Vancouver's Viviane Houle and Stefan Smulovitz continue their ground-breaking collaboration by combining free improvisation, improvised song and unearthly electro-acoustic soundscapes to explore the boundaries of beauty and chaos.
In performance, Smulovitz unleashes the full potential of the laptop as a musical instrument, exposing unimagined terrains of sonic expression. Houle's extreme vocals and unforgettable versatility defy categorization; the intelligence of her singing blends with deep emotion to make music that is at once sweet and fierce.
"Smulovitz constructs brilliant sonic environments out of spontaneously layered electronics and rich-toned viola figures, while Houle can be a powerful presence." - Stuart Broomer (Point of Departure)