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C0 note (16,35 Hz) — vibrating on liquid surface

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Paço-Rocchia, Sonia - F - Canada 

 
 

 

Biography

Sonia Paço-Rocchia
Résumé
Training
2005
Bachelors of Music (Composition
instrumental and electroacoustic with a
speciality in live electronics with Michel
Smith, Michel Longtin, Jean Piché and
Josée Evangelista, Bassoon with Martin
Mangrum and Improvisation with Jean-
Marc Bouchard) at the Université de
Montréal
2002
Double-D.E.C, in Music (Composition
with Michel Thétraul and piano with
Louise Bélanger) & Pure and Applied
Sciences to Cégep de St-Laurent
2013
Arduino training at iMAL, Brussels
2009 - 2011
Improvisation sessions by Eddie Prévost,
London
2008
Guest artist for Sensor-Based Mini-
COMEDIA, NumediArt, Mons
2006 - 2007
Max/MSP workshops at IRCAM, Paris
2006
Stage setting course, Centre de création
scénique, Montréal
Various
Since 2013
Program and design of Arduino/Teensy
projects
2011 to 2013 and in 2015
On Codes D'Accès's board, an organism
for producing emerging canadian
composers.
2009-2010
Co-president of Post-Artist, an artist
collective based in London
Since 2008
Entrepreneur, associate and programmer
for TranquilleSoft, a Web and iDevices
programming SME
Since 2006
Max/MSP (and Max for Live since 2013)
programmer and teacher
Since 2004
Copyste
Since 2002
Teacher: piano, early music, composition
and improvisation
2003 and 2001
Coordinator for Festival de Musique
Classique des Basses-Laurentides
Since 1991
Maker: wood and metal work including
welding, basic electronics soldering and
sewing
Art
2016
Guest resident at LA CHAMBRE
BLANCHE, Québec city, work on Sentier
sonore, a series sound installations: non
linear compositions for invented
instrument automata and work on
Réflexion, an moving image installation
for motorised mirrors and projection.
2015
Performances as a bassoon improvisers
with a haddock trio and with the London
Improviser Orchestra, London
Residency for Play; commission for the
music for a piece with words and videos
by Sandrine Deumier. Invented
instruments et interface designed
specifically for this piece. Metal electric
harp, electric aulos, electric Long Tube,
electric Pandora box, interface Le Bras
(conductance, wireless MIDI), Agence
Topo, Montréal
Solo improviser bassoon and live
electronics and bicycle and live
electronics, at New Adventures in Sound
Art, first concert of that Festival at
Warbler’s Roost, South River, Ontario
Live electronics musician in the duet
VibraLib for multiple trumpets (Frédéric
Demers) and electroacoustic
Instruments design (ink trowing
saxophone, Mr Curly contrabass clarinet
for garden hose) for J'M'EN SAX! (twice
nominated for an Opus) by Michel Smith,
for Quasar, Gésù, Montréal
VibraLib at Montréal New Music
contemporary music festival, played Il
temps-te (see 2006), a Charles Quevillon
and premièred a Monique Jean and a
Mathieu Marcoux
2014
R é s e a u , d i g i t a l a r t , web a r t ,
cyberperformance, live coding web,
electroacoustical music, molecular
cuisine, projection. Collaborative work
with Véronique Binst. At HTMlles festival,
StudioXX.
Sphéro-automaton,
a molecular cuisine
automaton forming
sphere from fruit
s i r u p from l i v e
music.
R e s i d e n c y f o r
Réseau and the
Sphéro-automaton
at Oboro, Montréal
R é s e a u a t
L a d y B u g , f i r s t
European festival of
women in digital art,
Lyon
Hélix at Ouvrez
grands vos oreilles, Célébrons 20 ans de
créations musicales contemporaines,
Émile Legault concert hall, Cégep St-
Laurent, Montréal, Québec
Première of D'un autre côté, a piece for
guitar, harp, harpsichord, cymbalum,
double bass, five solids-sensors sound
activators and live electronics. A
commission by the Canadian Council for
the Arts, Code d'Accès for Punctum
assemble, Montréal
2013
Residency for Réseau: digital art, web
art, cyberperforance, live coding web,
electroacoustical music, molecular
cuisine, projection. Collaborative work
with Véronique Binst. Fabrique de
Théâtre, Framerie, Belgique
Participation as performer (voice and live
electronics - by video) at Hörlursfestival,
DOME Sollefteå, Sweden
Bassoonist of the London Improviser
Orchestra for the film The Moment of
Disappearance by Kate McMillan, music
by Cat Hope, London.
Private view - solo exhibit, Hélix, outdoor
interactive sound installation, 20
automatons of dancing slinky based
instruments, non-linear composition,
Mons, Belgique.
Hélix at City Sonic and Park in Progress,
international festival of sound art, Mons,
Belgique.
Residency Hélix, Fabrique de Théâtre,
Framerie, Belgique
Residency Hélix, Pépinière Européenne
p o u r J e u n e s a r t i s t e s , M o n s ,
Transcultures, Communauté française de
Belgique.
Première of two movements of
Hommage, a piece for 32 bassoons, at
Colloque de Bassons, Angoulême,
France
2012
Tour as a bassoon and live electronics
free improviser. Sheffield, Manchester,
London (4 solo performances, 2 solo
(music) with collaborations with other art
forms, 5 performances with ensembles, 2
performances with London Improviser
Orchestra)
Front cover photo of Les Dames de la
place Flagey by Jonathan Stone
En g é l i n u s , é d i t i o n s ma e l s t rÖm
reEvolution.
Cyberperformance/live coding web, In
Bed With Everybody, Lyon
Multiple collaborative work and a solo
installation for hacked antique telephone
and quadriphonic path. La Fabrique de
Théâtre, Mons.
Bassoon improviser on the disk Hutch
Demouilpied | Otherness, by Entropy
Records
2011
Commission (with Michel Smith) for the
music for the play Yvonne, Princesse de
Bourgogne (Gombrowicz), direction by
Louis-Karl Tremblay, produce by Théâtre
Point D'Orgue, at Prospero Theatre,
Montréal
Scores of Massing and Prélude de
bouilloires at Phono:Graphic, Galerie8 by
SoundFjord, London
Going Away (video), bicycle with live
electronics improvised solo, Bicycles and
the Arts, Chicago
Guest composer at Rendez-vous
création, CISM 89,3FM, Montréal
Guest improviser (bassoon) of the
Toronto Improvisors Orchestra, Toronto
Guest improviser (bassoon and live
electronics) of the Vultures Quartet,
London
First read through of 3 movements of
Hommage, a piece for 32 bassoons
around the public, London
Commision for music and performance
for the monologue I Became Luminous,
produce by The Olga & Clarence
Memorial Theatre Company, direction by
Ieva Strazdine and played by Jeffrey
Gordon Baker, London
Installation sur le Slinky version pour la
Croatie, Vrijeme nakon 2011, Gallery
Kortil, Rijeka
Regular member of the London
Improviser Orchestra since 2009, London
Bassoon improviser in LIO LEO LEON by
Emanem Disc. A disk recorded live by
the London Improvisers Orchestra during
Freedom of the City festival
Solo improviser (bassoon and live
electronics) at Noise Upstairs Scheffield
and Manchester
2010
Recording of improvised solos, for
bassoon and live electrics and bicycle
and live electronics, Audition Records
012, Audiotalaia Netlabel
Online Bicycle and live electronics
playing at Bicycles and the Arts, Chicago
Part Ark, Part of Leytonstone Arts Trail:
Installation sur le slinky (second version)
Player for The Great Learning by
Cornelius Cardew. A 4 disks compilation
by Bôłt, recorded in the Art Centre of
Wigry and Synagogue of Sejny, Poland
Performance with The Fantastique
Quintette: Dave Tucker (guitar), Dave
Solomon (drums), Ricardo Tejero (sax),
Pat Thomas (piano) and myself,
bassoon and live electronics, London
Première of Souvenirs, for bass flute
(Susan Geaney) and live electronics with
sensors, Scotland
Awarded for Composition Retreat by
Rarescale
Invisible Ink, interactive sound
installation, Domestic Disturbance,
London
Co-Curator (With Andy MacWilliams)
and performer in Domestic Disturbances:
Series of happening in flats and houses
around London.
Regular bassoon improviser of London
Improviser Orchestra, since 2009
Commissioned by Pascal Malaterre to
compose and perform a s t r e e t
performance in Paris, June 2010. Music
have been performed solo with 6 boxes
with accelerometer inside them, live
electronics, bassoon and voice.
Première of Massing, for viola (Christine
Caulfield) and live electronics first online
on Second Life followed by a première in
England.
2009
Regular performer with Sound Through:
Sound Through is a collective of
musicians and sonic artists committed to
exploring ideas surrounding aural
architecture, sound manipulation,
improvisation and performance.
We play in unusual venues, like shops,
barn, disaffected buildings alternative
venues including Shunt, in London.
Composer/improviser/performer for
dance in Imagine a Spectacle: A stage
for innovative thinking premièred in
Bloomsbury Theatre, London.
Presentation of Soupirs, a version for
solo clarinet (Markus Wenninger) with
dance, Berlin
Conference et video performance,
Theorizing the Space Between,
University of Alberta
Guest performer (bassoon and live
electronics) for WIP/WIT by Forum (Drill
Hall, London)
Musician/performer/composer (bassoon,
treble recorder and voice with live
electronics + controlling some live
electronics with some sensors on the
dancers for Lucy Ridley's choreography,
Sticky Pathways, a contemporary dance/
movement and music improvisation/live
art/sound a r t performance and
installation about dream and reality.
Performed in Shunt, London.
Created and performed Pedalling Under
London's Clouds, a piece for bicycle solo
and projection at EXPO LEEDS
Interactive Sound Installation on Living
Room Scale Installation by Takako Jin,
Leytonstone Art Trail, London
Co-Curating (with Frances Bowman)
Domestic Disturbance as part of the
Leytonstone Art Trail
Performer in Around This House -
Happening in a Library in London,
curated by Matthew Lee Knowles.
Performer for Tree Radical - 50 trees
take to the streets of London in a
performance that engaged and inspired.
Barbican Center
Exhibition of a score of Prelude de
bouilloires, a piece for whistling kettles :
A Cup of Tea Solves Everything, curated
by Hamja Ahsan and Steph Newell
Performance of Commentary, piece for
bassoon+live electronics+theatrical/live
art. In a special event for International
Women's Day, organised by Forum,
London.
Regular performer with CoMA, since
2006
2008
Pedalling Under London's Clouds at 1st
ANNUAL INTERNATIONAL FESTIVAL
OF ELECTROACOUSTIC AND
POLYMEDIA ART, Belgrade
NumédiArt Workshop, Sensor-Based
Mini-COMEDIA, Mons
Performing the première of Pedalling
Under London's Clouds, Luminaire, in a
Music Orbit and SPNM event, in London
2007
Leader of Jam & Tea, improvisations
workshops, London
2006
Première of Bal, commission for Cello
and Marimba, Montréal
Première of Il temps-te, commission for
solo brass player with live electronics in a
theatrical performance.
2005
Première of a Sound Installation on
S'Enfeuiller, Montréal.
Première of Water, for singer in a shower
and live electronics, Montréal
Première of Soupirs, for clarinet solo, live
electronics and humming voice, Montréal
Première of À chacun sa ballounne!,
piece for balloons played by members of
the audience.
2004
Première of Installation sonore sur le
slinky, a sound installation using more
than 20 instruments based on slinkies,
Montréal.
Première of Improvisations sur les cinq
sens, pièce for piano solo, soprano,
cello, percussions, tape, theatral
performance, live electronics, bag pipe
and wireless toy car, Montréal
Première of Sans Escalier, piece for
slinky solo and live electronics, Montréal
Commission and première of Prelude, a
piece for Les Symphonies Portuaires,
Montréal
2003
Première of Prelude de bouilloires, piece
for whistling kettles ensemble, Montréal
Recording of 4 of my pieces, including
Moments by musicians of the Nouvel
Ensemble Modern, in Montréal.
Première of Voix, electroacoustic piece,
Montréal
2002
Première of L'Espace d'un instant,
electroacoustic piece, Montréal
Special Mention for CAM, piece for 7 bus
card players, at Cégep en Spectacle,
Montréal
2001
Première of CAM, piece for 7 bus card
players with quadriphonic amplification,
Montréal
Première of Chants du désert,
electroacoustic piece, Montréal

 

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