Electric unconscious 

We commissioned the composer Charles Quevillon to write us a new work. 

Staged Concert, 55’, 2023
Performance for electric guitar, flute, alto saxophone, mini-fridge and electronics.

Electric Unconscious is an alchemical process powered by the physicality of performers and the amplification of their sound and breath. The music rubs together opposing conceptsand emotions: sacredand profane, corny andraw, fear and bliss. In these charged-up liminal and kaleidoscopic zones, a refrigerator is transformed into the archetype of energy.

Charles Quevillon: Concept, Music,Stage Direction and Performer
Nuriia Khasenova: Flute
Kay Zhang: Saxophone
Léo Collin: Guitar
Leandro Gianini: Technical Director-Set and Light Design 

Premiered at Kunstraum Walcheturm, Zürich (CH), (22-24.6.2023).


Tuesday 31 October 2023 Camerata, Musiikitalo, Helsinki (FI)

Charles Quevillon (b.1989) is a composer/performer born in Montreal (QC) and now working in Helsinki (FI). His work focuses on the symbolic use of electronic music technologies and the ritualization of music performance.


Unterstützt von

This project is supported by SSHRC, Stadt Zürich, Kanton Zürich and Fondation Nicati-de Luze.