An outlier always finds its place out of place
Nous consacrons notre quatrième article de notre carnet de création Constellations à An outlier always finds its place out of place d’Adam Basanta. Cette oeuvre a été commandé par Magnitude6 avec le soutien du Conseil des arts du Canada.
An outlier is a person or thing situated away or detached from the main body or group that it is a part of. The outlier distinguishes itself by exhibiting behaviours or tendencies which go against the dominant trend. In a musical context, an outlier instrumentalist can contrast the dominant material of the remaining ensemble.
But can a musical outlier be so out of place, that it perceptually « fits », becoming an integral part of a singular musical texture? Can an outlier find its place out of place?
– A.B. 2015
Entrevue avec Adam Basanta
Adam Basanta, compositeur
Adam Basanta (b. 1985) is an award-winning composer and sound artist whose work traverses electroacoustic and instrumental composition, audiovisual installations, sitespecific interventions, laptop performance, and dynamic light design. Across disciplines and media, his artistic output interrogates intersections between conceptual and sensorial dimensions of listening, instabilities surrounding notions of instrumentality, and means with which site and space can be articulated. His concert works and sound installations have been presented worldwide, and have
been awarded multiple national and international prizes. Adam holds a BFA in composition from Simon Fraser University (Vancouver, BC) and an interdisciplinary MA in composition and sound art installation at Concordia University (Montreal, QC). He lives and works in Montreal, QC.
Crédit photo: Charles-Philippe Tremblay-Bégin