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fluff Marla Hlady & Eric Chenaux (2019)

Artists Marla Hlady and Eric Chenaux are pursuing their collaboration with vinyl album fluff

Listening of the album : https://soundcloud.com/avatar-quebec/sets/fluff

Artists Marla Hlady and Eric Chenaux are pursuing their collaboration with vinyl album fluff, an unprecedented creation produced in duet from experimentations they call “field-performance-recording”. The proposed tracks, from hybrid practices somewhere between music and sound art, are the result of a residency at Avatar in June 2017, during which they explored the acoustic and poetic properties of specific locations, such as a gymnasium or a shelter in the forest.

About Marla Hlady

Marla Hlady draws, makes sculpture, works with sites and sounds, and sometimes makes video.  Hlady’s kinetic sculptures and sound pieces often consist of common objects (such as teapots, cocktail mixers, jars) that are expanded and animated to reveal heretofore unexpected sonic and poetic properties often using a system based approach to composition. Her work has been shown widely in solo and group shows, in Canada, in the United States, in the United Kingdom, in Norway, and in Iceland. She sometimes collaborates with other artists. Hlady holds a BFA from the University of Victoria and a MFA from the York University. She currently is an associate teacher at the Department of Arts, Culture and Media at the University of Toronto. She is represented by Christie Contemporary.

 Artist’s website: Marla Hlady

About Eric Chenaux

Eric Chenaux is a guitarist, singer, improviser, and composer. Based in Paris, Chenaux composes and plays music for cinema and contemporary dance, and collaborates to numerous sound installations with visual artist Marla Hlady and film director Eric Cazdyn. Over the course of a 25-year spanning career, Chenaux has played and recorded with various artists, including Radwan Ghazi Moumneh, Eloise Decazes, Pauline Oliveros, John Oswald, Michael Snow, Brodie West, Han Bennink, Michael Moore, Josephine Foster, Martin Tétreault, Wilbert De Joode, Gareth Davis, Jacob Wren, Norberto Lobo and Nathaniel Mann. On five albums on the label Constellation, the artist has produced a body of solo works around his fried dextrue guitar juxtaposed with a lyric vocal style. He is the cofounder of Rat-drifting, an experimental music label based in Toronto.

 Artist’s website: Eric Chenaux

 

Residency Marla Hlady & Eric Cheneaux
Residency Marla Hlady & Eric Cheneaux
Residency Marla Hlady & Eric Cheneaux
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