http://em15.ca/en/artists/8717-alain-lefebvre-sonya-stefan

 

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Les Montréalais Alain Lefebvre et Sonya Stefan travaillent ensemble depuis plus d'un an sous l'alias Annuaire. Ils élaborent un projet audiovisuel qui utilise des objets amplifiés, des field recordings en stéréo et de l'équipement électronique pour créer une atmosphère d'outre-monde mais bien réelle. La musique et la vidéo se combinent grâce un signal à distance qui déclenche courts-circuits, larsens et diverses distorsions. Le musicien Alain Lefebvre expérimente des sons grâce à des instruments analogiques et autres machines, tandis que l'artiste et danseuse Sonya Stefan produit des images en retravaillant les signaux vidéos et la technologie de tous les jours, retrouvée dans les lecteurs DVD, téléphones portables et rétro-projecteurs. Lefebvre fait de la musique noise improvisée en solo depuis 2011, allant au delà des utilisations classiques, dépassant les capacités des instruments et des machines pour en retirer leurs empreintes musicales et leurs non-musicalités. Il a été programmateur pour les séries de concerts “We are the Drugs” et “24gauche”, et a également sorti des albums sur l'étiquette du groupe expérimental K.A.N.T.N.A.G.A.N.O. (Encodages de l’Oubli), ainsi que sur Kohlenstoff Records. Sonya Stefan a projeté ses films inspirés de la danse au Festival du Nouveau Cinéma, aux Rendez-Vous du Cinéma Québécois de Montréal, en France au Festival ONFI, ainsi que dans une multitude de festivals internationaux de vidéos. Co-fondatrice du collectif artistique Groop Index, elle a également une résidence au Centre de Création Circuit Est et se penche actuellement sur les finissions de son premier long-métrage intitulé, "Danses de salon".

 



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Launched the F Off festival.....with Peter/Thea/Jeremy

 

Hello friends and colleagues:
we would like to invite to a sort of open house 5-7 at The Big Space in Griffintown on Sunday the 27th of April for in informal lancèment of our upcoming event:


The F OFF  (a micro festival)


We are inviting folks down to see the Griffintown spaces: both The Hobo Shack and the Big Space (where Jean-Pierre Perrault created his seminal work JOE) and have a beer and chat with the artists about what we are planning and doing down in the spaces and who we will be presenting in this new small format Off festival event. 


The address is 141 Rue Ann (between Wellington and Ottawa) west of old montreal and the Darling Foundry. Follow the signs up the stairs to the third floor. 
There will be some beer, but also feel free to bring your own so we don't  lug 8 million beers up the fucking stairs :)  (There is a Dep on Peel and one on McGill)

 

We very much look forward to sharing our plans and this amazing space with you! 


CordiallyPeter Trosztmer, Thea Patterson, Jeremy Gordaneer, Sonya Stefan



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Alain and I got into Mutek 2014.

I still can't believe it.

 



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After-math of Agora Show.....

Daily starving.....

Verge of Bankruptcy....

Working 5 projects at the same time to stay afloat somewhat....

Coming up with methods of buying groceries for Charlotte and I.

Stealing Toilet Paper from Around

Telling Charlotte we can't buy a Christmas tree.

I never thought that I would feel actual starving

but then today

 

I got a CALQ grant.  

My first one.

I can pay all the dancers.

I can pay a little of my debt.

I can buy toilet paper.

 

Last night Charlotte and I bought our Christmas tree.





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Wow!

C and I made to the end.  

The piece is about to premiere at Agora de la Danse.

I never imagined that this would happen to me......



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Today....I entered the enormous space at FJPP..... felt many things.

Said hi to the ghosts who live there.

and then did some cartwheels.....

And then everyone came.

pulled out the cords/projectors/stuff....and started doing.

 


 

bg_19271377396994.jpgTheatre in Vienna


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Still from July video (Annuaire) created with the participants in Jennifer Lacey's Pro Series.

 

Home from a life changing experience in Vienna during the Impulstanz Festival.  The people, the performances and the new thought towards my teaching practice has changed me! I feel like my world was rocked and my love for dance has deepened....further than I thought possible. 



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Dancers Patricia Iraola/Peter Trosztmer/Alessandra Rigano

 

Finished a two week rehearsal period at the De Gaspe Loft for LivingRoomDances/Salon-double.

Alain made some sounds.

Kathy Casey came to see it.

Dean Makarenko and Sonya Mladenova came to see it.

Thea Patterson helped me with dramaturgy.

Vitalyi Bulychev took photos.

Nate Yaffe came to learn Gabriel's part so we have a back-up dancer.

 

Never thought I would be this happy but I was.

Funding support via my Credit Line.

I'm going to have to do a lot of shit jobs to support my debt.........  

 

I wonder how I'm going to come up with rent for July.