I8U’s 10-33 cm is a audio work of varied proportion and calculated shape. Based on the ideas associated with String Theory, this latest offering from Canada’s France Jobin is a compelling meditation on the nature of sound in time.
“10-33 cm is the theoretical size of the strings that makes up the universe.” Jobin explains,” Resonance is the vibrational pattern, which determines what kind of particle the string is, and thus the type of particle is the movement of the string and the energy associated with this movement.”
With 10-33 cm, Jobin creates a shimmering mirror that reflects on our somewhat limited understanding of these strings as they slip in and out of the dimensions we are aware of. More so, each of the pieces suggests a visionary ‘vibration chart’, that explores the possible resonances of these theoretic discourses. Through sound, I8U’s explorations of String Theory are made almost tactile – a refined bridge between rhetoric and creation.
"Montreal’s I8U fashioned expansive electronic tones, forming spellbinding textures that resulted in a very impressive set. Frequencies gradually and adeptly reached tall crests of sound before descending to subterranean reverberations. Shifting from lulling minimalism to resonating noise, I8U sculpted sound with the utmost precision and talent. " Exclaim
"Despite the dark sounds, the piece doesn’t have a gloomy atmosphere, it has a pretty concrete character. That’s what sets it apart from regular ambient. The rhythmic elements are very minimal...the tension is kept so well, that the whole piece is very captivating.” Vital Weekly