x41 proposal and bio
MUTEK 2013 Submissions
Please accept this website as our submission to request to perform at
X41 is a Vancouver-based performing electronic ambient/drone/noise duo
with a substantial visual component . We will be releasing our next album
on basic_sounds netlabel (Toronto) in May 2013, and we would love to have
the opportunity to perform our new tracks live, for the first time, exclusively
at the upcoming MUTEK festival.
X41 is the ambient alias of Vancouver based producer Jennifer Pearson,
(The Square Root of Evil,) and collaborator Jon Anastasiades,aka PixelWrangler,
resident VJ at Vancouver’s Bonz.ai, a bi-monthly electronic music night. Using
a collection of software, hardware synths, apps, gadgets and guitar,
they draw their influences from a wide variety of sources; organic and
human-made ambiance, distant discoveries of deep field astronomy,
the middle of the ocean at midnight, the rare near-silence of a forest,
and the soundscapes found in massive living cities. Together they’ve
performed numerous times, including the 2009 Decibel festival, Pan
Ambient showcases and underground Ciliate art events. The duo has
evolved to incorporate a visual component using custom projections,
lasers and hand made electronics-infused costumes that become part of
the wall of sight and sound.
Performing live, x41 subscribes to the Futurist ideology of early ambient
music, where the sounds are not complete without the involvement of
the surrounding environment.
Whether in a crowded art opening, an auditorium or park, we enjoy our
audience interacting with and within the zone of lights and sounds.