Eric Filion (NOKAMI)

Is an Canadian designer, technologist and artist in new media.

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Parkway’ is a virtual exploration of the infrastructural non-places that characterize North-American urban centres – urban highways, rail and hydro corridors as well as arterial zones of transition designed for the flow of goods, communications, energy and workforce. These areas are seldom contemplated directly; rather, they are observed in passing, way-posts on the daily commute. In many cases, such areas nonetheless bear names that are reminders of a bucolic past that has been largely eradicated by the logistics of urban living. ‘Parkway’ encourages a visual and sonic reappraisal of such spaces, an acknowledgement of the sensorial and historical complexities enclosed therein.

«Parkway» est une exploration virtuelle des non-lieux d'infrastructure qui caractérisent les centres urbains nord-américains - les autoroutes urbaines, ferroviaires et hydroélectriques ainsi que les zones artérielles de transition conçues pour le flux de biens, de communications, d'énergie et de main-d'œuvre. Ces régions sont rarement envisagées directement; Plutôt, ils sont observés en passant, des chemins sur le trajet quotidien. Dans de nombreux cas, de telles zones ont néanmoins des noms qui rappellent un passé bucolique qui a été largement éradiqué par la logistique de la vie urbaine. «Parkway» encourage une réévaluation visuelle et sonore de ces espaces, une reconnaissance des complexités sensorielles et historiques qui y sont associées.

Credit (music)

Michael Trommer is a Toronto based producer and sound artist; his experimental work has been focussed primarily on psychogeographical explorations via the use of field recordings.

He has released material on an unusually diverse roster of labels, both under his own name as well as ’sans soleil’. These include Transmat, Wave, Ultra-red, and/OAR, Audiobulb, Audio Gourmet, Gruenrekorder, Impulsive Habitat, Stasisfield, Serein, Flaming Pines, 3leaves and con-v.

Michael also creates gallery-based audio installation work; He has exhibited work at Australia’s ‘Liquid Architecture’, ‘from 0 to 1 and back again’ at Kunsthalle Schirn in Frankfurt, Cordoba, Spain’s art:tech and soundLAB in Köln. His music has also been included in Dodi Nash’s ‘Listening Shell’ installation, on permanent exhibit at London’s Victoria and Albert museum.

He has performed extensively in North America, Europe and Asia,, including events with members of Berlin’s raster-noton collective, as well as the 2008 and 2013 editions of Mutek’s acclaimed a/visions series. He also regularly improvises with Toronto-based AI collective ‘i/o media’.

In 2011, Michael’s ‘ghostwood’ project was awarded a major audio arts grant from the Canada Council for the Arts.