music for lamps (2012)

audiovisual performance

Music for Lamps is an installation and performance work for 12 sound and light emitting lamps. Each lamp is discreetly outfitted with a surface transducer speaker, turning the lamps into both light and sound emitters. The lamps are arranged to both surround and permeate audience members, creating a 12 channel light and 14 channel sound performance.

This work explores the continuum between the abstract qualities of sound and light, and the evocative qualities of domestic objects. Re-animated through digital technology, the lamps’ every “performance” is pulled apart and recombined in a novel manner. In this sense, Music for Lamps investigates both the potential of domestic objects, recalling their everyday functions and - through aesthetic transformation - transcending them.

in collaboration with Adam Basanta and Max Stein


2017, MUTEK.ES — Digi_Lab 1, Mazda Space, Barcelona, ES

2015, Light Show, The Music Gallery, Toronto, ON

2015, MUTEK Montreal, Musée d'art contemporain, Montréal, QC

2015, MATA Festival, The Kitchen, New York, NY

2014, Festival Phenomena, Montréal, QC

2013, Innovations en concert, La Sala Rossa, Montréal, QC

2013, Play as Inquiry, Logan Center for the Arts, Chicago, IL

2013, Electric Eclectics Festival, Meaford, ON

2013, Sounds Like Audio Art Festival, PAVED Arts, Saskatoon, SK

2013, FOFA Gallery, Concordia University, Montréal, QC

2013, Nuit Blanche 2013, Goethe-Institut, Montréal, QC