Montreal native Myriam Bleau is a composer, digital artist and performer who creates mesmerizing audiovisual systems that transcend the screen such as sound installations and performance-specific musical interfaces. Her works explore the limits between musical performance and digital arts, and are infused with a hybrid practice that integrates hip hop, techno and the more experimental fringe of electronic composition.
At Sound of Stockholm 2016 Myriam will perform Soft Revolvers, a performance in which Myriam manipulates four transparent acrylic spinning tops/disks that emit both light and sound. Each of these rotating disks is associated with an instrument or a type of sound used in the electronic compositions, with a sensor generating sound data algorithms.
The circular shapes, the spinning and the motion caused by Bleau’s manipulation, is not dissimilar to spinning vinyl on the turntables in a dj set. LEDs installed in each of the devices create a halo of light consistent with its velocity, creating an impressive visual experience.
Soft Revolvers received an honorary mention from Ars Electronica PrixArs 2015, Digital Musics and Sound Art.
Presented in collaboration with EMS×