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

Workshops and Presentations

Danny Perreault and Thomas Ouellet Fredericks (Tvestroy)

Saturday, November 15th
78 Hanson Street, Gatineau
2 PM
Admission is free!

For this presentation Danny and Thomas will explore the fundamental concepts at work in their collaborative project Tvestroy: cable bending and electrovideoacoustics. Cable bending is a non destructive process similar to circuit bending, where the creative and non conventional interconnection of various electronic and electrical devices (usually audiovisual equipment). Evolving from circuit and cable bending, electrovideoacoustics is the rigorous and formalistic art of creating images that make music, and sounds that make interesting images. In electrovideoacoustics, the audio and video are not simply synchronized to each other, but are two indistinguishable mediums emerging as one: the video is the sound.


Tuesday, November 18th
Club SAW
67 Nicholas Street
7:30 PM

Dorkbot is an informal gathering of artists and electronic enthusiasts interested in sharing ideas on works
in progress or experimental prototypes. Come join us for this special Electric Fields edition!

Featured presenters include: Andrew O’Malley; Alexandre Castonguay and Mathieu Bouchard.

Atelier Libre

Saturday, November 22nd
Carleton University Art Gallery (St. Patrick’s Building)
1125 Colonel By Drive
2 PM - 5 PM
Admission and parking are free!

Workshop with Alexandre Castonguay and Mathieu Bouchard in conjunction with CUAG’s exhibition Reverse Engineered

For information: 613.520.2120

Tell Me What You Hear – The vocabulary of sound
Chris Ikonomopoulos

Sunday, November 23rd
Club SAW
67 Nicholas Street
2 PM

Before you can hear it, you sometimes have to describe it. The concepts, terminology and language that describe audio has a vocabulary of its own. This workshop will introduce artists and non artists alike to the concepts, thoughts and vernacular that describe audio. Designed to help you communicate your ideas about sound as well as understanding when others are describing theirs, this workshop will help you identify what you are hearing, how you are hearing it and how to accurately put it into words.

For information: 613.238.7648


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