EM15 FREE DAYTIME ACTIVITIES AT THE PHI CENTRE

More than 80 professionals and artists taking part

   

This year’s powerhouse combination of ELEKTRA and MUTEK as the EM15 festival has produced an unprecedentedly extensive nighttime program, but also an intensive daytime program. Every year, each festival features a professional section that explores the issues underlying the industry, creativity, and production in the digital arts. This year concentrates both the familiar ELEKTRA International Marketplace for Digital Arts (IMDA) sessions and the MUTEK DIGI_SECTION component(presented by MOOG Audio), as well as the CONNECTING CITIES Symposium at the Phi Centre, over three jam-packed days.

 

Combining workshops, presentations, meetings and onstage interviews, which provide an outlet for the larger issues facing our community, as well as a forum to explore the latest technologies and speak to the most exciting creators, EM15‘s daytime program which is free and open to everyone, features a rich mixture of events that cater to the experienced professional, the emerging artist, or the curious observer. 

 

From Monday, May 26 to Wednesday, May 28, the international symposiumorganized in collaboration with the Connecting Cities Network (especially its members Public Art Lab Berlin, Foundation for Art and Creative Technology Liverpool,Riga 2014 – European Capital of Culture and the Quartier des spectacles Partnership Montréal) offers exceptional insight into digital creation in public space. A free and public event, the symposium brings together international and Canadian experts from the field of urban media art for a series of keynote presentations and panel discussions that highlight contemporary concepts and outstanding creations while exploring three city visions: The Networked City, The Participatory City, and The Visible City. The members of the Connecting Cities Network and other international experts will also give short and dynamic presentations illustrating urban media manifestations and initiatives from their various cultural contexts, from Berlin to Melbourne, from Sao Paulo to New York City.

 

The IMDA combines artists and institutions through presentations and meetings, with the aim of creating new connections and outlets for digital works. Over two days (Thursday, May 29 and Friday, May 30), international festival directorscuratorsand Canadian and Québec artists have the chance to show their work to each other in a series of short presentations. The ultimate goal is to increase the international exportation and exposure of digital works from Canada and Québec.

 

Running from Wednesday, May 28 to Friday, May 30, DIGI_SECTION takes advantage of having some of the most exciting names in audiovisual creation and electronic music in town to host a series of onstage interviews that dig deeper into the practice, philosophies, and careers of select artists. HOLO magazine Editor-in-chief Greg J. Smith will host two conversations with some of the festival’s premier audiovisual artists, one with ALAIN THIBAULT and MATTHEW BIEDERMAN and the second one with PAUL PRUDENCEThe Wire Online Editor Jennifer Allan leads intimate, thoughtful conversations with two of the most compelling artists in contemporary electronic music, HOLLY HERNDON and HEATSICK; and the Ableton Lounge will feature discussions with two trailblazers and innovators in the field of technology and art practice, RICHIE HAWTIN and ROBERT HENKE.

 

Ourtechnological partners represent the cutting edge of new software, instruments and methods. Roland, whose products are synonymous with the birth of electronic music, preview their new line of AIRA instruments including a performance showcase featuring MATEO MURPHYAbleton, the inventor of the industry standard real-time performance software Live, also spotlight the latest version of their program and their newest instrument, Push. Derivative, whose TouchDesigner software is at the heart of virtually every innovation in A/V creation and spectacular presentations of 3D mapping, lead a two-day workshop too. WaveDNA and MIXGENIUS show off their latest music creation (Liquid Rhythm) and online mastering software (LANDR), respectively, and Make Noise present their latest modular synthesizer.

 

Also on offer, the Montréal premiere of the documentary I Dream of Wires, shot partially at MUTEK 2012 and concerned with the history and resurgence of the modular synthesizer and its myriad manifestations in popular and experimental music. Filmed all over the world, the movie features dozens of interviews, and performance footage from artists like TRENT REZNOR, CEVIN KEY, GARY NUMAN, CARL CRAIG and MORTON SUBOTNICK.

 

I Dream of Wires shooting at MUTEK 2012 video

 

For the aspiring artists and music industry types, FACTOR, the Foundation Assisting Canadian Talent On Recordings is offering an overview session of their various funding programs, as well as one-on-one meetings to help kickstart recording and touring careers and explain other opportunities in the music industry.

 

For the full schedule and details: http://em15.ca/en/schedule#day

 

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DAY BY DAY

 
CONNECTING CITIES SYMPOSIUM

With the support of the Culture Programme 2007-2013 of the European Union 

  

MONDAY, MAY 26 

  

SPACE A 

1:00 PM – 1:45 PM: INTRODUCTION CONNECTING CITIES NETWORK

1:45 PM – 2:45 PM: PRESENTATION BY RAFAEL LOZANO-HEMMER

3:00 PM – 4:30 PM: THE NETWORKED CITY PANEL

4:45 PM – 6:15 PM: THE PARTICIPATORY CITY PANEL

 

  

TUESDAY, MAY 27 

  

SPACE A 

1:00 PM – 2:45 PM: THE VISIBLE CITY PANEL  

3:00 PM – 5:00 PM: THE SMART CITY PANEL  

  

WEDNESDAY, MAY 28

  

SPACE A 

1:00 PM – 3:00 PM: WORLDWIDE URBAN MEDIA SHOWCASES I

3:15 PM – 4:45 PM: WORLDWIDE URBAN MEDIA SHOWCASES II

  4:45 PM – 5:00 PM: FROM CONNECTING CITIES TO HUMAN FUTURES

  

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INTERNATIONAL MARKETPLACE FOR DIGITAL ARTS (IMDA)

&  

INTERNATIONAL DIGITAL ARTS BIENNIAL (BIAN)

  

WEDNESDAY, MAY 28

  

  SPACE D 

 10:30 AM – 12:00 PM: MEET THE ARTISTS OF FEDERATION WALLONIA-BRUSSELS (BIAN)

PRESENTED BY THE FEDERATION WALLONIE-BRUXELLES, WALLONIE-BRUXELLES INTERNATIONAL, DELEGATION WALLONIE-BRUXELLES   

  

 

THURSDAY, MAY 29

  

  SPACE B

10:00 AM – 12:00 PM HEDONISTIKA MONTRÉAL CONFERENCE (BIAN)

1:00 PM – 5:00 PM INTERNATIONAL MARKETPLACE FOR DIGITAL ARTS (IMDA)

 

  

FRIDAY, MAY 30

  

  SPACE B

1:00 PM – 5:00 PM INTERNATIONAL MARKETPLACE FOR DIGITAL ARTS (IMDA)

 

 

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DIGI_SECTION

Presented by Moog Audio

  

WEDNESDAY, MAY 28   

  

SPACE D

1:00 PM – 2:00 PM: HOLO ENCOUNTERS WITH ALAIN THIBAULT & MATTHEW BIEDERMAN 

3:30 PM – 4:30 PM: HOLO ENCOUNTERS WITH PAUL PRUDENCE

  

SPACE B

1:00 PM – 1:45 PM: MEET FACTOR – PRESENTATION

2:00 PM – 3:30 PM FILM SCREENING – I DREAM OF WIRES

4:00 PM – 5:30 PM FILM SCREENING – I DREAM OF WIRES

  

RHINO LOUNGE

3:00 PM -5:00 PM: WORKSHOP -WAVEDNA’S LIQUID RHYTHM

  

MEETING ROOM

2:30 PM -5:00 PM: MEET FACTOR -1 ON 1 SESSIONS

  

  

THURSDAY, MAY 29

  

RHINO LOUNGE

10:30 AM – 5:30 PM WORKSHOP – TOUCH DESIGNER

  

SPACE D

1:00 PM – 3:00 PM WORKSHOP – MAKE NOISE MODULAR

4:00 PM – 6:00 PM WORKSHOP – LANDR

  

MEETING ROOM

1:30 PM – 5:00 PM MEET FACTOR – 1 ON 1 SESSIONS

  

SPACE A

2:00 PM – 3:30 PM ABLETON LOUNGE: LIVE TALKS WITH TRAILBLAZERS

RICHIE HAWTIN 

3:30 PM – 4:30 PM ABLETON LIVE AND PUSH DROP-IN SESSION

4:30 PM – 6:00 PM ABLETON LOUNGE: LIVE TALKS WITH TRAILBLAZERS

ROBERT HENKE & ALAIN MONGEAU

  

SPACE B

5:30 PM – 7:00 PM FILM SCREENING – I DREAM OF WIRES

  

  

FRIDAY, MAY 30

  

RHINO LOUNGE

10:30 AM – 5:30 PM WORKSHOP – TOUCH DESIGNER

  

SPACE A

2:00 PM – 3:00 PM THE WIRE SESSIONS – HOLLY HERNDON

3:30 PM – 4:30 PM THE WIRE SESSIONS – HEATSICK

  

SPACE D

2:00 PM – 4:30 PM ROLAND OPEN ROOM

4:30 PM – 5:30 PM ROLAND INTIMATE SHOWCASE WITH MATEO MURPHY

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ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS

 

MUTEK and ELEKTRA would like to thank the following partners, who play a key role in their continued success and for their support of EM15: the Conseil des arts et des lettres du Québec, the Secrétariat à la région métropolitaine of the ministère du Conseil exécutif du Québec, the ministère du Tourisme du Québec, the Canada Council for the Arts, the Conseil des arts de Montréal, the Festival and Cultural Event Office for the City of Montréal, the department of Canadian Heritage, FACTOR and Canada’s Private Radio Broadcasters, Musicaction, the ministère de la Culture et des Communications du Québec, the ministère des Relations internationales de la Francophonie et du Commerce extérieur du Québec, the Consulat général de Franceà Québec, the Goethe-Institut, LOJIQ, the Fédération Wallonie-Bruxelles, Wallonie-Bruxelles International, Délégation Wallonie-Bruxelles and the Culture Programme 2007-2013 of the European Union.

 

To their media and private partners: Solotech, Red Bull Music Academy, the Quartier des spectacles Partnership, Tourisme Montréal, Sapporo, Ubisoft, Musée d’art contemporain de Montréal, DHC/ART Foundation for Contemporary Art, Phi Centre, Moog Audio, MixGenius, Ableton, Roland, WaveDNA, Madmapper, Modul8, Make Noise, Derivative, the Society for Arts and Technology, Piknic Électronik, Montréal Digital Spring, International Digital Arts Biennial (BIAN), la Vitrine, C2MTL, Filaction, the ix Symposium, Laïka, the Connecting Cities Network, Public Ar
t Lab Berlin, FACT (Foundation for Art and Creative Technology) Liverpool and Riga 2014 – European Capital of Culture, Deezer, Ecocup, Resident Advisor, XLR8R, The Wire, FACT, Exclaim!, CULT#MTL, HOLO Magazine, Urbania, ETC Media, DAM, Ticarttoc,  DOTS Digital Art Magazine, Artichaut, Inter, Infopresse, CISM, CKUT, CHOQ, CJLO, CHYZ, Hotel ZERO1, the Auberge Alternative du Vieux-Montréal, W Montreal, Hotel Hyatt, Hotel Holiday Inn Select, Amigo Express and Fitz & Follwell.