Sound Design and Live Electronics
"..a ritual performance for 10 singers and musicians, live-electronic sounds, ambient light and new technologies. Based on 13 poems in which [Bhagwati] explores no man’s lands of different kinds — winds, algorithms, clouds, radiations, diasporas — he creates “trans-traditional” and “trans-sensory” anthems that explore the many resonances in our globalized existence — and invites the audience to roam, to listen, to imagine and commune in a wondrous space that reflects on our world at once so strange — yet so familiar."
Suzie LeBlanc, soprano
Marie-Annick Béliveau, mezzo-soprano
Sameer Dublay, khyal singer
Gabriel Dharmoo, experimental vocals
Nicholas Isherwood, bass-baritone
Guy Pelletier, flutes
Wu Wei, sheng
Lori Freedman, bass clarinet
Felix Del Tredici, bass trombone
Aiyun Huang, percussion
Joseph Browne, electroacoustics
Sandeep Bhagwati, conductor
Research for this pluridisciplinary artwork was funded by the Social Sciences and Humanities Council of Canada, the Conseil des Arts et Lettres de Quebec and the Canada Research Chair for Inter-X Art. The show was a joint production by the SMCQ and matralab at Concordia University Montréal.