Steve Heimbecker

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  • ISEA2020

    Artist / composer Steve Heimbecker studied fine arts at the Alberta College of Art (1977-80). His multichannel creations since the 1980’s have won awards in Canada and Europe including two Honorary Mentions: Interactive Art (2005) and Digital Musics (2009) from Prix Ars Electronica, Linz, Austria. His recent multi-channel exhibitions include: NOTES (2017), Manif d’art 8 – La biennale de Québec ; Installations – POD (2016), Musée national des beaux-arts du Québec; Paravent Mosaïque (2016), Place des Arts, Montréal; and the concert series Sonic Jello (2015), Hexagram-UQAM. In 2018, he was Invited Guest Speaker at Sound Arts, CRiSAP – University of the Arts London, UK.

    In 2019, in addition to creating A Day and a Year at Libby’s Pond for the Sherbrooke Museum of Fine Arts, Heimbecker also created SCAMP: lac des nations, his new interactive soundwalk for the Espace [IM] Média festival at Sporobole, Sherbrooke, QC. SCAMP: Mont Royal (2020), the 2nd of this series was jury selected for presentation at ISEA2020, Montréal, QC. Also in the autumn 2020 he is invited back to the Sherbrooke Museum of Fine Arts for 16 Latitudes, comprised of two new major multi-channel audio-video installations: The 13 Points of the Falling Star (2017-20) and Seasons of the Rock Wall Forest (2016-20). Heimbecker lives and works in the Eastern Townships of Québec, Canada.


    Steve Heimbecker, Montréal, CA, has been creating immersive audio art compositions and installations internationally since the mid 1980s. His work is based upon the discretization of signal, multichannel sound design and transmission, kinetic energy, nature, and cross modal synesthetic perception.


    Steve Heimbecker studied fine art at the Alberta College of Art and Design in Calgary. Since the mid 1980’s Heimbecker has made recognized contributions in the development of audio art, installation, performance,and multi-channel electroacoustic composition. Heimbecker’s installation exhibitions and performances have been presented in Canada and abroad.


Last Known Location:

  • Québec, Québec, Canada

Previous Location(s):

  • Montréal, Québec, CA

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