Spring 2020...

LA LITANIE DES COUVRES-FEUX

B.L.U.S.H.

ACTION AND SOUND ART DEDICATED TO OCEAN POLLUTION

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Event : SPUNKT ART NOW

- Galerie de l’Université de Sherbrooke 14 janvier 2020

- Centre d’art Howl! New York 3 avril 2020 

- Maison de la culture Janine-Sutto, Montréal 30 avril 2020 (expo du 30 avril au 7 juin)

Photographer

Etienne Boucher

Autumn 2019...

LES MURS DU CIEL II

B.L.U.S.H.

RESIDENCE and Event : MIEUX VAUT TARD

Recto-Verso, Salle Multi, Méduse 

Québec, Québec

Octobre 2019

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Photographer

Etienne Boucher

Videographer

Marco Dubé

MARIE-HELENE BLAY . Sound art

ANNIE BAILLARGEON . Action and sound art 

ISABELLE LAPIERRE . Action art                        

GUEST STARS

CARL D.JARDINS . Action and sound performance

                                  Hybrid battery prepared, chains, barrel, sampling

ARIELLE WARNKE ST-PIERRE . Performance

NOÉMIE PERCY . Lighting

Suite of 6 sound boards

- Electroacoustic impressionist compositions with improvised development

- Sound, acoustic and Midi research

- Windwands, air, plastic, battery, udus, noise sampling ...

- Sequences

- Capture, programming, sampling, sound effects internal and external '' Live ''

- Keyboard, piano, Fender Rhodes worked

FREQUENCE  119

GILLES BERNARD QUARTET

ALBUM

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  Finalist : OPUS Price 2019-2020, Album of the year jazz  

GILLES BERNARD . Composer

MARIE-HELENE BLAY . Director 

- Production

- Assistance in mixing the jazz album

Frequency 119 "is a new sound that respects the rule while freeing itself from the shackles that it often imposes, merging with the personal style of jazz pianist GILLES BERNARD. A texture where the Afro origins, the tradition of the great classics and the bursting of the contemporary sounds mix.

LA GALERIE

MACHINE DE CIRQUE

CIRCUS SHOW

MARIE-HELENE BLAY . Music composition ,

                                          sampling, recording and editing the soundtrack

 LYNE GOULET . Multi-Instrumentalist, soloist, performer               

InfoCulture.Biz 6 juillet 2019

Par Sophie Iama

... an excellent jazz! ...

DfDanse 8 juillet 2019

... The action, the comment, the scenery are pretexts tempo, percussion and so are wrought real songs, sometimes haunting, sometimes delirious where once again everyone brings his note. At the circus where classical or popular tunes that are too much heard can be boring, these original and live music are a real plus. It's not to mention a very elaborate work of breaks of rhythms, research of angles, and perspectives of cascades which serve ingeniously the context of the art gallery at the same time as that of the performance. The crescendos often rely on distraction, a chain of actions that leads to a peak while another rise is set up discreetly. A final bouquet effect of fireworks all in all, at the top of which triumphed a music festival ...

The Skinny 14 Aout  2019

Par Alice Lennon

...The soundtrack is also just like the rest of the performance: classy, beautiful and with clean, modern lines...

Automn 2018...

LES MURS DU CIEL

B.L.U.S.H.

ACTION AND SOUND ART RESIDENCE, ENVIRONMENTAL STUDY

Recto-Verso, Studio d'Essai, Méduse 

Québec, Québec

Octobre 2018

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Photographers

Etienne Boucher, Robert Girard

MARIE-HELENE BLAY . Sound art

ANNIE BAILLARGEON . Action and sound art 

ISABELLE LAPIERRE . Action art                        

GUEST STARS

LYNE GOULET . Action and sound performance

                             prepared alto saxophone, sampling : chains, barrel, fan

MÉLISSA SIMARD . Performance

NOÉMIE PERCY .  Lighting 

LE SON DES CENDRES

B.L.U.S.H.

PERFORMANCE ART ACTION AND SOUND DEDICATED TO DEVASTATED FORESTS

Festival de Théâtre de rue de Lachine

Montréal, Québec

Aout 2018

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Photographer

Etienne Boucher

MARIE-HELENE BLAY . Sound conceptualization of the performance, Performance

ANNIE BAILLARGEON . Action art Conceptualization of the performance, Performance

ISABELLE LAPIERRE . Action art conceptualization of the performance, Performance

STUDIO SAMPLING COLLABORATORS

 

GILLES BERNARD . The wind

CARL D. JARDINS . The speech

DONALD J. TRUMP . Donald J. Trump

LYNE GOULET . The orchestra

AUDRAY BOIVIN LAFRAMBOISE . The Thunder

Overlay the sounds captured '' Live '' and studio, form an impressionist orchestra

- Classical compositions with improvised development

- Acoustic and Midi sound research

- Prepared piano (plastic), alto saxophone, keyboard, sounds ...

  for samples and sequences recording

- Capture, programming, sampling, sequences, sound effects

  and internal and external '' Live '' effects

- Keyboard, Fender Rhodes worked

    LES APOPHYSES                                                                                                                                                                                                                              

BUBBLELICIOUS TUBA

IIIrd and IVth movement

SOUND ART, ELECTROACOUSTIC

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Directed improvisation

- Water in the Tuba

- Hybrid battery

- Live internal sound effects

Photographer

Madeline Lévesque

Bubblelicious Tuba III -
00:00 / 00:00

MARIE-HELENE BLAY . Composer, musical direction, sound effects, keyboards

CARL D. JARDINS . Hybrid battery

AUDRAY BOIVIN LAFRAMBOISE . Prepared tuba, voice,
                                                              water manipulation

Recording . Studio de l'Ours

Editing, Mixing, Mastering . MARIE-HELENE BLAY

Directed improvisation

- Composition

- Acoustic sound search

- Live internal sound effects 

Bubblelicious Tuba IV -
00:00 / 00:00

EMULSION

Emulsion -
00:00 / 00:00
GISELE VOX

    UPCOMING   

MARTIN CLOUTIER .  BASSES, DJ, CONCEPTUALIZATION, PROGRAMMING, LIVE SOUND/VISUAL PERFORMANCE

MARIE-HELENE BLAY .  PIANO, KEYBOARD, FENDER RHODE, ARRANGEMENTS, SAMPLING, SEQUENCING

CARL DESJARDINS . HYBRID BATTERY, SEQUENCING, SOUND EFFECTS

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Chic interdisciplinary electro jazz,

sound grooves, acoustic instruments,

live simultaneous treatment of the vocal sampling video

©2016 par AOFT