I8U (born France Jobin) is an electronica artist from Montreal (Canada). She experiments mostly with analog synthesizers. I8U's musical path is rather special. From classical music to the blues, it took only one chance meeting with David Kristian to get her involved in electronic music. I8U started anew, exploring the power of drones and the richness of field recordings.
I8U has participated in various music and new technology festivals across Canada, Europe and the US, such as Silophone (Montréal, 2000), Mutek (Montréal, 2001, 2003). Her CDs have been released on Canadian and European labels,( bake/staalplaat, Oral) including a collaborative piece with Goem (Amsterdam). She regularly presents solo performances and often collaborates with Martin Tétreault, David Kristian and Magali Babin. I8U's particular interest in music, sound and Web art allowed her to produce her first Web art project, Obstacle, which was presented as part of Périphérique, a laboratory curated by Nicole Gingras and created in collaboration with the Groupe Intervention Vidéo (Montréal, 2001). A second Web art project, _ S Ü was presented at the Musée du Québec in the fall of 2002 in the context of the Web art exhibit " Ellipse ", curated by Valérie Lamontagne and included 5 other Canadian artists.Her latest project Median, is an interactive piece created in the context of a Web art residency at La Chambre Blanche.