club late music

open-source collaborative music label


with François Bellabas, Robin Lopvet, Brice Reiter
ongoing

Club Late Music introduces itself as an open-source music label that reflects a contemporary, post-internet attitude and personify the instantaneous and global nature of today’s culture. It seeks to reinvent the way of producing and promoting musical projects, gathering an enlarged community driving all the projects and releases. Club Late Music attempts to represent an artistic movement stimulated by experimental club music, using photography, videos and new technologies as mediums of experimentation. The so-called URL culture and its capacity to bind musical and visual substrates and practices is constitutive of its artistic approach.

In June 2017, Club Late Music initiated the GUN collaborative community - as in Global URL Nation. Inspired by the free and open-source software approach, GUN gathers a diverse community of artists and musicians working together on experimental projects using various mediums and processes inherited from contemporary cyberculture. Combining the different musical and understandings of club music, the GUN project multiplies collaborative, decentralized experiments, incorporating the style and ideas of each contributor.


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Open source and collaborative music label: economies of creation, collective intelligence, new structures of music production and promotion

interbeings


EP
with Avbvrn, BORA, NEW FEAR, Tendre Ael, WHORLTOOTH, Brice Reiter
Club Late Music
2019

“In its latest series of collaborative releases, UNITED, CLM/GUN explores further the aesthetics of collective intelligence and processes of collaboration. For each EP in the series, one member of the GUN community collaborates freely with other producers and artists of their choice. Interbeings initiates the series, gathering talented artists Avbvrn, BORA, NEW FEAR, Tendre Ael & WHORLTOOTH.

Contemplating the void of current dystopian narratives and widespread pessimism, it blends vocal entities, organic textures and rythmic hybrids to present us with a touch of hope to be found in collective action. Paired with a text and series of visual works, the release seeks to question collective intelligence as the foundation of emerging beliefs and newborn organizations, and aims to highlight the importance of both physical and virtual spaces as means to establish and expand commoning practices.”


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Credits :
Sounds in collaboration with Avbvrn, BORA, NEW FEAR, Tendre Ael, WHORLTOOTH
Text with Brice Reiter 
Mastering by Lorenzo Targhetta

Features :
SBVRSV Press. Web, May 2019.










journey through a body

virtual exhibition 

with Sabrina Vitali
Virtual Dream Center 3.0
2018

Level design and production for Virtual Dream Center 3.0

Video production for façade screening at EP7, Paris







virtual biotope

ecosystem(s) of the virtual


Event curation
Club Late Music / La Cité Fertile, Paris, France
12-16.09.18


program

"Collaborative ecosystems and the art of immersion : the (re)definition of a collective intelligence?"
Panel talk with Club Late Music, Virtual Dream Center, Unicorn Paris, Immersion, Playtronica, Fabbula

UTC+N - Asynchronous Temporary Time Zone
Audiovisual installation by Club Late Music (DÉSIRÉ, D R D R A K K E N, GRiG, jEUNE fAUNE, Shayu), in collaboration with Lambert Duchesne and Victor Ronné

Exhibitions and demonstrations
Unicorn Paris, Virtual Dream Center, Alpha Rats, Adem Elahel, Gourau&Phong, Corpus Misty

DJ sets
Pæn æx Pæn x DJIVD, GRiG

intro

From massive data mining to financial trading algorithms, from instantaneous communications to immersive technologies, the virtual increasingly shapes everyday life. But contrary to popular opinion, it is not defined in opposition to the real : they are complementary and indissociable.

Raw materials extractions, production plants, data centers - the virtual carries its own material reality. In no way detached from its environment, it exists and takes shape inside it.

Beyond its physical materiality,  the virtual participates in the (re)definition of our perception of the world. Through its capacity to explore a new range of possibilities, whose various representations (tales, drawings, photographs) participate in the development of our collective and individual intelligence, the virtual encourages the multiplication of experiences and modes of perception. Thus, it becomes a tool to understand phenomena whose logics and features would be otherwise imperceptible. It allows for the reevaluation of our interactions with our environment - and by distancing the real, to better apprehend it.

For a few years now, we have witnessed a general virtualization of our society, affecting not only the information and communication sectors, but also the broader economic and financial activities, the collective structures and the private realm. Virtualization gets to influence and disturb our lifestyles by proposing new social paradigms, for example by facilitating the emergence of virtual communities and organizations.

By its existing condition, the virtual compresses territories, spaces and temporalities. Collaboration, exchange and discussion are facilitated by the dissolution of boarders and the ease of information exchange, accelerating collaborative convergences and allowing for anyone to develop its social, cognitive and intellectual potentialities in a dynamic, emergent and cooperative way.
Henceforth, the virtual acts as a breeding ground for a multiplicity of ecosystems, where the mesh of digital communications sets up a new form of collective and community intelligence.

altered realities

Invited by La Cité Fertile, the open-source label and collective Club Late Music asked artists and musicians to explore the ecosystem(s) of the virtual, in order to question their limits and their intersections with our reality. Through a mutual aesthetic and a shared critical standpoint, the program navigates between immersive experiences questioning on their own and as a whole the notions of identity, community, distribution and information perception. More than a simple virtualization of society, it embodies and exhibits a deep transformation of our relationship to the world.

While the consideration of Internet evolved from technical tool to the constitutive technology of a new socio-political context, the experiences hereby presented not only use immersive technologies as a tool or medium, but consider them in their relation to society and their capacity to transform it. As Net Art engendered Post-Internet Art (also called Internet-Aware Art), here is anticipated the idea of "Post-Immersion", considering the immersive experience as a force having transformed social and cultural structures. The subject matter is then not immersion as en entity but the reconfiguration of multiple facets of society, overcoming the piece focused on novelty. With their capacity to materialize and make one feel complex or immaterial phenomena, to invoke a familiar body language, or to submerge one in virtual worlds freed from any physical constraint, these experiences, often the result of collaborative production, reveal an ecosystem emerging from collective intelligence. Information exchange, inter-individual dynamic interactions, tools and models lead to the emergence of propositions whose sentient properties exceed what could have been produced by disconnected individuals.  "Creation" does not arise from the mind of a single individual but is distributed across the exchanges of broader cognitive ecologies. 


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utc+n

asynchronous temporary time zone


A/V installation
Virtual Biotope event, La Cité Fertile, Paris
15-16.09.2018

UTC+N - Asynchronous Temporary Time Zone is an evolving collaborative entity, the manifestation of a decentralized, asynchronous and geographically scattered network.  Using local weather data from each contribution's location as its primary material, the installation sonifies information in real-time. The temporality of climatic phenomena encounters the network instantaneity ; the data flow, embodied in a unique space and time.

The decreasing cost of information acquisition and storage led to a multiplication of monitoring sources and modes of recording. "Big Data" marks the advent of a new resource, whose abundance and valorization participate in the creation of a new state of nature, oscillating between the material and the immaterial, between the real and the virtual.

Wild and evanescent, this unconquered territory requires the development of tools and methods needed for its contemplation. UTC+N - Asynchronous Temporary Time Zone is an observatory, a temporary outpost participating in the transformation of this complex ecosystem into a sensory experience - an immersion indifferent to the usual limits of space and time.

Credits :
Sound design in collaboration with DÉSIRÉ, D R  D R A K K E N, jEUNE fAUNE, Shayu
Video by Lambert Duchesne
Set design in collaboration with Victor Ronné