fratres / OBORO

I did a sound art residency at a wonderful place called OBORO in Montreal in the summer of 2011. My goal was to develop a way of playing Arvo Pärt’s 1977 string quartet piece Fratres, using only audio console feedback. These 3 videos show the process and conclusion of the residency, which ended with a full performance of the piece in December 2011.

First Section of Fratres, summer 2011 (shot by Jimmy Hayes):

Residency Improv, summer 2011 (shot by Jimmy Hayes):

Fratres Performance for No-input Mixer and Viola, December 3, 2011 (shot by Jimmy Hayes):

Thanks to Claudine, Stéphane, Aaron, Eddie, Annie, Sylvaine and Bernard.