May Waves Rise From Its Floor
performance for custom 16mm film projector, candles, broken crystal | approx. 45 minutes | 2018 - ongoing
An improvised performance piece for visuals and sound. Flickering candlelight influenced by Hallé's breathing, is focused with handheld pieces of broken crystal onto a video camera sensor, which becomes the light source that illuminates a 16mm film of an abstracted, ocean landscape.
In a dialogue with the live music, the visuals are spontaneously adapted and created through the minute gestures Hallé makes with his hands and breathing that translate into an otherworldly presentation of colour and movement.
"It was a flowing and mostly calm stream of images and music, developing in smooth transitions between barely-there penumbral shapes and bright sunlit images, and back again. Sometimes it felt like one's hazy vision on waking up; other times like multiple layers peeking through clouds. (...) It was a fascinating and innovative use of technology in the service of art." -  Alayne McGregor (Ottawa Jazz Scene) 
Previous performances:
- Montréal, QC at Black House with Jennifer Thiessen on viola d'amore, December 8, 2018
- Toronto, ON at PIX FILM Gallery with Eschaton (Connor Bennett on saxophone/electronics and Aaron Hutchinson on trumpet/electronics/percussion/synths), December 7, 2018
- Ottawa, ON at General Assembly with Linsey Wellman on baritone saxophone, November 30, 2018

For booking inquiries please contact Matthieu Hallé at 
Many thanks to Phil Schleihauf for helping in many ways, but especially with problem solving technical issues. Hallé also grateful acknowledges the financial support provided by the Canada Council for the Arts, the Petman Foundation, the City of Ottawa, the Liaison of Independent Filmmakers of Toronto, PIX FILM and SAW Video.