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Circuit des Yeux

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PHI Centre Space A
315 Saint-Paul St West
Montreal, Quebec, H2Y 2M3

Doors: 7 pm
Show: 8 pm

General admission: $20.44

Taxes and fees not included

Jardins Dispersés music series: Circuit des Yeux debuts new songs from her latest album -io.

Opening acts: Laura Ortman and Katherine Liberovskaya (featuring 16mm film projections)

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The sky over -io is Florida’s strange, radiant orange. It’s a built environment, unnatural, made from concrete and glass, with skyscrapers that stretch to the vanishing point as you gaze up at them.

It’s crumbling and suffocating, a city perpetually on the brink of collapse, where tension never topples over into catharsis, where the heat never breaks.

Inside this world and its closed loop of time, Haley Fohr found herself able to begin moving again. “I was haunted by memories in the pandemic,” she says. “As someone with PTSD, memories are all twisted up inside of me in a way that doesn’t help my higher self. Making this album was once again an exercise of trying to relieve myself of some of that darkness in a way that music has always done for me.”

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Biography

Haley Fohr (b. Dec 16 1988) is a vocalist, composer and singer-songwriter based in Chicago, Illinois. Her musical endeavours focus around our human condition, and her 10-year career as Circuit des Yeux has grown into one of America’s most successful efforts to connect the personal to the universal.

She is most distinctly identified by her 4-octave voice and unique style of 12-string guitar. Her mysterious Jackie Lynn project landed her on the cover of The Wire in August of 2016. Her recent works include an original soundtrack for Charles Bryant’s silent film Salomé (1923), commissioned by Opera North, and a critically acclaimed 2017 album Reaching For Indigo, released on Drag City Records. Circuit des Yeux’s first studio album since 2017, -io, is her first for Matador Records.

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Opening Acts

Laura Ortman & Katherine Liberovskaya
Featuring 16mm film projections

Katherine Liberovskaya is a Canadian intermedia artist based in New York City. Involved in experimental video since the 80's, she has produced numerous single-channel video art pieces, video installations and video performances, as well as works in other media, that have been shown around the world. In live concert collaborations with music/sound artists her live visuals seek to create improvisatory "music" for the eyes. As a soloist, musician, composer and vibrant collaborator, Laura Ortman (White Mountain Apache) creates across multiple platforms, including recorded albums, live performances, and filmic and artistic soundtracks. An inquisitive and exquisite violinist, Ortman is versed in Apache violin, piano, electric guitar, keyboards, and amplified violin, often sings through a megaphone, and is a producer of capacious field recordings. Together, they'll be presenting a unique, collaborative performance featuring stirring visuals and shredding violin.

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