Godberd is proud to present a evening of electronic music organized on the occasion of the Montreal visit of the Belgian artist Tzii who will present cinematographic compositions with abrasive melodies. Tzii will be accompanied by performances by Charles Barabé (Victoriaville) and Grise with the screenings of Nico Adama (Mtl). PWYC (on godberd website via donations)
Event image: Vinyl Sliding Still by Nico Adama
Formed in the summer of 2016, Grise brings together Montreal musicians Philippe Vandal and Flo Brisebois. The duo interleaves improvised acoustic performances, musique concrète, and electronic manipulations. Minimalist themes and synthesized elements alternate to form a narrative fabric accompanying the projected visuals of Nico Adama.
Formé durant l’été 2016, Grise réunit Philippe Vandal et Flo Brisebois musicien.nes qui travaillent et se produisent régulièrement à Montréal. Le duo entremêle performances acoustiques improvisées, musique concrète et manipulations électroniques. Thèmes minimalistes et éléments de synthèses s’alternent pour former une trame narrative accompagnant les visuels de Nico Adama.
Since the 90's Tzii, music composer and filmmaker, spreads his frequencies all over the world through touring from Eastern and Western Europe to Australia, passing by USA, Canada, Mexico, Japan, Indonesia and Africa, where he played hundreds of shows .... He created his own label NIGHT ON EARTH in 2001, releasing vinyls and tapes, and is a co-founder & active member of the audiovisual label/collective V-ATAK. His main aim is to reach transcendance through sound trance ...... To do so he explores infinite different worlds and expressions, from music to performance or collective creations. One thing always remains in his works : they’re impossible to fit in any box.
"A mountain of multiple figures" as defined by Nyx.
He’s part of several other projects like SOLAR SKELETONS, MS30, 1997EV, VIRIL, AEROBICONOISE, collaborated with numerous other musicians worldwide and works also for dance companies, living performances, movie soundtracks and any other mediums with sound inside .....
Interested by pop music, free jazz, contemporary compositions and improvisation, Barabé is able to combine such disparate influences to realize wholly new compositions. His work is a reflection on the emotional scars (in a personal and collective way) and the shadows of the past. Despite rare live performances, he is active in the cassette community and has run the acclaimed cassette label, La Cohu, since 2012. Barabé has written and produced nine feature films, many of them featured at the RVCQ (Rendez-Vous du Cinéma Québécois) as well as numerous short videos to accompany music by several artists. His newest releases, "Les dernières confessions" (Orange Milk) and "Cicatrices" (Never Anything) have garnered high praise pushing Barabe into a new, intense, and international spotlight.
Charles Barabé pratique l’art de l’enregistrement musical depuis près d’une vingtaine d’années. Il est intéressé par la musique populaire, la musique contemporaine et l’improvisation. Son travail est une réflexion sur les cicatrices émotionnelles autant personnelles que collectives. En 2012, il a créé son propre label de cassettes, La Cohu, qui se spécialise dans la musique dite expérimentale et qui compte aujourd’hui plus d’une cinquantaine de parutions.