Magali Babin has been active on the experimental/improvised music scene since the ‘80s. Her unique approach mostly relies on playing with the sound capture, amplification, and interaction of household objects, contact mics, and electronic devices. Her performances, compositions, and research projects on the acoustics of environmental sounds are characterized by her “gestural language of interactions on the object.”
She performs solo, in trio (Mineminemine), with Martin Tétreault’s Turntable Quartet, and in variable configurations (Nocinéma.org). Her work has been presented in many international music festivals; in Montréal (Mutek, Rien à voir series, Suoni del popolo), Québec (Mois-Multi), Winnipeg (send+receive), Vancouver (New Music ), Berlin (Transmédiales), France (Nuits bleues), the US (High Zero), and the UK (Hull Time Base Art). Babin has one solo album, Chemin de fer, released on No Type.