Bret Parenteau (MB)
Winnipeg-based artist Bret Parenteau performs and releases work most often under the moniker B.P. As the founder of the label Male Activity, Parenteau supports the work of a broad range of experimental artists and projects, including his own. Taking influence from musique concréte and minimal industrial and power electronics, his performance at send + receive will be built around recordings made in the various skywalk spaces of Winnipeg. Something common and familiar for locals, these seemingly unremarkable spaces have distinct sonic identities, which will be transformed by Parenteau into something new and compelling.
gmackrr (FR/QC) is French artist Émilie Mouchous. Mouchous builds her homemade synthesizers as a tribute to old logic circuits from the 1970s. By adding analog components and tactile interfaces, she explores mixed-media archaeology, the schematic as score, and the idea that the instrument is alive, an improvising partner to play with. Elements such as radio signals/broadcast aesthetics also recur in her work. gmackrr makes surprising, quirky and surreal music that is rooted in a deep relationship with her instruments and the uniquely peculiar unpredictability of their circuits.
Keith Fullerton Whitman (US/AU)
Keith Fullerton Whitman is an American artist now residing in Melbourne, Australia. For his performance, he will present a multi-channel piece as part of his ongoing Redaction series, which merges computer music with various analogue/digital modular synthesizer systems.
The Redactions (2015–) constitute an ongoing exploration of ideas surrounding the extraction of “peaks,” or “transients,” from geographically and thematically relevant audio materials given a particular realization or performance. The outcome can take any stylistic form, from classic musique concrète to polyrhythmic chaos and solemn, minimalism-inspired canons.