Jen Reimer + Max Stein
Jen Reimer (CAN) & Max Stein (USA) share a fascination with reverberant space, urban soundscape and site-specific performance and installation. Drawing inspiration from the hidden harmony and secret rhythms present in urban sound environments, they create immersive multichannel sound works for processed horn and field recordings: conceived, composed, performed and recorded in the spaces themselves.
Jen Reimer + Max Stein have created numerous performances in resonant urban locations within Montréal including the New City Gas Co. building, Square Victoria Metro, St-Urbain underpass, Bain St Michel and the Wellington Tunnel and at the Mãe D' Água (Lisboa, PT) and tunnel Bénedit-Jobin (Marseille, FR). They have presented sound installations at Métro de la Concorde (Laval, QC) the Goethe Institut and in an abandoned chimney in Skagaströnd, Iceland.
They have collaborated with various festivals and organizations including Suoni per Il Popolo, Montréal Highlights Festival/Nuit Blanche, HTMlles (Montréal, QC), Audioparc & Galerie Verticale (Laval, QC), Eastern Bloc (Montréal, QC), Nes Artist Residency (Skagaströnd, IS), Summer We Go Public (Skagaströnd, IS) and Sound Development City (Lisbon, PT & Marseille, FR).
In August 2014 they will present their sound work at the Videosoundart Festival (Milan, IT), Live Arts Cultures (Venice, IT), Les Digitales (Lausanne, CH) and Charm of Sound (Helsinki, FI).
Artist photo by Anna Mainenti: