February 23 and February 24, 8pm
Door Tickets (subject to availability): $15/20
A knife rasps against another, onions vocalize their unfolding mutation into a cacophonous a cappella, sizzling oil slides into a downpour of Bartok-pizzicati, while seductive aromas immerse the viewer in a multi-sensory augmentation of everyday practices. Composer Navid Navab invites guests to delight every nuance of his enchanted kitchenette while joining chef Tony Chong in the act of performing music through open engagement with matter.
POST–CONCERT TALK BACK SESSION
On February 23rd, audiences are invited to ask questions and discuss the work.
NAVID NAVAB artistic direction, concept, composition, interactive scenography, sound
JEROME DELAPIERRE interactive visual design, real-time video
MICHAEL MONTANARO mise en scène
TONY CHONG performance
Topological Media Lab research collaboration – 2012-2013
Matralab residency – 2014
Co-production Navid Navab and Montreal/New Musics Festival (MNM) – 2015
Support Canada Arts Council, Conseil des arts et des lettres du Québec
Navid Navab is a media alchemist, composer, audiovisual sculptor, phono-me-nologist and gesture bender. Interested in the poetics of gesture, materiality and schizophonia, his work investigates the transmutation of matter and the enrichment of its inherent performative qualities. Navid uses gestures and vibration from everyday life as basis for realtime compositions, resulting in augmented acoustical poetry and painterly light that enchants improvisational and pedestrian movements.
Tony Chong was the Artistic Director of Le Groupe Dance Lab in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada. Tony has danced and toured internationally with prestigious dance companies such as La Compagnie Marie Chouinard, Carbon 14, Belgium’s Ballet C de la B, JeanPierre Perreault, Dominique Porte’s Systeme D, and Germany’s Steptext. With his career in dance, Tony is also a photographer and a professional cook.
Jerome Delapierre is a visual artist and interaction designer working in Montreal. His research is based on the relationship between human and technology and non linear interactivity, focusing on the experiences of urban social behaviour. He is interested in new ways to create visual sets and enviroments by exploring eclectic projection techniques.
Michael Montanaro is a transdiciplinary artist known for his work in the field of contemporary dance and mixed media. He has worked as a choreographer and director on numerous projects including the Cirque du Soleil’s “Varekai”, Opera de Montreal’s “Carmina Burana,” a theatrical work “Frankenstein’s Ghosts, and a series of short films “Dance For Small Spaces.”
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