Jesse Osborne-Lanthier, Treibgut


A key figure in Montréal’s experimental community, musician and visual artist Jesse Osborne-Lanthier molds disconcerting sonic worlds by combining modular synthesizers with digital processing tools, while also drawing from a rich arsenal of field recordings, classical instruments, tape reels and recording hardware. Turned on to the endless potential of otherworldly, contrasting signals, Osborne-Lanthier’s conceptual practice conjures up slightly menacing realms that operate outside the bounds of musicality. Operating under many pseudonyms, Osborne-Lanthier thrives on collaborating with a like-minded entourage – artists such as Hobo Cubes, Bernardino Femminielli and Marie Davidson.


Fabian Lanzmaier is interested in creating imaginary synthetic landscapes. He strives to merge the experience of the natural and the artificial, to confront the listener with ideas of fluid and ambiguous environments. Through use of digital synthesis he is constructing sound objects that appear to exist hauntingly physical. The ambience of rave is bended and twisted to a more distorted and fractured appearance.