1pm at Titanik A.i.R. studio
3pm at Titanik A.i.R. studio
Join us for an intimate end-of-residency performance by Titanik’s current artist-in-residence Sonia Paço-Rocchia. Titanik A.i.R. studio can host a maximum of 10 people, so do come early!
Double-Tranchant, meaning double-edged in French, is a solo show-installation for invented, found and automated instruments made with objects that can cut, with real-time processing in a quadriphonic setting.
Double-Tranchant is a piece for musical saws, stemsaws*, automated circular saw blades*, automated mobile of knives*, automated electric musical saws* and other found sharp instruments with a live electronics setup, that is a subtle gradient between playing an electronic instrument and playing with an algorithmic “musician” using a concept of indirect control by layers of flexible automations.
Double-Tranchant is a commentary on the contrast between the brute, the sharp, the flexible and the fascinating.
The piece is a long term project that has recently received support from the Canada Council for the Arts. During the residency at Titanik, Paço-Rocchia is working on the form of the show and the composition. She has focused on looking for new sonic material and on working on the code for the live electronics setup.
*instruments invented by the artist
Sonia Paço-Rocchia is an composer, sound installation artist, improviser, maker, creative coder, and a live electronics musician. Her work has been presented all over North America and Europe.
Sonia Paço-Rocchia’s research is about sounds, timbres and forms. By composing she broadens the variety of sonic possibilities while using new techniques, live electronics and invented, found or automated instruments. Most of her works have visual elements as well as choices given to the players, or, in this case, to the automatons. Being a coder/maker/inventor, she makes automatons, web art, interfaces and digital instruments. With improvising, she uses a myriad of sound-makers, invented and automated instruments, voice and mostly bassoon, along with live electronics.