Listening Sessions – Iconic Montréal Albums
465 Saint-Jean Street
Series Launch Event:
Thursday, February 1, 2024
From 5 PM to 8 PM
Thursdays February 8, 15, 22, 29, and March 7, 2024
From 5 PM to 7 PM
Limited capacity: first come, first served.
Marilou Lyonnais Archambault
A selection of influential albums from Montréal will be curated by three special guests: Marilou Lyonnais Archambault, multidisciplinary artist and educator at the PHI Foundation, Patti Schmidt, broadcaster and creative producer, and Marie-Douce St-Jacques, multidisciplinary artist.
Launching on Thursday, February 1, 2024, the series will be hosted by all three curators. Every Thursday thereafter, for five weeks, the chosen records will be played in the installation untitled 2017 (skip the bruising...) (2017) by Rirkrit Tiravanija. The public will be invited to come and listen to the albums, have a drink, play board games and chat to the sounds of this Montréal musical history.
Marilou Lyonnais Archambault
Marilou Lyonnais Archambault is a multidisciplinary artist and educator with a bachelor's degree in visual and media arts education from UQAM, and is currently completing an MFA in Intermedia at Concordia University. Her artistic practice offers reflective work on subjects such as memory, the digital condition, the living, and liminal spaces. Her approach brings together sound, music, installation, still and moving images.
A musician with the duo Saudade, she has given several performances on boreal soil and, for over half a decade, has hosted a radio show (n10.as) based on a blend of abstract rhythms, nostalgic dance music and hazy atmospheres. She is a frequent DJ at various city events.
The artist has performed at festivals such as Suoni Per il Popolo, MUTEK, FIMAV, Piknic Electronik, Sight & Sound, and exhibited at Montréal cultural institutions; PHI Centre, Eastern Bloc, Never Apart. Her work has been supported by the Canada Council for the Arts.
Immersed in Canada’s independent, underground music and contemporary art communities for more than 30 years, Patti has been making radio, programming and producing events, running labels, creating music and performing—and collaborating and working with artists and creatives across many different disciplines.
During her 20 years at CBC Radio she is best known for her tenure as the host and executive producer of Brave New Waves (1991-2007), a national, nightly program specialized in music and culture from the fringes and the future. Until 2012 she also fronted several other arts, culture and music shows across the network. She programmed 10 editions of the MUTEK Montreal festival (2009-2019) as curator, producer and editor, while also spearheading its gender and diversity initiatives. In 2016, as Artistic Director and Lead Faculty she developed the first of its kind—the Convergence Electronic Music + Visual Arts Residency at the Banff Centre. Joining the British Council in 2019, she worked as an advisor, programmer and mentor for the AMPLIFY Digital Arts Initiative, connecting women artists across the Americas and UK. For the last 4 years she has been working with Envision Management & Production as a digital consultant, project developer, and creative producer across a multitude of artistic practices including music, multimedia, audiovisual, dome and installation works; while also co-designing and delivering the ongoing Pathwaves Digital Literacy Incubator for musicians. She has contributed narration to podcasts, multi-disciplinary art projects and several documentary films, including the modular synth, cult film, I Dream of Wires.
She holds a Bachelor of Arts in Film & Communications and a master’s degree in Art History & Communications, both from McGill University.
Marie-Douce St-Jacques got into music at a young age.
At 17, she co-founded aMAZEzine! (1995-2001), a fanzine dedicated to experimental music that was distributed worldwide. She went on to work as a record dealer (L’Oblique, Primitive), community radio host (CISM, CIBL, CKUT), and DJ for 10 years at Casa Del Popolo. Her mixtapes can be heard on the mixcloud platform, under the moniker “Xenakiss.”
Keyboardist and singer Marie-Douce has contributed to several albums. In 2004, she co-founded the group Pas chic chic, then in 2011 the duo Le fruit vert, with Andrea-Jane Cornell. She regularly collaborates with composers Will Eizlini, Radwan Ghazi Moumneh and Eric Gingras.
At the same time, she is developing a visual art practice inspired by avant-garde artistic and musical movements. She has hand-crafted numerous posters and record sleeves for local and international groups and, more recently, created a series of sound installations, a version of which was presented at the Festival International de Musique Actuelle de Victoriaville in 2022.
At the same time, she pursues her publishing activities through her small press Le Laps, dedicated to artists’ writings.
She occasionally co-writes feature-length fiction films, including Karl Lemieux’s Maudite poutine, selected in competition in the Orizzonti category at the Mostra internazionale d'arte cinematografica di Venezia.
She holds a bachelor’s degree in interdisciplinary art, and her master’s thesis (in Littératures francophones et résonances médiatiques) won the Prix Pierre-et-Yolande-Perrault.
May 3 → January 7
The immersive experience Space Explorers: THE INFINITE, presented in the Old Port, is back in Montreal featuring new captivating content captured in space
August 1 → January 7
An immersive exhibition that explores the connections between sexuality and technology
December 7, January 18, February 8 and March 7
The PHI Foundation invites you to participate in a guided tour led by our team of educators in order to discover the exhibition JOUEZ/PLAY by artist Rirkrit Tiravanija.