Steve Bates and the Black Seas Ensemble will perform material from the soundtrack to Bates’ ongoing multimedia and performance project, Black Seas. This performance will feature members of godspeed you! black emperor, and other Montréal-based musicians with live visuals by renowned Austrian video artist, Michaela Grill.

Black Seas is inspired and influenced by both historical and contemporary experiences of auditory hallucination. Black Seas listens to, and through, sounds that aren’t there.


Steve Bates guitar, computer, synthesizer, field recordings, radio and transmitter

Michaela Grill live video

Timothy Herzog drums, percussion, bowed cymbals, effects

jake moore voice

Marc-Alexendre Reinhardt cassettes, electronics, effects, voice

Sophie Trudeau violin, effects, bass, voice

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