Electric Fields
Electronic music and media arts festival
November 13th to the 23rd, 2008

Opening Reception
Cheryl L'Hirondelle

Website Launch
Artists will be in attendance
Thursday, November 13th
7:30 PM
Club SAW
67 Nicholas Street

Only a few years ago, ultra-multitasking artist and musician Cheryl L'Hirondelle slipped by our airtight on-line security to make over Artengine in a new image and was born. With the launch of our new site we thought it only fair to leave the side door open for one of our favorite artists to update the face of For this edition of Electric Fields we bring you version 3.0 of this hybrid art/web portal project.

Also check out the kick off party for The Promoter Series at Babylon starting at 11 PM. Revolution Rock, Kapacity Entertainment and Disorganised bring you Thunderheist and DJ Drastick.

3 minutes 20 devant the nominal three (to William of Ockham)
de Dan Flavin
Sophie Bélair Clément (Montréal/Gatineau)
with the collaboration of Olivier Girouard (Orchestration)

Performed by Florence Blain (English Horn), Gabriel Dufour-Laperrière (Double Bass), Guillaume Garant-Rousseau (Tuba), Olivier Maranda (Percussion), Geneviève Poulin (Bassoon) et Hubert Tanguay-Labrosse (Bass Clarinet)

Thursday, November 13th to Sunday, November 23rd
Open Daily from 12 PM until 7 PM
Artengine M70 Lab
2 Daly Avenue

Six musicians attempt to reproduce the sound emanating from a recording of Dan Flavin's work comprised of six fluorescents tubes. The staging of a futile and excessive listening. We find here a process central to Sophie Bélair Clément's work: the remake, or rather, the obsessive imitation. Minimal and effective, this sound installation is an acoustic concert where human expression and performance translate and transpose an electric song.

This work marks the inaugural presentation of an artist in Artengine's new M70 Lab. Artengine would like to thank Canadian Heritage, the City of Ottawa, the Canada Council for the Arts and Carbon Computing for their contribution to the space.


Complete Festival Schedule >>

Festival Passes

Festival Passes are $15.

Electric Fields passes are valid for all events excluding Thunderheist.

Festival Highlights

Thursday, November 13th

Festival launch
Vernisage: Sophie Bélair Clément Web Launch: Cheryl L'Hirondelle

Friday, November 14th

Electronic Evangelicals
Big screens and big sound in a big church. Audio-visual fantastic!
Saint Brigid's Centre for the arts and humanities

Tickets are available online in advance for $7 or $10 at the door.
Tickets are available in person at Canteen, 238 Dalhousie,

Saturday, November 15th

Artist Talk: Danny Perreault and Thomas Ouellet Frederick (Tvestroy)
Join these artists for an in detailed demo of the complex experimental electronic work. DAÏMÕN

Sunday, November 16th

Technology vs Democracy Debate hosted by Steven Loft
Library and Archives of Canada

Tron Screening
Library and Archives of Canada

Monday, November 17th

Vernisage: Reverse Engineered
Alexandre Castonguay and Mathieu Bouchard
Carleton University Art Gallery

Wednesday, November 19th

Screening: Video Music
New works of visual music.
The Ottawa Art Gallery

Saturday, November 22nd

Closing Party
Acadian and Aboriginal Hip Hop Night
Club SAW