Immerson, a philosophical concert event initiated by France Jobin in February 2011, creates a devoted listening environment that focuses on the audience’s physical comfort through a specially designed space that intensifies the listening experience. For the seventh edition, zaffutons will be set out to allow 26 people to lie down in the darkness to listen to sound works played on a multichannel device.
This year, Immerson welcomes two Montreal artists: multidisciplinary artist and audiokinetic sculptor Herman Kolgen, and Nicolas Bernier, an artist who seeks balance between the cerebral and the sensual, between organic matter and digital processing.
The concert will also be a chance to discover or rediscover international artists John Duncan, who encourages audience participation in the self-discovery process, and Mika Vainio, who creates rhythms that change to sound textures which are unmusical by design, on a constant quest for experimentation. The four artists will present new works created for Immerson.
On Saturday, June 6, from 12 p.m. to 4 p.m., John Duncan will offer a master class in English for 10 to 15 artists. Registration: from May 11 to 29, 2015 at 514 844-2350, ext 230.