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Almanac 2016: Patrick Saint-Denis (Montreal, Canada)

Almanac 2016: Patrick Saint-Denis (Montreal, Canada)

Sway Array
Sway Array is an audio-robotic performance that seeks to implement in the physical space, the emphasis on form, color and movement encountered visual music. A kind of physical visual music where the performers interact on stage with an electromechanical device consisting of a set of robotic loudspeakers.

Production History:
Studio 303 (Montreal), MNM Festival (Montreal)


Artistic Statement:
Patrick Saint-Denis conceives interactive installations designed primarily for concert settings. His audio-sensitive inventions take on various forms, ranging from video installation to large-scale robotized machinery. His performances integrate various musical formations which sonically drive the installations. At the edges of the concert format and digital art, his works are also shown in exhibitions. He is currently course lecturer at University of Montreal where he teaches Visual Music and Physical Computing.






Photo by: Andrea Cloutier

This post is part of a series of profiles on performance and performance makers from this year’s book, Contemporary Performance Almanac 2016, an overview of contemporary performance presented during the 2014/2015 season available for touring now. If you would like to be apart of next year’s book, Contemporary Performance Almanac 2017, you can join the project here. 


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These posts are not affiliated with Contemporary Performance Network, but are of interest to our community. We post these with the caveat to check the sources and research the opportunities or views expressed in the posts.

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