresponsible conspiracy seekers are a sign of this. In spite of everything, we finally feel the effects of the dead calm of the sleeping cities under the attack of a virus. A surprising dichotomy! Birds and cicadas take their place again.

A sound work built on subliminal and psychoacoustic effects: masking sounds, filtering, deaf and evolving sounds, beats, inversions and electroacoustic polyphonies. Conversations emerge from the masks with equalizing effects according to the fabric, dimension and thickness of the mask under a persistent weave.