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October 14, 2020: send + receive v22 - Tortues vapeur
Susanna Hood is a compelling performer, maker and teacher in dance and music and was the artistic director of hum dansoundart from 2000 – 2013. Beginning her career in 1991 with the Toronto Dance Theatre, independently has performed the works of many Canadian choreographers, composers, and filmmakers. She performs widely as an improviser in dance and music, and has collaborated extensively in theatre as a movement director. Her choreography, compositions, and interdisciplinary collaborations have been presented locally, nationally, and internationally on stage and film since 1991. Her work is marked by a dynamic synthesis of voice and movement, creating intimate, raw and sensual performance work. Awards include the 1998 K.M. Hunter Emerging Artists Award in Dance, 2006 Dora Mavor Moore Award for Outstanding Performance in Dance, and the 2008 Canada Council Victor Martin Lynch-Staunton Award for Outstanding Achievement in the field of Dance. Susanna recently participated in Pilot #2 of the Research Studios at P.A.R.T.S. in Brussels, Belgium, with emphasis on the synergistic relations between dance and music. http://susannahood.ca
Martin Tétreault made his debut as a professional artist in 1985, creating the score for the Opéra-Fête theatre company’s production La tentation de Saint-Antoine. This sound collage was well received, and he continued his experimentation with and on vinyl discs and magnetic tape. In 1988, he emerged from his studio to give his first solo performance, Des disques et un couteau. On the advice of composer André Duchesne, he was soon drafted into the collective Ambiances Magnétiques, where he contaminated — and was contaminated by — the likes of Michel F. Côté, René Lussier, Jean Derome, Diane Labrosse and other brilliant Montréal- based improvisers. During the 1990s, his concert and studio performances were recorded by Hélène Prévost and Mario Gauthier, producers with Radio-Canada’s late, lamented Chaîne culturelle network. During the same period, Tétreault encountered distributors and musicians both at home and on his travels, developing fruitful collaborations with the Festival international de musique actuelle de Victoriaville (FIMAV), the London Musical Collective (LMC) (England), the Densités festival (France), Angelica (Italy), Club Transmediale (Germany), Otomo Yoshihide, Xavier Charles, Haco, Kevin Drumm, Ignaz Schick, Michel “Away” Langevin and numerous other stimulating producers and musical bricoleurs.
In the first decade of the 21st century, alongside his frequent travels, he discreetly pursued projects as a visual artist, sanding, scraping, cutting out and erasing printed material. Tétreault refuses to believe in a hierarchy of objects, taking the same pleasure and employing the same rigorous methods whether altering an advertisement for bath towels or a treatise on the history of the visual arts. Between 1998 and 2012, he created the exhibitions 1998, R _ _ G O, Prises de son : couleurs et animées, and Phonographes vinylisés. In 2004, at the request of choreographer Lynda Gaudreau, he developed a system of musical notation and playable surfaces; this then led him to form the Quatuor de tourne-disques (turntable quartet), which has performed concerts and recorded Points, lignes avec haut-parleurs on the ORAL label. His affinities for dance have continued of late, with works created for Ce n’est pas la fin du monde (Sylvain Émard Danse) and Symphonie dramatique (Hélène Blackburn for Cas public).
Slow Stone Motion
Live studio recording, mixing by Susanna Hood & Martin Tétreault, September 2020
Mastering by Maxime Corbeil-Perron
Solo trumpet on vinyl by Craig Pedersen, Mystery & Wonder (2017) catalog # .MW002
“Do not judge me lightly” song by Judith Malina, music by Steve Lacy
“The Art of Fugue, I” poem by Jan Zwicky
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