New release ‘A Concert for Charles Cros’


Clément | Jones | Olsen | Ruhlmann  –  A Concert for Charles Cros

CD available from caduc. recordings.

‘A Concert for Charles Cros’ was recorded live on May 11, 2013 using previous recorded material by Daniel Jones that was unheard until the time of the recording.

Joda Clément | analogue synthesizer, field recordings + objects
Daniel Jones | guitar + electronics
Lance Austin Olsen | tape players, amplified objects + guitar
Mathieu Ruhlmann | reel to reel, cymbal, ukelin + objects

Mastered by Joe Panzner
Mixed by Mathieu Ruhlmann
Artwork by David Ruhlman



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New release: ‘The Party’


Jeffrey Allport/Joda Clément/Chandan Narayan – The Party

CD now available from Simple Geometry Records (or directly from me: jodaclement (at) gmail (dot) com)

Recorded 2010 at the Mercer Union Gallery (Toronto, Ontario) and Interstice (Montreal, Quebec)
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Non-Place / Place

I will have some field recordings featured in an installation taking place at Judson Memorial Church, in New York City, as part of the Ear to the Earth 2012. The project is a sonic exchange in form of a multi-channel sound installation and a concert organized by Daniel Neumann and Gill Arno and featuring international phonographers and local sound artists and musicians.

Ear to the Earth 2012
Non-Place / Place
A sonic exchange

Monday, November 26
Installation 2—8pm
Concert 8pm
Judson Church, 55 Washington Square South

“The spaces of circulation, consumption and communication are multiplying across the globe, making the presence of the networks they rely on highly visible.” – and audible.
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A relatively new, exclusive track available to stream or download from on the fifth I Hate Music Compilation. The full compilation can be found here and features a host of interesting artists who post on the always amusing I Hate Music message board.

Improvised performance at Somewhere There studio in Toronto, as part of the monthly series ‘Gone Fishing’, curated and filmed by David Sait.

Saturday March 31 at 8 pm

JODA CLÉMENT – THE NARROWS Album release concert
Saturday March 31 at 8 pm
Gallery 345
$20; $10 Students

“To celebrate the release of his first CD since 2005, The Narrows (on the Belgian Unfathomless label), Joda Clément has put together and an audio/visual soundscape presentation of the piece. This Canadian premiere features exclusive video accompaniment by acclaimed Toronto artist Jubal Brown. To start the evening off, Joda has invited young Montreal composer (and collaborator) Christopher Strickland to present the premiere of his electro-acoustic piece entitled Kingdom of Ends, an “homage to Toronto” scored for various field recordings of Toronto (recorded by Clément),  prepared grand piano and double bass, played by Chandan Narayan.”


Chris StricklandThe Kingdom of Ends (for prepared piano, field recordings and double bass, performed by Chandan Narayan)

Joda Clément – The Narrows (audio/visual soundscape presentation with exclusive video accompaniment by Jubal Brown)

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The Narrows

U09 | Joda Clément | The Narrows

format : CD ltd to 200 hand numbered copies
release year : 2011
length : 35’13

Available now from Unfathomless (sound samples online)

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(Europe) : 14 € (inc.postage)

(World) : 15 € (inc.postage)


“I’m in love with field recordings. The sounds of the forest, chirping birds, the incoming storm. The audio postcard of a particular setting brings the listener directly into the scene. It does not begin with an abstract representation of the artist’s mind – it begins in the forest, with chirping birds, and the incoming storm. Now something descends upon the plain, swallowing textures and sounds in its ginormous glow and humm. The rain brought more than just the water. It carried within this invisible something, that dissolves the air like liquid night. The atmosphere changes, rising in velocity, voltage and volume. Drone sets in, crawling through the fog, like an incoming migrane. Two realities, percieved and yet to be imagined, merge into one. This is the place of The Narrows as I envision it to be. Continue reading

Interview online

15 Questions to Joda Clément

“Many artists on the sound art scene will try to get their work out as quickly as possible in a bid of staying „contemporary“, „up to date“ and „relevant“. To sound artist and composer Joda Clément, contrarily, time is a quality seal and a musical aspect of a recording – baked into its structure, as it were, like a genetic fingerprint or watermark….

…Suitably, he has only now returned the interview I sent him all the way back in 2006, years late on the one hand, yet perfectly on time on the other: Although this period might seem like an eternity in a business all too often in love with with novelty in a bid of trying to stay contemporary, Joda’s replies don’t sound irrelevant or out of date one bit. We may be living in busy times, but sometimes, things really do seem to come to those willing to wait.”Tobias Fischer, Tokafi


During November 2010 I had a chance to re-connect with Vancouver based percussionist Jeffrey Allport, who was visiting Toronto because his girlfriend Kara Uzelman had a residency at the Mercer Union gallery.  Joined by our mutual friend Chandan Narayan, we formed an ad hoc trio and made the most of the opportunity to perform and record together, including concerts in Toronto, Montreal and a special sound performance integrated within Kara’s installation at Mercer Union.

We’re currently sorting through the rest of our recordings, but I anticipate that we will compile and hopefully release some of this material this year.

Another pic below…

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