Olivia Block

Olivia Block

Olivia Block website

SURROUND SOUND CONCERTS

In a darkened room or theater, Block works with a laptop and mixing desk, diffusing composed sounds live through multiple speakers surrounding the audience. Each concert is presented in the tradition of  Cinéma Pour Les Oreilles--an immersive, non narrative or abstract soundtrack with no cinematic images. 

Compositions can be presented and diffused in various configurations, customized to fit 4 to16 channels/speakers.

Block prepares for each concert for hours on site, changing each composition, sometimes drastically, to suit the room and occasion.  

Recent compositions presented in live multichannel/multispeaker format include 

Dissolution B (2016) and Aberration of Light (2013)

Akousma Festival, Usine C, Montreal, 2012.   Photo by Caroline Campeau.

Akousma Festival, Usine C, Montreal, 2012. 

 Photo by Caroline Campeau.