Viviane Houle is involved in a number of artistic projects. For more information, or to book a project for your series or festival, please contact Viviane at email@example.com
Electronics & voice
Stefan Smulovitz and Viviane Houle seamlessly combine the infinite possibilities of voice and computer in an exploration of beauty and chaos. Together, these two musicians weave through a terrain of free improvisation, improvised songs and unearthly soundscapes to immerse their audience in another world, creating unforgettable concerts in surround sound.
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Co-artistic directors: Viviane Houle, vocalist & Stefan Smulovitz, laptop & viola
Presenting anything new, strange, and beautiful, Lotfive Sound is a new production company created by Viviane Houle and Stefan Smulovitz. Their first production was in June 2007. gesture4, a live art project, featured Houle and Smulovitz with Noam Gagnon (dancer and choreographer) and jamie griffiths (interactive visuals).
Lotfive Sound has presented many aritists over the years including Pierre Hebert, Jeff Younger, Jaap Blonk, Lisa Miller, and Lori Freedman. Their next production "Sleep" will feature Viviane Houle, Su-Feh Lee (choreographer/dancer) as well as scultor/set designer, Alan Storey.
gesture4 is a live art project featuring four of Canada’s most audacious creators:
Noam Gagnon (dance), Jamie Griffiths (visual art), Viviane Houle (vocals) & Stefan Smulovitz (laptop and viola).
First performed in Vancouver on June 1 & 2, 2007 gesture4 is a rich and multifaceted exploration of gestures physical, sacred and creative. Starting with the question “What is gesture?” the four artists use music, video and movement as the raw materials for a work of Live Art that becomes increasingly visceral throughout its three sections.
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To read a preview and review of gesture4, click on:
REVIEW | Georgia Straight | June 7, 2007
ARTICLE | Georgia Straight | May 31, 2007
gesture4 was chosen as one of the top 12 shows in 2007; to view article:
Existential Angst Party (EAP)
Sublime songs of sundry status
tunes | improvised songs | weird stuff
Jazz, punk rock, improvised music, folk, opera and cabaret are all guests whenever Existential Angst Party hits the stage. With their captivating grooves EAP moves easily through sublime songs and improvisations that will move you, confuse you, shock you, and soothe you, but never lull you to sleep.
Featuring the powerful and gorgeous vocals of Viviane Houle, the sublime and strange sounds of former SNFU guitarist Brent Belke, the inventive and fearless bass playing of Clyde Reed and the lush viola and demented laptop of Stefan Smulovitz, EAP is one party you just won’t want to miss.
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Featuring Viviane Houle (vocals) & Jeff Younger (guitar)
Vocalist Viviane Houle and guitarist Jeff Younger are TWIXT. Performing as a duo and with invited guests, they explore the realms of free improvisation, improvised song and written song to pierce and shred you with gentle balladry of the heart. Live, this group is always an adventure, threatening to turn from a rainbow into the monster in your closet in a single breath. Or maybe it is a rainbow in there… no, really, just open the door and find out… it'll probably be really happy to see you… just turn the handle…