Non-Event, the Metropolitan Waterworks Museum, and Together present
FRANCE JOBIN (electronics)
TIM FEENEY (percussion)
Metropolitan Waterworks Museum
2450 Beacon Street
Boston, MA 02467 (map)
Doors: 6:30pm, Performance: 7:00pm
Door: $15 general admission / $10 members/students
FRANCE JOBIN is a sound & installation artist, composer, and curator residing in Montreal, whose audio art reveals a minimalist approach to complex sound environments where analog and digital intersect. Her installations incorporate both musical and visual elements inspired by the architecture of physical spaces. Her work can be “experienced” internationally in various music venues and new technology festivals, such as Mutek, Flussi, FIMAV, SEND + RECEIVE, Club Transmediale, ISEA RUHR 2010, and surface tension tour Japan.
Jobin has solo recordings on labels, such ROOM40, LINE), nvo , Baskaru, and ATA. Her sound art is also part of countless compilation albums. The collaborative album ligne, created with sound artist Tomas Phillips, was released on the ATAK label (JP).
Invited by the AIR Artist-In-Residence program in Krems, she created ind transit, a sound installation set in the MinoritenKirche cloister in Stein (AT). Her two ongoing collaborations with visual artist Cédrick Eymenier (FR) have resulted in EVENT HORIZON, an audio/video piece, and The Answer, a movie, with the soundtrack by France Jobin and Stephan Mathieu. EVENT HORIZON was screened in Paris (2010), at the Venezuela Biennale in Merida state (2010) and was performed live at the Torrance Art Museum in Los Angeles (2010) and ISEA RUHR 2010 (DE). The Answer will be screened at IAC, Villeurbanne, France in March 2016. In 2011, Jobin was one of five international artists to present her sound installation, Entre-Deux, in the new media exhibit Data/Fields, curated by Richard Chartier in the Washington, DC area, along with Ryoji Ikeda, Mark Fell, Caleb Coppock, and Andy Graydon. A new audio visual collaboration with Italian artist Fabio Perletta and xx+xy visuals will debut in the fall 2014 at A x S / ak-sis / FESTIVAL 2014 | CURIOSITY as part of the Synergetica Screening (CA). In November 2015, France was invited to take part in an artist residency at EMPAC which resulted in the creation of a new light sound work entitled 4.35 – R0 – 413, a collaboration with Alena Samoray, lighting designer
TIM FEENEY has performed as an improviser with musicians including the trio Meridian, with percussionists Sarah Hennies and Greg Stuart, pianist Annie Lewandowski, cellist and electronic musician Vic Rawlings, vocalist Ken Ueno, saxophonist Andrew Raffo Dewar, banjo and electronic musician Holland Hopson, and many others. He has toured throughout the United States, including notable performances at Boston’s Institute of Contemporary Art, New York’s The Stone, the Center for New Music and Audio Technology at UC-Berkeley, the Stanford Art Museum, Mills College, Princeton University, and Oberlin College. Most recently, he has performed in quartet and large ensembles with composer and saxophonist Anthony Braxton, with whom he recorded for the Tri-Centric Foundation for release in 2016. He has also recorded for Caduc, Accidie, Full Spectrum, Sedimental, homophoni, Audiobot, Soul on Rice, lildiscs, and Brassland/Talitres.
This program is supported in part by a grant from the Boston Cultural Council, a local agency which is funded by the Massachusetts Cultural Council, administrated by the Mayor’s Office of Arts & Culture.