Kathy Hinde & Myriam BoucherUK+CA/QC
Hinde's work represents a cross between kinetic sound sculptures and newly invented musical instruments. She draws systems, models, and data from animal behaviours, biodiversity and dynamic ecosystems. Birds, water, bogs and ecosystems come alive through bespokesoftware, objects and inquisitive forms of media. Hinde has played in electronic music trio Powerplant and worked with composer Maja S.K. Ratkje and musician Andreas Borregaard.
Myriam Boucher is keyboardist turned visual artist working on the real-time dialogue between music and images. She initially gravitated towards classical piano, jazz and then post-rock, before turning to electroacoustics. Her current Ph.D. research in videomusic composition proposes a classification of image/sound relationships. Boucher approaches video much in the same way as she did music composition, through a visual interface that sees her fleshing out digital timelines.Littoralis a performance combining sculptural objects, sound and light. This audiovisual piece explores concepts concerned with rising sea levels by incorporating scientific data around coastal erosion, thermal expansion, sediment compaction and climate change. The result of residencies in Montréal (at MUTEK 2018) and in the UK (at the Cryptic Cove Park residency), Littoral seeks to explore boundaries and edges by inhabiting the spaces in between.
Littoral (definition): The shore zone between high tide and low tide points.