QUADr, an electroacoustic quartet based in Montreal, presents the U.S. premiere of its work /cYcle. Immersed in audio-reactive visual projections, the musicians play on modified bicycle wheels with which they create a large variety of electronic sounds, from deep impacts to bowed strings harmonies, interpreting the electroacoustic composition /cYcle, written by the ensemble. The artists take up different roles, constantly changing the stage dynamic and revealing new instruments and innovative musical interactions throughout the show. The result is a unique creation, both dark and at the forefront of technological experimentation and musical innovation.
ATRACTOR, an interdisciplinary artist studio based in Bogota, brings to the U.S. for the first time Swarm, an immersive, Biotechno, audiovisual and electro-punk musical performance that takes an unconventional look at the complex structures of language between insects that communicate through sound waves including fireflies, crickets, bees, and bats. The artists transform the audio field recordings of these species -- recorded live in the Colombian mountains and plains -- metamorphosing them into visually mesmerizing, immersive laser projections.