Events  
Mains d'Oeuvres, Saint-Ouen - June 2009
38ème Rugissant, Grenoble - November 2008
Mains d'Oeuvres, Saint-Ouen - May 2008
Theatre 13 , Paris - February 2008
Mains d'Oeuvres, Saint-Ouen - April 2007
Magasin, Grenoble - March 2007
Nuits blanches, Amiens - October 2006
Ososphere, Strasbourg - September 2006
Mains d'Oeuvres, Saint-Ouen - Spring & Summer 2006
Fondation Cartier, Paris - June 2005
Consortium, Amsterdam - April 2005
Les Halles de Schaerbeek, Bruxelles - November 2004
Shoboshobo at Studio Paradis, Paris - November 2004
Vooruit Art Center, Gent - January 2004
Mains d'Oeuvres, Saint-Ouen - June 2009  
http://www.mainsdoeuvres.org
http://www.craslab.org/malaupixel/2009/

Section Amour played for the "Mal Au Pixel" Festival at Mains d'Oeuvres (Saint-Ouen) the 6 june 2009.


People :
Domotic
Erich Zahn
François Pier
King Q4
My Jazzy Child
O.Lamm
Relpot
We are currently working on a report album of this live event...
soon coming...

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38ème Rugissant, Grenoble - November 2008  
http://www.38rugissants.com


This second residency was a very special and important one for Section Amour. Indeed: it was the introductory event of our new project, "Ballons d'amour" (Love Balloons), and the first time we were invited to perform at the 38ème Rugissants Festival.

The members of the Section were always interested in having the audience involved in the sequence of events of a Section Amour session, and with the technical and designing assistance of Pauline Boyer and of the Soixante Circuits Atelier, we developped a unique scenographic and technical voting system. Consisting in suspended luminous ballons which react through simple touching and of a totally redesigned Event.live software, it enables the audience to directly affect the improvisations in a very simple manner.

We spent three days on the premises with Soixante Circuits, roaming in the snowy streets of Grenoble to gather "couleurs", and calibrating technical details for this BETA version of the installation. The performance itself took place in the evening of November, 28 at EVE Campus universitaire St Martin d'Hères, and we were delighted to improvise with special guests Franky Serpinet and Didier Morel de Bela.

"Ballons d'Amour" project is supported by DICREAM.



People :
Domotic
Erich Zahn
François Pier
King Q4
My Jazzy Child
O.Lamm
Relpot
Guests :
Franky Serpinet
Didier Morel de Bela

A mp3 album is also available on the mp3 pages, click here to get more.














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Mains d'Oeuvres, Saint-Ouen - May 2008  
http://www.mainsdoeuvres.org
http://www.malaupixel.org

Section Amour played for the "Mal Au Pixel" Festival at Mains d'Oeuvres (Paris) the 24 may 2008.


People :
Davide Balula
Domotic
Erich Zahn
François Pier
King Q4
My Jazzy Child
O.Lamm
Relpot
We are currently working on a report album of this live event...
soon coming...

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Theatre 13 , Paris - February 2008  
http://www.theatre13.com

Section Amour played at Theatre 13 (Paris) the 24 february 2008 from 4pm to 7pm.


People :
Davide Balula
Domotic
Erich Zahn
François Pier
King Q4
My Jazzy Child
O.Lamm
Relpot

A short video report :
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Mains d'Oeuvres, Saint-Ouen - April 2007  
http://www.mainsdoeuvres.org
http://www.malaupixel.org

Section Amour played for the "Mal Au Pixel" Festival at Mains d'Oeuvres (Paris) the 20 april 2007.
For this show, 12 people of the audience have been able to interact with the application EventLive and influenced the show. This audience vote system has been developped by "Dans ses cheveux soixante circuits" peoples.

People :
Davide Balula
Domotic
Erich Zahn
François Pier
King Q4
My Jazzy Child
O.Lamm
Relpot






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Magasin, Grenoble - March 2007  
Le Magasin - Centre National d'Art Contemporain

Section Amour play for a live session the 1st march, from 9am to 1pm.

People :
Davide Balula
Domotic
Erich Zahn
Minifer
King Q4
My Jazzy Child
O.Lamm
Relpot

Guests :
Samuel Ripault
Elizabeth Renau
Jean-Marcel Busson
Antez
Corinne pontier
Anne-Laure
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Nuits blanches, Amiens - October 2006  
http://www.nuitblancheamiens.com

October 5 and 6 : Data Fishing. The members of the collective immersed themselves into the details of the city, to plunder here and about data, texts, videos, souns, to feed the software.

October 7 : All night live music session from 22h PM to 6h AM. This session was open to audience. The place was cool.

People :
Davide Balula
Domotic
Erich Zahn
François Pier
Minifer
King Q4
My Jazzy Child
O.Lamm
Relpot
Antonio Contador


CD artefact :
Listen to the audio tracks on the mp3 pages.
Live Video clip :
These videoclip were shot during the live session.
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Ososphere, Strasbourg - September 2006  
http://www.ososphere.org

September, 25 to 28 : Data Fishing. The members of the collective immersed themselves into the details of the city, to plunder here and about data, texts, videos, souns, to feed the software.

September, 29 and 30 : 2 X 6 hour improvised marathon. First evening with all the Section Amour people, and second evening with guests from Strasbourg : Texas and Hertzfeld. The two evening went very well, good music, nice guests, good audience... we had good times there!!!

Antonio Contador was special guests during all the week with Section Amour peoples, special thanks to him. Came back whenever you want Antonio!!!!

People :
Davide Balula
Domotic
Erich Zahn
François Pier
King Q4
My Jazzy Child
O.Lamm
Relpot


CD artefact :
Listen to the audio tracks on the mp3 pages.






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Mains d'Oeuvres, Saint-Ouen - Spring & Summer 2006  
http://www.mainsdoeuvres.org

Section Amour has been working at Mains d'oeuvres during spring and summer 2006.

The purposes of this workshop were :
 - Meet, collaborate and work with Mains d'Oeuvres residents artists
 - Work on a new graphic version of the EventLive application (the computer program used by Section Amour during musical improvisations)
 - Work on the visual aspect of the Section Amour installation with a new system of relationship between light, musicians and votes  - Improve collective musical understanding during improvisations
 - Invite musician guest fot the musical improvisations
 - Produce "colors" (video, photographies, picture, text, ...) in the place Of Mains d'Oeuvres

People :
Davide Balula
Domotic
Erich Zahn
François Pier
King Q4
Minifer
My Jazzy Child
O.Lamm
Relpot
Workshop date and guests :
MO1 - 23/04/2006 - Vicnet
MO2 - 21/05/2006 - Eric Minkinnen
MO3 - 18/06/2006
MO4 - 13/07/2006 - Orval Carlos Sibelius
CD artefact :
This CD contains audio tracks and a multimedia video part.

Listen to the audio tracks on the mp3 pages.



Fondation Cartier, Paris - June 2005  
http://www.fondation.cartier.fr

People :
Davide Balula
Domotic
Erich Zahn
François Pier
King Q4
Minifer
My Jazzy Child
Noak Katoi
O.Lamm
Relpot
CD artefact :
This CD contains audio tracks and a multimedia video part.

Listen to the audio tracks on the mp3 pages.
Colors videoclips :
These videoclips are edits of the video colors used during the improvisations and the music improvised on it.
Thanks again to the artists for let us use their videos artworks.
Le mutante
Video : "MetaWolf"
by Camille Henrot
Les matins
Video : Camille
Henrot
Section sunshine
Video : "Heart
center" by
Natalia
Benedetti
Les alpingos Li-Li falling
Video : "Girl" by
Tabata Kôichi
The De-Hairing
Video : "The
De-hairing" by
Andrew Jeffrey
Wright
Joli mois de loin
Video : Natalia
Benedetti
Calbulette
Video : "Withney"
by Anastasia Hill
Surplace  
Video documentary :
This documentary was filmed by Antoine Lepoutre during the Section Amour trip at the Fondation Cartier. It shows all the Section Amour works process.

Click here to download the documentary (200Mo).

The format of the movie is DivX. You must have DivX video codec on your computer to watch it.
The DivX code is free and available for download at www.divx.com.


















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Consortium, Amsterdam - April 2005  
What happened:

.April 09 to 17, 2005 :
WORKSHOP AT CONSORTIUM & PRIVATE LIVE SESSIONS CAFE PAKHUIS WILHELMINA (no audience)

.April 15 from 20 :00 :
SECTION AMOUR LIVE + SERIES OF MINI LIVES by THE SECTION AMOUR TEAM + DJ's - CAFE PAKHUIS WILHELMINA / ADMISSION: 5 EUROS.

.April 17 to May 08 2005 :
"AMOUR NOTICES" - SECTION AMOUR EXHIBITION
Opening Sunday 17 th. April at 16.00. Free entry.

April 09 and 10, the members of the Section Amour immersed in Amsterdam in order to collect, gather and elaborate in situ "colors" and indications of improvisation to feed the buffer memory of the software, i.e., texts, pictures, visuals, videos, sound samples, colors, forms...

We wandered in the streets of Amsterdam, all aware, eyes and ears, in small groups of three, and met at night at Lloyd Hotel in order to build the pics, sounds, videos and video loops.

April 11 and 12, Section Amour used the data bank of "colors" gathered and edited, together with the colors submitted by the public on the website "upload" section (see upload pages) to improvise 15 hours of music. Everything was recorded.

April 13 and 14, Section Amour got into the edit part, selecting and editing chosen extracts from the real-time recorded sessions, to elaborate the album and its multimedia part. You can download it for free on the mp3 pages. We also played an unplugged live showcase at Lloyd Hotel, and started working on the videos for the exhibition.

April 15:
We played at Café Pakhuis Wilhelmina, a shorter session, trying to improvise music in the spirit of the 2 previous days of sonic explorations. We also played a bunch of solo or collective mini live acts. This evening didn't really go as we expected, but we partied hard. The album was also made available for the first time.

April 16 and 17:
We worked hard, really hard, to achieve the exhibition itself. We edited and cut the two documentary movies. We put the selected music and colors together for the interactive device. We painted on a wall. We tried to remember all the places where we went and found interesting features for the colors. We didn't sleep much. You can see below the exhibition pictures and the music and colors together videoclips.


http://www.consortium-amsterdam.nl

Press review (in dutch)
People :
Davide Balula
Domotic
Erich Zahn
François Pier
King Q4
Minifer
My Jazzy Child
O.Lamm
Relpot
CD artefact :
This CD contains audio tracks and a multimedia video part.

Listen to the audio tracks on the mp3 pages.
Consortium exhibitions :
Meant as a deceiving footprint of what happened during the one week residency, "Amour Notices" plays with the blur line between artistic content and the bumpy road that leads to its achievement. When deploying for a residency, Section Amour is as much interested in the process, the long hours of music playing and data fishing and editing, than in the final proposition. "Amour Notices" is thus an account of our passing in Consortium and Amsterdam. You can find two random tinted, abounding films, an interactive device using the same voting system we use when improvising with the machine (see project pages) and displaying a selection of music and the colors that inspired them, as well as an impressionistic account of our color-fishing in the form of a map.
Colors videoclips :
These videoclips are edits of the video colors used during the improvisations and the music improvised on it.
Rafayac atac Febo la vie HPM Loveless Masques
Fafare Brosse à frite Gant magique Mario is the king Love Section
Elef Spidermalula Yuki le chien Rameurs Kadei


More pic of this events can be found here.


















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Les Halles de Schaerbeek, Bruxelles - November 2004  
November, 14 and 15 : Data Fishing. The members of the collective immersed themselves into the details of the city, to plunder here and about data, texts, videos, souns, to feed the software.

November, 16 and 17: 2 X 8 hour improvised marathon, against the software and with the data plundered. Collaborative battle with the musical collectives Buffle, Plochinen, and members of the Ensemble Q02.

November, 18: Conclusive 3 hour concert.

November, 19 and 20: The Section divided itself in two, in order to achieve the final editing and realisation of a hybrid artefact, a cd with a multimedia section, exclusive artwork limited to 99 copies.

http://www.halles.be

People :
Davide Balula
Domotic
Erich Zahn
François Pier
King Q4
Minifer
My Jazzy Child
Noak Katoï
O.Lamm
Relpot
Guests :
Ensemble Q02
Buffle + Plochingen
CD artefact :
This CD contains audio tracks and a multimedia part.

Listen to the audio tracks on the mp3 pages.
Live video :
Watch the last hours of the 18 november conclusive concert.
This video is a compression video and sound made by Erich Zahn.
Length : 3 min. 06 sec.


















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Shoboshobo at Studio Paradis, Paris November 2004  
First public display of the SA apparatus. One hour beta demonstration. It all went very well.

http://www.shoboshobo.com

People :
Davide Balula
Domotic
Erich Zahn
François Pier
King Q4
Minifer
My Jazzy Child
O.Lamm
Relpot


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Vooruit Art Center, Gent January 2004  
The event that started it all. A three day, 3 X 8 hours, improvisation, with no limit or complex apparatus, just for the sake of playing. It literally provoked the urge to create a constraining system for long time improvisation.

http://www.vooruit.be/

People :
Davide Balula
Domotic
Erich Zahn
François Pier
King Q4
Minifer
My Jazzy Child
Noak Katoï
O.Lamm
CD artefact :
Listen to the audio tracks on the mp3 pages.










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