Doors open at 5:30pm – free
label and netlabel EPSILONLAB presents SILENCE IS PRESENCE, a DVD-compilation
produced in collaboration with the German label THINNER. After having introduced
the DVD for the first time during the 6th edition of the ELEKTRA festival, Epsilonlab
officially launches its new baby at the SAT on July 19th. A screening of the
DVD will be held at 6 PM, followed by a live performance by Paul Keeley
with VJ Euterke, and to end off the night, a DJ set from
Mossa with VJs Pillow & Mademoiselle. For the hungry,
MISTO will be offering delicious treats. And there will be a draw for
5 copies of the DVD!!!
SILENCE IS PRESENCE
brings together electronic music producers from Montreal, Germany and elsewhere
around the globe. The tracks were arranged and mixed by the project’s
orchestrator, Eloi Brunelle. The DVD features music that can
be described as dub-inspired, ambient, rhythmic, tech-house, electro and occasionally
hypnotic or spellbinding. As for visuals, an original unifying concept guided
VJs as they produced each of the videoclips: the presence of the same dancer/actor
throughout, the use of a specific color, and a series of keywords. Based on
these keywords, Montreal poet and linguist Dessavage created subtitles. A rarity,
the subtitle options are in fact a complementary artwork set in relation to
the DVD’s audiovisual content. Dessavage explored two
distinct concepts for the French and English versions. Martin Bélanger,
a Montreal-based choreographer, dancer and performer, generously offered his
time to play the DVD’s main protagonist.
The project’s participating artists: Eloi Brunelle, Pheek, Mateo Murphy,
Mossa, Deluge, Dennis Desantis, Paul Keeley, Krill.minima, Jason Corder, Sensual
Physics and Taho.
participating VJs : Pillow, Les Passagers, Moment Factory, Monsieur Edgar, Khrystell
Burlin, Cinetik, K-projet, Le Couple, Euterke and
This project was
produced under the artistic direction of Les Passagers, recipients
of the Grand Prize for best digital animation at the recent Grafika awards for
their videoclip, “Miss”, which is included on the DVD.