February 17 to May 14, 2017
MNBAQ – Manif d’art 8, La Biennale de Québec – NOTES premiere
NOTES, 52-channel audio visual installation – description link
La Biennale de Québec – main exhibition – description link
February 5, 2017
Paravent Mosaïque – John Wick: Chapter 2
Paravent Mosaïque is included (at 17 seconds) in the movie clip trailer release of John Wick: Chapter 2 ‘Shade’ produced for a TV spot at Super bowl LI, licensed and shot in October 2016 at Place des Arts, Montreal link
September 1, 2016
Paravent Mosaïque – premiere launch – Espace culturel Georges-Émile-Lapalme, Place des Arts, Montréal. Conseil des arts et des lettres du quebec and Place des Arts announcement link
Paravent Mosaïque – description link
Paravent Mosaïque – in situ video link
June 24, 2016
Installations Grand Scale Exhibition POD
Grand Opening – Pierre Lassonde pavilion, Musée national des beaux arts du Québec link
Below – Group photo of the honourable artists at MNBAQ for the Grand Opening of PLP
December 12, 2015 to January 16, 2016
Agence TOPO vitrine – Metafive premiere
Metafive photo and article by Paule Mackrous (French only) link
Agence TOPO link
Metafive on Soundcloud link
September 2 to 5, 2015
Sonic Jello: 64-channel immersion for the body, belly and brain
Concerts and Sound Installations, Agora Hydro-Québec, Hexagram-UQAM
Sonic Jello: 64-channel immersion for the body, belly and brain concert series, at Agora Hydro-Québec, Complexe des sciences Pierre-Dansereau, Coeur des sciences Pavilion (CO-1750), 175 President-Kennedy Avenue, Montreal.
Lorella Abenavoli, Robert Chrétien, Patrice Coulombe, Daniel Courville, Étienne Grenier, Steve Heimbecker and André Eric Létourneau.
Sonic Jello concert and event photos link
Steve Heimbecker’s compositions The Ascent Trilogy on Soundcloud
Through the year-long artist residency granted to Steve Heimbecker by the Canada Council New Media Residency program, the School of Media – Faculty of Communication, UQAM, and HEXAGRAM UQAM, seven artist-composers have been working to create a series of new 64-channel sound immersion / spatial music compositions. Sonic Jello: 64-channel immersion for the body, belly and brain is the public presentation of these new and exciting works.
«Hosting the TSM project at École des médias, in partnership with Hexagram-UQAM, represents a unique opportunity for our researchers to explore processes associated with sound spatialisation. Acoustic space forms a language. It allows the expression of poetry which is inherent to the space we share with the Other. Steve Heimbecker’s TSM offers the audience an immersive experience that takes place outside the customary framework established by prevalent sound spatialisation practices. In this regard, it fosters the invention of techniques and know-how specifically intended for sound design, hence the diversity of the projects presented by researchers and UQAM’s long-time collaborators that were invited by Steve in the context of this residency.»
André Éric Létourneau
Professor, Research fellow (École des médias and Hexagram)
*Steve Heimbecker would like to thank the Canada Council for the Arts, UQAM’s Faculty of Communication, École des médias, Hexagram-UQAM, Sporobole centre en art actuel, MOOG Audio and VR Sonic.
July 16, 2015
betaLAB – NOTES and Metafive, Sporobole, Sherbrooke, QC
Steve Heimbecker at betaLAB event link
NOTES and Metafive – betaLAB Artist video talk link
June 10, 2015
RIPALIPER quadraphonic concert performance at Eastern Bloc
On Wednesday June 10, 2015, at 8 PM, Agence TOPO presents another edition of its Sortir de l’écran / Spoken Screen series with RIPALIPER, a new performance from sound artist and composer Steve Heimbecker, at Eastern Bloc, 7240 Clark, in Montreal.
Since late 2008, Heimbecker has written nearly 2000 cards comprised of word plays, puns, neologisms and onomatopoeia pertaining to daily events and the changing paradigms of artistic life. RIPALIPER proposes to remix the most recent of these statements translated into soundtracks by software that transcribes letters into sounds.
RIPALIPER is a performance where the hand-written notes are projected on the 3 large-scale video screens asynchronously to allow free associations of words, images and sounds, while a multi-channel soundtrack is mixed live in a quadraphonic environment.
Agence TOPO has provided support to create this project by Steve Heimbecker with the collaboration of MaxMSP programmer Etienne Grenier.
Sortir de l’écran / Spoken Screen series with RIPALIPER
December 11, 2014
Launch of the Canada Council New Media Artist-Composer in Residence at the Université du Québec à Montréal (UQAM) 2014-2015: Steve Heimbecker
Diffusion of sound works composed by Steve Heimbecker, André Éric Létourneau, Jean Décarie/Neam Cathod, Simon-Pierre Gourd, Patrice Coulombe, Étienne Grenier et Robert Chrétien. UQAM – Pavillon Judith-Jasmin (J), Room J-1250
January 15, 2014
Impromptus 5.1 at Longueur d’Ondes festival, Brest, France
Heimbecker’s 5.1 piece La balade longue (2013) was selected for Impromptus 5.1 at Longueur d’Ondes festival which will be held in Brest, France.
La balade longue (2013) is composed entirely from stereo and quadraphonic field recordings gathered in and around Victoriaville, Québec in 2007.
For more information about the festival: http://www.longueur-ondes.fr/
The event will take place at Le Quartz, Brest – a national cultural arts centre
April – November 2014
Artist in Residence, Agence TOPO, Sortir de l’ecran / Spoken Screen, Montréal
Steve gave a presentation as part of atelier de scénographie interactive at Agence Topo, Saturday October 4th 2014 describing the the development and concepts of the WORD MUSIC II software: a MAX/MSP which transforms the written word into sound compositions from pre-determined sound libraries created by the composer.
Word Music II software is be a key component of Steve’s upcoming multi-channel audio and video concert production RIPALIPER for Sortir de l’ecran / Spoken Screen coming in 2015, Montréal http://www.agencetopo.qc.ca/wp/
January 06, 2014 – Spring 2015
Conseil des arts et des lettres Québec, Digital Arts / Arts Numeriques
– Grant Award – Individual Research and Creation, NOTES, a 52 channel LCD screen AV installation utilizing 1,800 randomly sequenced text based NOTE image words creating a perpetually unfolding audio visual thought poem.
December 5, 2013
40 000 ans, Avatar, Québec
Check out Avatar’s 20th anniversary project entitled 40 000 ans for which Steve has proposed a soundtrack, a text and an image called A Circle is a Sphere – click the eye in the lower right corner for the text. Download the entire Avatar project here or consult all 49 projects on the website version.
November 30, 2013
Purchase – Musée des beaux arts du Québec
We are pleased to announce that the installation POD has been purchased by the Musée des beaux-arts du Québec. It will be exhibited during the events surrounding the launch of the museum’s new pavilion in 2016.
November 20, 2013
Mixage fou – Auro 3D 9.1 Jury Prize
Mixage Fou, an international mixing contest held in Paris has awarded the “Prix Jury Auro 3D 9.1” to Steve Heimbecker for his piece “The Music Lesson” (number 81).
Complete list of Mixage Fou 2013 winners and jurors link
November 7, 2013
Électrochoc No 2 : Steve Heimbecker – 16 channel concert
AKOUSMA @_CMM – Conservatoire de musique de Montréal
In conversation with Steve Heimbecker – in English avec sous-titres en français
1 – video interview – Qu’est-ce-qui vous amène à la musique électroacoustique?
2 – video interview – Steve Heimbecker nous parle de Songs of Place: Vienna (part 1)
3 – video Interview – Steve Heimbecker nous parle de Songs of Place: Vienna (part 2)
4 – video interview – Steve Heimbecker nous parle de Circle Mobile
October 15, 2013
Launch of http://www.steveheimbecker.net (formerly Qube Assemblage)