Wednesday, December 13, 2006

The Flying Baby :: Fine Art Museum of Sherbrooke

Tanya St-Pierre and Philippe-Aubert Gauthier will exhibit The Flying Baby installation in a collective art exhibition at the "Le musée des beaux-arts de Sherbrooke" in Sherbrooke, Québec, Canada in 2007.

Noïzefer at Spark Festival of Electronic Music and Art

An electronic piece by Philippe-Aubert (part of the next Noïzefer CD, the piece is "Free jazz") will be played at the Weisman Art Museum for the Spark Festival of Electronic Music and Art, Minneapolis, in February 2007.

More informations:

Monday, October 23, 2006

Noïzefer CWU and the DSM-V+ by Folie Culture

Between September 10th and 16th, Noïzefer was performing in the street of Québec City (Québec, Canada). This was for an international art and psychiatric event : DSM-V+. The real DSM stands for Diagnostical and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders. Noïzefer was diagnosticed of "affective bruyante" (noisy inflamation of the affect).

Here are some pictures of the "manoeuvres" in chronological order, as the days pass, the traces left on the street are bigger and bigger. As the days pass, Noïzefer was more noisy: disturbing the diffusely controlled public space.

The first day, the traces were relatively small and we walked few hours ...

On the second day, a rain storm forced the temporary construction of a protection where we realized our sound performance under the rain, under the plastic ...

Saturday, October 21, 2006

Noïzefer participation to the Harvest Moon Symposium

On September 21 (2006), Noïzefer (P.-A. Gauthier alone, this time only!) participated in an electroacoustic/acousmatic concert as a a part of the Harvest Moon Symposium 2006 edition (Concordia University, Montréal, Québec, Canada). The short proposed piece was composed for a eight-channel sound system.

More informations here:

The composition should be available on ...

Noïzefer CWU: performance for the "Rencontre internationale de performance de Québec" passage in Sherbrooke

On September 24th, T. St-Pierre and P.-A. Gauthier performed at the Horace Art Galery (Sherbrooke, Québec, Canada) as Noïzefer CWU. The performance was "Au sujet de la naissance des affects bruyants". Here are some pictures and description.

Here are some general views of the event ...

The two dark objects are loudspeakers which were projecting the sound track: a progressive accumulation of 25000 sine waves towards pure noise. I was trying to read a text while Tanya was playing a little black piano. Two subwoofers were also adding low frequency drones to the other noise sound tracks.

The visual display, including the costumes, was a creation of T. St-Pierre and the sound track was a composition of P.-A. Gauthier.

The third picture shows some members of the audience, where you can see some of our friends and other performers, you can see Daniel Acosta (Argentina) on the left and Sébastien Pesot (Québec) on the left but in the back.

As you can see on the last picture, one of the central visual element was a red mixture, under a red light, in a plastic bag over a metal pipe. The metal pipe was used as a wave guide connected to one of the subwoofers so that the bag was strongly vibrating: then making noise and giving the mixture a "boiling" look. Few drops of the mixture were constantly emerging from the mix.

Noïzefer CWU was performing live on thursday (October 19th)

Noïzefer was peforming live a new 40 minutes set at the "Home Music Festival" within the art galery "L'Oeil de Poisson" (Québec City, Québec, Canada). Several newspaper articles were published before the event "Home Music Festival", see these references: ("L'art du sous-sol") and Voir.

Saturday, October 14, 2006


Welcome to this blog :: P.-A. Gauthier, T. St-Pierre, Noïzefer and other things. We (DR TANR, T. St-Pierre and P.-A. Gauthier) hope to publish our more recent activities on this blog. Noïzefer is a peformance and music duo created from a real love story...

In the meantime, you can access our "official" art-related web pages:



Compositions by P.-A. Gauthier are also available on


Most of my research papers on sound reproduction are published by the Journal of the Acoustical Society of America, here are the most important:

Adaptive wave field synthesis with independent radiation mode control for active sound field reproduction: Theory

Sound-field reproduction in-room using optimal control techniques: Simulations in the frequency domain

Other popularizing papers on wave field synthesis or sound reproduction were published on:
(no 7.2 and 8.3) . It is also possible to access to the audio recording of my conferences (2005):


It is possible to purchase my master thesis (French!) here:


T. St-Pierre & P.-A. Gauthier