Toutes les chansons que j’ai composées / Every Song I’ve Ever Written, 2016Musée d’arts contemporain de Montréal
La Chapelle Scènes Contemporaines
07.11.2016 + 09.11.2016—11.11.2016
La Biennale de Montréal presents, in partnership with La Chapelle Scènes Contemporaines, the world premiere of the complete version of Toutes les chansons que j’ai composées / Every Song I’ve Ever Written, by Montréal-based Jacob Wren (PME-Art). From 1985 to 2004, PME-ART co-artistic director Jacob Wren wrote songs. Lots and lots of songs. At the time hardly anyone heard them, and therefore, in some sense, these songs don’t yet exist. Arranged in chronological order, they form an unintentional portrait of Jacob’s youth, at the same time chronicling one view of recent history. Every Song I’ve Ever Written is a project about memory, history, things that may or may not exist, songwriting, the Internet and pop culture. Taken as a whole, Every Song I’ve Ever Written hopes to raise questions about what songs mean on the Internet, about what songwriting is actually like today, and also take a sidelong glance back at the recent past.