On today's show I talk with engineers/artists/musicians Philippe-Aubert Gauthier and Philippe Pasquier about the Pure Data Convention that will take place here in Montreal August 21-26 and how they merge their their love of science and engineering with making music/art. Gauthier and Pasquier's 16-loudspeaker interactive installation "Auditory Tactics" launches on the evening of August 22 on the main floor of Concordia's EV building (1515 St Catherine W) and will be in place until September 22.
The Pure Data Convention will include the work of more then seventy artists, musicians, developers and theoreticians from over 10 countries, much of which will be seen in Montreal for the first time. The exhibitions, performances, conferences and workshops will take place at the SAT, McGill University’s Tanna Schulich Concert Hall, Concordia University’s EV Building, Oboro and Studio XX.
The Convention "strives to reflect on the aesthetics and politics of free Open Source software culture by focusing on the development, artistic uses and critical writing about PureData. It provides a theoretical context for the understanding of media art practices that engage in the aesthetics and politics of Free Open Source Software Culture."
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