Adam Basanta / Julian Stein / Max Stein

Friday, February 27th, 2015 - 12:01 pm


Adam Basanta (b. 1985) is an award-winning composer and sound artist whose work traverses electroacoustic and instrumental composition, audiovisual installations, site-specific interventions, laptop performance, and dynamic light design.

His artistic output interrogates intersections between conceptual and sensorial dimensions of listening and audiovisual perception, the re-animation of quotidian objects, and the articulation of site and space.

His concert works have been performed worldwide and awarded multiple national and international prizes, including Métamorphoses 2010 (Belgium) and the John Weinzweig grand prize in the SOCAN Foundation Awards for Young Composers (Canada). His sound and audiovisual installations have been presented across North America and Europe, and awarded in the Prix Ars Electronica 2013 (honourable mention, Hybrid Art category) and the 2014 Edith-Russ-Haus Awards for Emerging Media Artists.

Adam holds a BFA in composition from Simon Fraser University (Vancouver, BC) and an interdisciplinary MA in composition and sound art installation at Concordia University (Montreal, QC). He lives and works in Montreal, QC.


Julian Stein (USA, b1989) is a sound and media-artist based in Montréal, QC, whose work ranges from soundscape and electroacoustic composition to collaborative performance and kinetic sound installation. Influenced by methods of audiovisual synchronization and the urban environment,  his work focuses on intuition and present experience, demonstrating musical applications of the everyday in both composed and realtime environments.

Julian is a co-creator of the Montreal Sound Map (, and has a BFA in Electroacoustic Studies from Concordia University (Montreal, QC). He is currently a research associate at matralab, part of the Hexagram Institute for Research/Creation at Concordia University.


Max Stein (b1989) is a sound artist based in Montréal. His work explores urban soundscapes through electroacoustic composition, online mapping, sound installations, and site-specific performances.

Stein designed and runs the Montréal Sound Map (2008-present), an ongoing Google-maps based archive of sound recordings uploaded by inhabitants and visitors from various locations around the city. He has since collaborated on several other sound mapping projects including TSIKAYA, Oljud Sthlm, My Favorite Brussels Sound, Portland Sound Map, Belfast Sound Map, SF Bay Area Sound Map, and the Soundprint Archive.

He has presented sound installations and performances for various Montréal festivals and series (Suoni Per il Popolo, POP Montreal, Nuit Blanche, HOWL, Innovations en concert, Journees de la culture) at galleries and venues including OBORO, Société des arts technologiques (SAT), Bibliothéque Nationale du Quebec (BANQ), Canadian Centre for Architecture (CCA), Espace Projet, Espace Cercle Carre. Stein has also presented work abroad in New York, Vancouver, Saskatoon (Sounds Like Festival), Toronto, Meaford (Electric Eclectics), Lisbon/Barcelona/Marseille (Sound Development City), Iceland (NES), Helsinki (Aaenen Lumo), Verona (PATH Festival), Venice (Live Arts Cultures), Milan (MADAM), Lausanne (Les Digitales).