Myriam Bleau: Ballistics

Myriam Bleau


Ballistics (2019) is an audiovisual performance for pendulum interfaces drawing inspiration from popular science fiction and mysticism. The wireless luminous objects are equipped with motion sensors allowing for handheld manipulations, oscillations, spins and high momentum trajectories. An exercise in sonifying sharp movements and pendulum physics, this performance uses digital modular synthesis to reveal a corroded and textural landscape of uneven rhythms.


Conception, composition and performance : Myriam Bleau

Created with the support of iii residency program (La Hague-Holland) and Conseil des arts et des lettres du Québec

Myriam Bleau is a composer, digital artist and performer based in Montreal.

She creates audiovisual systems that go beyond the screen, such as sound installations and performance-specific musical interfaces. Her hybrid electronic practice investigates music performance as a codified cultural manifestation and recontextualizes pop culture elements and music history tropes.

Her work has been recognized and presented internationally : Prix Ars Electronica (AT), Sónar (ES) and Sónar Hong Kong, Sonic Arts Award (IT), Elektra (CA), Mutek (MX), ISEA (CA), Transmediale (DE), ACT (KR), LABoral + LEV (ES), Scopitone (FR) and Cafe Oto (UK), to name a few.





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