Musician Jérémi Roy is inspired by the perfect imperfectness of natural patterns. His set employs the noise pollution that surrounds us, synthesized into a more deliberate experience. Using tension created between repetition and the wayward inaccuracy of tape machines, Roy inevitably deconstructs the patterns he creates. His work evolves with recurring sounds that change with each reiteration, results of working with all-analog material. In Roy’s homemade tape-loop matrix, no pattern repetition will be exactly the same as the previous. In this piece, Roy reflects natural growth and real processes of change in a way that evokes attentive listening to repeating sounds and the differences that arise in subsequent echoes.
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Practice is an investigation of the capability of sound to induce different transcendental states of awareness and being. Through a series of noise sets, practice explores the experiential application of theories underpinning the transformational properties of sound, such as cymatics, music therapy, sound healing, brain entrainment, and binaural-beat perception.
Each session features a noise artist, who, informed by their own knowledge of sound, creates a immersive set intended to bend consciousness. listeners are encouraged to embrace a receptive, meditative attitude during sets.
We don’t mind if you’re new or old to noise or meditation.
If you’re curious to be engaged, to open yourself to new experiences and to hear some noise, then join us.
We have yoga mats available to use and listeners are invited to bring their own sitting paraphernalia if they please.
We would like all guests to be able to participate, so please arrive on time. Seating is limited: first come, first served.
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We would like to acknowledge that the land on which we gather for this event is located on unceded Indigenous lands. The Kanien’kehá:ka Nation is recognized as the custodians of the lands and waters on which we gather today. Tiohtiá:ke/Montreal is historically known as a gathering place for many First Nations. Today, it is home to a diverse population of Indigenous and other peoples. We respect the continued connections with the past, present and future in our ongoing relationships with Indigenous and other peoples within the Montreal community.