Next ArtSci Salon “Icicle Music” Dec. 3, 6:00-8:00 pm @ Fields

“Ice” is a collaboration between composer Jimmie LeBlanc, media artist Fareena Chanda and physicist Stephen Morris exploring the formation of icicles. In this project, projections, live performance and music show the constantly changing state of ice, and turn its formation into an event that can be perceived multisensorially, rather than just visually. Beyond the poetry and the aesthetics evoked by this project, one is wondering whether similar practices hold the potential offer new ways to observe, perceive and understand natural phenomena. “Ice” was premiered by Continuum Ensemble at the Subtle Technologies Festival 2015.

Icicle Music
Jimmie LeBlanc – composer
Fareena Chanda – interdisciplinary artist
Stephen Morris – professor of physics (UofT) 

Thursday, December, 3, 2015 6:00-8:00 pm
Rm 230, The Fields Institute for Research in Mathematical Sciences,
222 College Street,Toronto
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this time around, we will be trying an experiment. for those who can’t make it to the event, our friends at Synaptop have set-up a site where you can watch the event and you can send questions to the speakers.
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Fareena Chanda ( is an interdisciplinary artist, designer and researcher who uses a process-based inquiry to explore themes of self-knowledge through time-based media and installation-art practices. Her work incorporates materiality, hapticity and spatiality to create immersive and embodied experiences. Fareena holds a BFA in photography from the University of Washington (Seattle, USA) and an interdisciplinary MFA from OCAD University (Toronto, Canada).

Jimmie LeBlanc ( is a composer and guitarist. He completed his doctorate at McGill University Schulich School of Music, honing his skills under the guidance of such composers as Brian Ferneyhough, Michaël Lévinas, and Philippe Leroux. His music has been played by Ensemble Contrechamps, Esprit Orchestra, Quatuor Bozzini, among others, and while his approach to composition develops along the lines of a capture of the fundamental forces that traverse our bodies and selves to become sound, his theoretical research is involved with Deleuzean philosophy and its implications for music.

Stephen Morris ( ) is J. Tuzo Wilson Professor of Geophysics at the University of Toronto. He specializes in doing experiments with emergent nonlinear patterns in fluids, granular materials and geomorphological systems

This event is presented by Artsci Salon and is supported by the Ontario Arts Council and the Fields Institute for Research in Mathematical Sciences



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