Biophilia, multispecies recombinant audio-video project, 2017-18
In collaboration with Simon Lysander Overstall
and birds, insects, plants and trees in Fillongley Provincial Park, Denman Island, BC.
video above is a 2002 performance for Vancouver New Music with Adrian Avendaño, Giorgio Magnanensi, Martin Reisle, Anju Singh, and Stefan Smulovitz.
Biophilia is an immersive audio-video project that recreates an experience of being in a coastal old growth forest. It is based on interspecies methods, inviting plant and bird communities to participate in the field recording processes. The work runs on a computational system modeled on the biophony and daily rhythms of the forest. Biophilia creates ecological patterns of relating between human, plant and animal forest inhabitants. It can be performed with guest musicians, or installed as a gallery exhibition.
exhibitions and performances:
2022, May 7. performance, EPIC_Tom++, collaboration with Simon Overstall and Vancouver New Music with Adrian Avendaño, Giorgio Magnanensi, Martin Reisle, Anju Singh, and Stefan Smulovitz. Integrated Motion Studio, Emily Carr University
2018, Jan 25. performance, “Time, Light + Sound Series”, Emily Carr University, Vancouver. Performed with musicians DB Boyko and the VOICE OVER mind Choir.
2017, November 2-8. commissioned by The Western Front, and exhibited as part of the International Society of Contemporary Music, 2017 World New Music Days, Vancouver.
Andreyev, Julie. “Forest” (chapter). Lessons from a Multispecies Art Studio: Uncovering Ecological Understanding & Biophilia Through Creative Reciprocity. Intellect Books, 2021.
Alexander Varty, “Julie Andreyev and Simon Lysander Overstall’s Biophilia.” Musicworks Magazine, Visions of Sound. Nov 9, 2017. https://www.musicworks.ca/visions-sound/julie-andreyev-and-simon-lysander-overstall’s-biophilia