L’infinité des possibles

Magali Babin 


Avatar studios hosted Magali Babin to create her installation based on a collection of recordings of the St. Lawrence River. The sounds were later entitled Bruits de fond and broadcast on Excavation sonore in 2009.

Magali was inspired byelectronic music pioneer Delia Derbyshire to look at the notion of anticipation as experienced in dreams. The result is this mysterious, unsettling music. The underwater recordings for Bruits de fond were processed like electronic sound material and then mixed with recordings of people recounting dreams and nightmares involving water.

Magali Babin is a sound artist and curator of audio art events. She is interested in the exploration of space as sound material. Between the haptic proximity, the acoustic landscape and the contexts of life, Babin draws its materials and creates atmospheres made of sequences, textures, and perspectives. She has appeared in concert at international electronic music festivals in Canada, the United States and Europe. Her sound installations were presented at the Musée d’art contemporain de Montréal (as part of the Triennale québécoise) in 201, at Mois Multi (Québec City) in 2012, at the Louise-et-Reuben-Cohen Art Gallery of Montréal. Université de Moncton in 2012 and La Fabrique (Nantes, France) in 2013. She was welcomed in residency by various contemporary art centers in Québec City – including Recto-Verso, Avatar, 3e Imperial, Studio XX, Dare- Dare – and in France – Compagnie Ouïe-Dire. In 2013 she received the Odyssée grant from the French Ministry of Culture and Communication for a research residency at La Saline Royale (Arc-et-Senans, France). She is currently pursuing a PhD in Arts Studies and Practices at UQAM. She is a fellow of the Fonds Société et culture du Québec (FRQSC).

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