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Lames @ NAISA is an interactive installation by Sonia Paço-Rocchia for an ensemble of automated musical saws (FYI Lames means Blades in French). The piece is a sonic story about what it feels not to walk on the beaten track, the anxiety and the liberty it gives. The installation magically brings to life the inherent musicality of saw blades and is composed by the spatial positioning of visitors listening to the installation. Sonia Paço-Rocchia, based in Montréal, has appeared in past NAISA performances as a composer,…Find out more »
Join us on August 31st at 7pm for the concert Dual Abrasives, a performance by Toronto musician Alan Bloor that captures the very harsh and abrasive sounds of saws combined with a more suspenseful, “ambient" sound using the natural resonances of metal.Find out more »
Join Sonia Paço-Rocchia for her drop in performances called Double-Tranchant @ NAISA during the Culture Days weekend from September 27 to 29. This performance uses musical saws and other instruments inspired by objects that can cut. It is a commentary on the contrast between the brute, the sharp and the flexible, the fascinating.Find out more »