Gabrielle Harnois-Blouin [Gabrielle HB]

Residence: Montréal, Canada

Gabrielle HB is a sound artist working between the unceded territories of Nitaskinan and Tiohtià:ke, Qc. She uses voice, words, synthesisers and field recording to generate works, oscillating between free improvisation and slow composition. Through her projects and daily life — and the boundaries are vague — she searches for ways to access more subtlety, care and slowness. She studied Digital Music at the University of Montreal and holds a master degree in Sound Arts from the London College of Communications (2021). She is half of Le désert mauve (Charline Dally), an audiovisual duo playing soft synthesis, and half of Jardin (Florence Garneau), a new music ensemble playing ambient minimalist music guided by textscores. Her album Playing the Daily Scores, made of improvised songs, was presented during the festival Suoni per il Popolo (2020). She is currently conducting a research creation around the weight of silence and painful memories, while working in a participative approach.

Date: April 27, 2021

Source: JTTP 2017