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Radio // Marcelle Deschênes
petits Big Bangs
Big Bang II (1987, 95), 7m40s [excerpt]
Track 1 from petits Big Bangs
DVD-Audio: empreintes DIGITALes (2006) IMED 0681

Artists // Marcelle Deschênes

25 March 2011

GMVL will devote a whole day to the work of Marcelle Deschênes on March 31, 2011. A morning concert of works by some of Marcelle Deschênes’s ex-students — Alain Thibault, Louis Dufort, Robert Normandeau, Roxanne Turcotte… — followed by a master class in the afternoon and a solo concert in the evening. All of these events take place at Théâtre de la Villa Gillet in Lyon (France).

  • Visit the GMVL presenter web site — Journée Marcelle Deschênes / Ex-students concert; masterclass; carte blanche concert: March 31, 2011, Lyon, Rhône, France
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13 March 2011

Marcelle Deschênes starts a 3-week tour in Europe with a solo concert presented by Les Acousmonautes at Cité de la musique in Marseille (France) on March 14, 2011. She will then take part in Ars Musica’s Night of Electronic Music in Brussels (Belgium) on March 23. While in residency at GMVL in Lyon (France) from March 24 to April 4 she will perform a solo acousmatic concert presented by Motus at Les Voûtes in Paris (France) on March 29 and a third solo concert preceded by a concert of works by her ex-students both presented by GMVL at Villa Gillet in Lyon in March 31.

  • Detailed information at citemusique-marseille.com
  • Visit the Ars Musica presenter web site — Ars Musica: Night of Electronic Music / Vande Gorne, Drese, Bayle, Dhomont, Deschênes…: March 23, 2011, Brussels, Belgium
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8 July 2010

The 12th Sound Travels festival started on June 26, 2010 in Toronto and will last until September 26. The concert Expansive Spirits on August 7 will present works by Marcelle Deschênes, D Andrew Stewart, and David Eagle. On August 8 the concert About HOME includes pieces by Manuella Blackburn, Natasha Barrett, David Hindmarch, and Ned Bouhalassa.

  • Visit the Sound Travels presenter web site — Sound Travels 2010 / 12th Festival of Sound Art: Marcelle Deschênes, Ned Bouhalassa, Natasha Barrett, Christian Calon…: July 18 - September 25, 2010, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
  • Detailed information at naisa.ca
  • Detailed information at naisa.ca
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7 October 2009

After shows in Montréal in 1987 (Images du futur), in New York City in 1988 (Alternative Museum), in Munich in 1990 (Bilder Digital Galerie), and in Reims in 1992 (Centre national d’art technologique), the multimedia installation Big Bang II by Georges Dyens with music by Marcelle Deschênes will be exhibited in Rivière-du-Loup (Musée du Bas-Saint-Laurent) from October 9, 2009 to January 17, 2010.

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29 October 2008

Gilles Gobeil will present an analysis of his most recent composition Castalie and of the works from the disc petits Big Bangs by Marcelle Deschênes on October 30, 2008 at the Technische Universität (TU) in Berlin (Germany).

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27 January 2008

The 11th Opus prizes winners were announced yesterday, January 27, 2008, in Montréal. Amongst the 26 Opus Prizes… the “Album of the year — actuelle and electroacoustic musics” is petits Big Bangs by Marcelle Deschênes; the “Composer of the year” was given to Serge Arcuri; the “Tribute Award” was given to Otto Joachim.

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23 October 2007

As you may know the piece Novars by Francis Dhomont will be presented as part of the MANTIS festival during the concert launch of the University of Manchester’s Studio Novars (UK). But that’s not all! This event also features the works of Martin Bédard, Nicolas Bernier, Ludger Brümmer, Marcelle Deschênes, Gilles Gobeil, Denis Smalley, Hans Tutschku, Hildegard Westerkamp, Trevor Wishart, and David Berezan and Jonty Harrison who will each world premiere a new piece… In short, this event is not to be missed and it takes place from November 2 to 4, 2007.

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31 May 2007

The 3rd part of June 18, 2007 radio programme Électrain de nuit — broadcasted on France vivace (Radio France) and hosted by Christian Zanesi and David Jisse — will be dedicated to label empreintes DIGITALes. The music from the most recent releases by Mathew Adkins, Darren Copeland, Marcelle Deschênes, Gilles Gobeil, and Adrian Moore will be on air on Monday morning June 18 from 1 am to 4 am.

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30 March 2007

Not to be missed: An homage concert for Marcelle Deschênes and launch of her disc petits Big Bangs on April 25, 2007 at Salle Claude-Champagne of Université de Montréal.

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20 November 2006

The petits Big Bangs by Marcelle Deschênes are a true retrospective of her mixed, multimedia & acousmatic work from 1976 to 2002. 6 pieces — mastered by Dominique Bassal — to be savoured in 24-bit sound. Jean-Noël von der Weid writes “Marcelle Deschênes’ creations devour. Because they are brief monuments; apocalyptic waves breaking over extremely small spaces; amazed innocence within the thickness of opacity; exuberance and decomposition.” Rosemary Mountain adds “Stormy, serene, tender, bold — the music of Marcelle Deschênes moves with ease through the gamut of emotions, often with an exhilarating rapidity.”

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Marcelle Deschênes
Price, Québec, 1939
Residence: Montréal, Québec
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