Jan 23 — 24, 2004

Concert, Installation, Performance


Grand Luxe Hall, Western Front


8:00 p.m.


Khôra was a concert and installation of twenty invented instruments by Jean-François Laporte and Martin Ouellet that took place in a darkened Grand Luxe Hall. This sound installation was a tribute to the space-time dimension in all its fluidity with instruments producing unaltered sounds without amplification or processing, to possess a “hyper-real" character that bordered on the unreal. The unique instruments—Tu-Yo, Bol, and Pavillion Frottant to name a few—were a simple assemblage of basic materials.

The listener was free to move among the multitude of dimly illuminated sound generators, to linger at chosen places, and create their own perceptual universe.

Video documentation is available upon request.

Western Front is a non-profit
artist-run centre in Vancouver.

We acknowledge the xʷməθkʷəy̓əm (Musqueam), Skwxwú7mesh (Squamish), and səl̓ílwətaʔɬ (Tsleil-Waututh) Nations as traditional owners of the land upon which Western Front stands.