Qubit invites French ensemble soundinitiative to collaborate on a weekend-long festival of new site-specific performances and installations.
For Qubit’s most ambitious project of the 2019-20 season, we have chosen to collaborate with French ensemble soundinitiative because—like Qubit—they are an organization whose work questions the traditional divisions of composer/performer/audience, instrument/electronics/multimedia, and concert/installation/theater. This project places these elements in the foreground by asking the musicians of both groups to collectively produce a multi-day event that is a performance, installation, and an immersive experience.
Taking the form of a festival over two days (September 7-8, 2019), the project comprises three open-duration performative installations, and four concentrated concert events. Set throughout the expansive geographies of this converted bank, a core goal of the collaboration with soundinitiative is to produce the program in a non-traditional venue.