Äänen Lumo: Jen Reimer/Max Stein/Adam Basanta
Jen Reimer (CAN) & Max Stein (USA) share a fascination with reverberant space, urban soundscape and site-specific performance and installation. Drawing inspiration from the hidden harmony and secret rhythms present in urban sound environments, they create immersive multichannel sound works for processed horn and field recordings: conceived, composed, performed and recorded in the spaces themselves.
They have created a series of performances in resonant urban locations in Montréal including the New City Gas Co. building, Square Victoria Metro, St-Urbain underpass, Bain St Michel and the Wellington Tunnel and more recently in Lisbon, PT and Marseille, FR at the Mãe D’ Água and tunnel Bénedit-Jobin. They have presented sound installations at Métro Concorde, Laval, the Goethe Institut, Montréal and in an abandoned chimney in Skagaströnd, Iceland.
They have collaborated with various organizations including Suoni per Il Popolo, Montréal Highlights Festival/Nuit Blanche, Actions!/ Ghosts of Public Spaces, HTMlles (Montréal, CAN), Audioparc & Galerie Verticale (Laval, CAN), Nes Artist Residency (Skagaströnd, IS), Summer We Go Public (Skagaströnd, IS) and Sound Development City (Lisbon, PT & Marseille, FR).
Adam Basanta (b. 1985) is an award-winning composer and media artist, whose work traverses electroacoustic and instrumental composition, audiovisual installations, site- specific interventions, laptop performance, and dynamic light design. His work explores notions of listening and audiovisual perception, the re-animation of quotidian objects, and the articulation of site and space.
His concert works have been presented worldwide and awarded multiple national and international prizes, including Métamorphoses 2010 (Belgium) and the John Weinzweig grand prize in the SOCAN Foundation Awards for Young Composers (Canada). His sound and audiovisual installations, both solo and collaborative, have been presented across North America and Europe, and awarded in the Prix Ars Electronica 2013 (honourable mention, Hybrid Art category) and the 2014 Edith-Russ-Haus Awards for Emerging Media Artists.
Adam holds a BFA in composition from Simon Fraser University (Vancouver, BC) and an interdisciplinary MA in composition and sound art installation at Concordia University (Montreal, QC). He lives and works in Montreal, QC.