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Here is the full set from Oct 3 2016 show at Casa Del Popolo. Thanks to Kikagaku Moyo, Dogla Magla and the Blue Skies Turn Black folks for a great night!

Music by Christian Carrière.


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Here is an excerpt of a set I played at the Mardi Spaghetti series at Cagibi Sept. 6 2016 :


Another solo show coming up next Friday June 10, 2016 at Le Temporaire, Hull, Qc.

https://www.facebook.com/events/236468170062940/

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I have two solo shows coming up.

1-Centre Phi, Montreal, May 21, opening for Rival Consoles.

2-Mutek Festival, Montreal, June 3.

Looking forward to both shows!

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I just put together my first ever demo reel. A sort of trailer for the music and sound design work I’ve done in the last 10 years or so:


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A remastered version of a 34-min piece which was commissioned by Montreal-based collective Mere Phantoms for the Istanbul Biennale. Made entirely up of audio mixer feedback (aka no-input console )…


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Here is the official video for Wood Stacks, edited by my friend Mike Dubue, from the always excellent Hilotrons ::


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I just released this track!…while I continue to work on my album. Cover art ‘White Desk’ 2009, Oil, acrylic, and coloured ink on canvas, 12″x12 by Matt Killen
Enjoy:

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This piece is an edit of a sound installation I created for Mere Phantoms for their Three Cities: A shadow triptych project at Brandts Museum in Odense, Denmark. The exhibition runs until January 11, 2015.

Audio composition: Christian Carrière
Guitar, kalimba : Christian Carrière
Daf, conga : Michel Bonneau
Field Recordings : Christian Carrière (wind in the leaves), Freesound.org users felix blume (prayer), xserra (Turkish protest), barisbozkurt (kudum).
Special thanks to the Freesound.org community.

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I am once again collaborating with the wonderful Mere Phantoms, this time for an installation in Denmark, at the Brandts museum. We are travelling there to set up the show and be present for the vernissage/launch. Sounds and images are forthcoming…

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BBC Radio 3 show Late Junction contacted me a while back. Guest host Mara Carlyle wanted to play my performance of Fratres for audio console. Here is her show. And below is the excerpt in which she introduces Fratres.

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Montreal collective Mere Phantoms asked me to make a soundtrack for a shadow installation they set up at the 2013 Istanbul Biennial, which ran until October 20th, 2013. All the tracks were recorded in August 2013, with the exception of one. This music is made with a no-input console and a multi-track looper :

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My friend and talented artist Doug Scholes made a beautiful film during his 2013 residency at the Îles-de-la-Madeleine. He asked me to make some music for the film. I was thrilled to take part in the project. Here’s the film…

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I occasionally make some nature recordings with friends in the (semi-)wildlands of Ontario. We always have a lot of fun doing it. Here’s a brief moment… a sort of trailer for what we do. Everything you hear in this piece was recorded in the woods.

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My friends Véronique and Étienne run an art collective called raison mobile here in Montreal. They recently participated in a group exhibit at Espace projet and produced a short timelapse video of the set-up for their show. I made some music for it. Here it is… Enjoy !

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I will be participating in the Nuit blanche festivities this Saturday March 2nd at the McCord Museum in Montreal. I will play two sets of improvised music with sound artist Navid Navab along with the Mere Phantomsinteractive shadow-puppetry installation. The music sets will be at approximately 10:30 pm and midnight.

The McCord is located in downtown Montreal, across from McGill University. It is accessible via McGill metro station (on the green line) or bus 24 on Sherbrooke Street.

McCord Museum
690 Sherbrooke Street West
Montreal, Quebec  H3A 1E9

Come one, come all !
Cheers,
Chris

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If you ask any Montrealer what happened at 8pm every night during the summer of 2012, you will get one answer : pots and pans !

The tradition of ‘cacerolazo’ began in Chile in the early 1970’s as a way of protesting Salvador Allende’s government. Here in Quebec that summer, there was widespread disagreement with the provincial government’s tuition fee hike proposal and its general direction in governance. So people took to the streets with casseroles to express their disapproval ‘en masse’.

It was a beautiful and unifying moment in the city’s history. This recording is a walk-through of my neighbourhood during one such casserole protest, starting at exactly 8pm.

 

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I participated in a conceptual garden project at the Reford Gardens (aka Jardins de Métis) in beautiful Gaspésie last summer. Two Montreal artists, Audrey Lavallée and Chloé B. Fortin, asked me to produce soundscapes for their installations. Here are a few pictures as well as the soundscapes themselves…

Please note that the piece ‘Éléments chambre noire’ contains a sample of a recording made with the Lanark Land Art Recording Group.

 

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I got an email out of the blue recently from a woman who has a radio show featuring contemporary and experimental music at the Berklee College of Music in Boston. Thanks to Anastasiya for the support ! Here is a link to her show and here is the segment :

 

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Last year I participated in the Nuit Blanche, an annual event in Montreal where all museums and live venues stay open all night. Frank O’Connor and I played three sets of improvised music, which accompanied the Mere Phantoms’ interactive shadow installation at McCord Museum. It was a wonderful night…

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I finally finished the performance video for Fratres, which was filmed in December 2011 :

I also made a shorter video of the residency with an improvised piece on the console :

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Jimmy Hayes made this beautiful film with Illuminate What Lies Underfoot, a song I recorded with Frank O’Connor :

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