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60 Sec Radio

60 Sec Radio is pleased to announce the winners of its 6th edition.

1st Prize, presented by Phonurgia & 60 Sec Radio (1 000 $ CAD) La dernière personne sur Terre (France), by Anne-Line Drocourt

2nd Prize, presented by 60 Sec Radio (750 $ CAD)
One Hundred (Espagne) by Jose Iges

3rd Prize, presented by Avatar Centre & 60 Sec Radio (500 $ CAD) Intertidal Zone… (Allemagne) by Pablo Diserens

Special Mention
Alma’s Orange (Autriche) by Gabriel Furmuzachi

Proud partner of this 2020 edition of the contest, Avatar invites you to listen to the work of the winners without further delay!



| MARKERS | Miniatures and Sound Excavations

29 artists
24 sound creations


About :

The world is being redefined; the signals of our civilization are crumbling. As conventional markers lose their meaning, we have to make new foghorns vibrate, light unexpected lanterns for an irrevocable world that cannot be turned back to the beginning.

Given the widespread closures in Quebec this spring and aware of the financial precariousness this entails for those working in the cultural milieu, Avatar has chosen to maintain its supporting function by launching a new platform for sound artists creating from home.

Avatar has selected twenty-five artists to create an audio work of 3 minutes in length around the notion of markers. Three of these Miniatures will be released every week starting in April.

In addition, four other artists will each explore the same notion in a Sound Excavation of 25 to 30 minutes in length. One work will be released every week as of June 3.

TO FOLLOW THE PROJECT: https://avatarquebec.bandcamp.com

15.04: Érick d'Orion 

17.04: Alexandre St-Onge

20.04: Le bureau de l'APA 

22.04: Caroline Gagné et Christophe Havard

24.04: Alexandre Berthier

27.04: Alexandre Bérubé 

29.04: Georges Azzaria 

01.05: Martin Tétreault

04.05: Giorgia Volpe

06.05: Hélène Prévost 

08.05: Éric Normand

11.05: Mathieu Campagna

13.05: Pascal Robitaille 

15.05: Virginie Laganière

18.05: Charles-Émile Beullac 

20.05: Miriane Rouillard 

22.05: Magali Babin

27.05: Béchard Hudon 

29.05: Catherine Bélanger

01.06: Pascale LeBlanc Lavigne

03.06: Patrice Coulombe

10.06: Josué Beaucage

17.06: Frédéric Auger

22.06: Ariane Plante


Master's residency in visual arts | Philip Gagnon with the École d'art de l'Université Laval : September 2019 to June 2021

School activities

Avatar proposes to introduce children to audio and electronic art. The goal is to make them aware of the sounds of their environment, to refine the quality of their listening while developing their ingenuity. The workshops were designed for each age group so that they are related to the concepts learned in class.

Sound and electronic art workshops - Avatar

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Avatar is dedicated to the research, creation, circulation and dissemination of audio and electronic artworks and artists. To support artistic practice, Avatar produces projects, invites artists, reflects on practices, and fosters new collaborations via a local and international network.

Located in the heart of Québec City, Avatar offers a venue for interactions and initiatives, explores new artistic territories, and facilitates access to equipment and specialized skills.

In North America, Avatar is a pioneer in the research on audio and electronic arts.

At Avatar, sound creation covers a broad field of activities, ranging from the creation of listening devices, and the invention of musical instruments, to audio installation, including performance, radio art, and sound sculpture. Audio art crosses over the fields of music, visual arts, and poetry, opening itself to hybrid forms of audible performance, acoustic excavations and environments. Avatar also takes part in the development of the programming of custom-made software and electronic interfaces, as well as interactive and kinetic installation systems, and telematic performances.

Avatar is a member of the Méduse cooperative, the RCAAQ ( Regroupement des centres d'artistes autogérés du Québec), the CQAM (Conseil québécois des arts médiatiques), the RAIQ (Regroupement des arts interdisciplinaires du Québec) and the IMAA (Independent Media Arts Alliance).


Alexandre St-Onge - Chair

Alexandre Bérubé - Vice-Chair

Nathalie Bachand - Secretary and treasurer

Pascale LeBlanc Lavigne - Administrator

Michel Labrecque - Administrator

Geneviève Provencher-St-Cyr - Administrator

Honorary Members

Pierre-André Arcand - Gilles Arteau - Georges Azzaria - Nathalie Breush - Eva De Groot - Jean Dubois - Chantal Dumas - Mario Gauthier - Heidi Grundmann - Suzanne Jaschko - Jérôme Joy - Christof Migone - Émile Morin - Louis Ouellet - John Oswald - Hélène Prévost - James Partaik - Philippe Pasquier - Jocelyn Robert - Michael Snow

Active Members

Catherine Béchard - Catherine Bélanger - Alexandre Berthier - Alexandre Bérubé - Patrice Coulombe - Julie Faubert - Pierre-Olivier Frechet-Martin - Caroline Gagné - Sabin Hudon - Sarah L'Hérault - Diane Landry - Myriam Lambert - Nathalie LeBlanc - Mériol Lehmann - Frédérique Laliberté - Émile Morin - Simon Paradis-Dionne - Nataliya Petkova - Ariane Plante - Jocelyn Robert - Josiane Roberge - Alexandre St-Onge - Simon Elmaleh - Nady Larchet - Nathalie Bachand - Pascale Leblanc Lavigne