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• Music/Ustvolskaya/Painting (2014- )
• Little paintings (2014- )
• Translation and Reprise (2013- )
• Music/Feldman/Painting (2007- )
• Studio walls (2002-  )
• Drawing (2002-  )
• Recording Surface (2002-2006)
• Video/Vertov/Painting (1997-2001)
• Video/Painting (1990-1996)
• Painting (1989-1990)


This series’ geometric compositions have almost all been developed using the music editing software Pro Tools. Thus, the paintings take up a very short sequence, sometimes a few seconds of the timeline upon which several audio tracks are vertically stacked. The editing segments, transferred onto canvas, have been subjected to a graphic transposition. Three principal types of transformation are selected: manually recorded tracks of outdoor soundscapes, geometrically codified forms, and the application of colour literally blown onto the canvas just as sound itself is naturally a displacement of air. Furthermore, and over a long period of time, Côté laboured over transcribing sounds manually. He notated an ambient tone by a continuous line, and gradually managed to inscribe the names of various sound signals identifiable as figures against a nearly uniform background. His works constitute a meeting place between the immateriality of sound and the plasticity of painting.

photo credit Guy L'Heureux