Back in October, Montreal-based sound artists Joni Void (moniker of Jean Cousin, and also known as Johnny Ripper.) and Naomie de Lorimier aka N NAO have released their collaborative album Nature Morte, out via Laaps. Now they are back with a new track called “Je Vois / Non-Dit” which is part of Constellation Records Corona Borealis Longplay Singles Series. The film is created by Sonya Stefan.
Joni Void explains: “My first proper collaboration with N NAO (Naomie de Lorimier) was at the end of 2017, when an extensive voice recording session in my apartment led to the song “Non-Dit” which appears on Mise En Abyme. In September 2018, I ended up with an a cappella soundboard recording of Naomie’s set from one of my Everyday Ago events – which I used as a starting point, cutting four distinct loops of her “Je Vois” lyrics and running them through a series of effects. The resulting ‘micro-remix’ would serve as the opening music for almost all my solo performances over the next two years. We came full circle during the two live performances featured in this single, when we had the chance to perform “Je Vois” and “Non-Dit” together.
Sonya Stefan‘s visuals consist of rehearsal recordings shot at the microcinéma La Lumière Collective for our 2019 MUTEK multi-media performance. The video combines our respective visual techniques and practices, consisting mostly of a 16mm projector light shining through water, glass, and color gels that is captured and replayed on a video-line. This creates a literal ‘mise-en-abyme’ through feedback.”