Les rituels sont vieux de plusieurs siècles et célèbrent le cycle saisonnier, la fertilité, la vie et la mort. Les gens se mettent littéralement dans la peau du «sauvage», dans des mascarades qui remontent à des siècles. En devenant un ours, une chèvre, un cerf, un sanglier, un homme de paille, un diable ou un monstre aux mâchoires d'acier, ces gens célèbrent le cycle de la vie et des saisons. Les costumes étonnent par leur extraordinaire diversité et leur prodigieuse beauté.
The rituals are centuries old and celebrate the seasonal cycle, fertility, life, and death. People literally put themselves into the skin of the "savage," in masquerades that stretch back centuries. By becoming a bear, a goat, a stag, a wild boar, a man of straw, a devil, or a monster with jaws of steel, these people celebrate the cycle of life and seasons. The costumes amaze with their extraordinary diversity and prodigious beauty.
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Michael Trommer is a Toronto-based producer, sound designer and sound artist; his experimental work has been focused primarily on psychogeographical and acoustemological explorations via the use of field recordings, infra- and ultrasound, as well as multi-channel installation and expanded video techniques.
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, Unfathomless and con-v. His audio-visual installation work has been exhibited at Australia’s ‘Liquid Architecture’ festival, Kunsthalle Schirn in Frankfurt, Cordoba’s art:tech and Köln’s soundLAB, among others.
Michael 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 audio-visual collective 'i/o media'.
His sound design work encompasses composition, audio branding, installation and VR audio for clients such as Moment Factory, Intel and Yahoo, as well as soundtrack and production development for a variety of international cinema, dance and installation artists.
In addition to teaching sound design and Think Tank at OCAD University, he is currently a PhD candidate in Cinema and Media Arts at York University.