As Cabaal, producer and musician Ben Globerman coaxes the breath out of the mechanical into a world of rhythmic techno clamour and quiet post-industrial ambience. Cabaal’s sounds emerge out of various natural and constructed processes, from altered acoustic field recordings to purely digital renderings. He’s worked in sound design for film, theatre, and installations. Live, Cabaal operates various drum machines and synthesizers to improvise and construct imagined landscapes.
Hard Science (aka. Arturo Brisindi) is a multi-disciplinary artist based in Ottawa, ON who focusses on video experimentation. His tools of choice include an LZX modular video synthesizer, Fairlight CVI and a small arsenal of old video mixers and cameras. No laptops or software for him - Hard Science chooses to stay in the analogue domain, like they did in the early days of video art. His visuals bring the stage to life with hazy, psychedelic video that’s reminiscent of an 80’s dream. Processing live footage and generating synthesized patterns, Hard Science creates a sense of nostalgia, transporting viewers to a simpler time.