IMMERSIVE SOUND FESTIVAL
Nouveau Monde, new lands, new immersive experiences! Here comes the moment of explorations, singular proposals, multi-speaker devices, improvisations, imaginary sound ballads in deckchairs.
For this second edition, the Immersive Sound Festival team will install between 16 and 30 loudspeakers as a support for the journey. In concert on Thursday and Friday in the Nouveau Monde Hall, then in installation and listening workshop on Saturday and Sunday in the exhibition wing of the Ancienne Gare.
As last year, the Immersive Sound Festival will have a guest of honor in the person of Dimitri Coppe for two concerts. But also and always artists who try, experiment, play with the borders of sounds and propose... There will be some calm, some hovering, a bit less calm, some dancing, some surprises, some pleasure.
Doors 7:30 p.m., concert 8 p.m. 12.
IMPROVISATION WORKSHOP OF THE CONSERVATORY OF FRIBOURG (CH) - TRIBUTE TO JOHN CAGE
The workshop brings together students from the conservatory's pre-professional classes in classical and jazz disciplines. After a year devoted to Stockhausen, the workshop will go into the field of "open forms" with a tribute to John Cage. The works in the style of "open forms" leave a large part not only to improvisation, but also to the spontaneity generated by listening to each other.
The American composer John Cage (1912-1992) gave a great deal of space to chance and silence in his compositions, and as such we pay tribute to him with a line-up that includes piano, prepared piano and other classical instruments.
DIMITRI COPPE (Belgium)
The concert seems unavoidable to him. That is to say the public meeting, the collective listening and the performance from a sound instrument built in situ, ephemeral and dedicated to a space. His performances freely combine composition, improvisation and spatialisation.
VERVEINE (Switzerland) Co-production with smem
Verveine is an electronic music project initiated by Joell Nicolas. In search of a transversal sound material, Verveine flirts with several codes and glean its singularity in a pop strangeness, an angular and frank rhythmic, as well as a visceral and adventurous production. After the DIY releases of "Peaks" (2013, DKLK Records) and "Antony" (2015, Creaked Records), she first of all arouses the interest of Swiss cultural actors (Paléo, M4Music, BadBonn Kilbi, Fri-Son, Les Docks, Festival de la Bâtie) and then opens European doors (Transmusicales de Rennes, Printemps de Bourges, Plissken Festival, Iceland Airwaves, Eurosonic Noorderslag, Zemlika). Nourished by her classical background but above all by the effervescence of electronic cultures, she is infatuated with artists such as Mark Pritchard, Holly Herndon, Ben Frost and Laurel Halo to name but a few. She is currently working on the production of a new album to be released in 2020.
NORIA LILT (Switzerland)
Exploring a broad spectrum of electronic music for several years, the Fribourg native continues her journey under a new identity. Known behind the turntables as La Bohème, or on stage with Ivoria, she will be performing live solo this time round, which she announces as a fusion of all her facets.
Lino Schilling is one of the future graduates of the Bachelor of Audio Design in Basel and Pablo Chacon studied sound art in Bern. Their compositions are hybrids of acoustic and electroacoustic music with influences from popular culture. They will compose a new acousmatic piece for the Immersive Festival.
Inspired by African culture and world music, Fribourg DJ Oase is breathtaking behind the turntables. His sets consist of a melting pot of styles ranging from Techno to 80's Acid House and even funky take-offs.