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29 March 2012

Today on electro:thèque, hear a full album stream of Sous le regard d’un soleil noir by Francis Dhomont.

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27 March 2012

We suggest you check out Revue & corrigée #91 by Various artists, the latest addition to our shop.

27 March 2012
By François Couture in Monsieur Délire (Québec), March 27, 2012

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“… this release, Voix, is worth slipping into an empreintes DIGITALes top 10 list. […] A great work of art.”

I usually like, not love, Yves Daoust’s works. However, this DVD-A release, Voix, is worth slipping into an empreintes DIGITALes top 10 list. Throughout this record, Daoust is looking back — at himself, at electroacoustic music, at music in general. Voix breaks no new ground, it’s not a revolutionary record, but it showcases the mastery and talent of Daoust as a composer. Four pieces: a self-portrait where Daoust comes back to the Revox tape recorder of his youth; a piece made with daily concrete sounds (in an early musique concrète style); a tribute to an old friend who has passed away; and a rereading of Bach’s chorals. The latter piece, Chorals ornés (42 minutes) is a tour de force: Daoust has put electroacoustic and poetic garments over 14 chorals by Bach, performed at the church organ by Régis Rousseau. These ornaments highlight the emotions already contained in Bach’s music, or create constrats or bring in a personal interpretation. A great work of art.

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24 March 2012

Composers Andrew Lewis, Felipe Pérez Santiago, Michael Mathews, and Francisco Colasanto along with bassoonist Wendy Holdaway and members from the Dark in the Song ensemble will take part in the first Encuentro Internacional de Instrumentistas y Compositores on May 7 - 9, 2012 at Centro Mexicano para la Música y las Artes Sonoras in Morelia (Mexico). This first event is dedicated to the bassoon and new technologies.

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23 March 2012
By multipara in De:Bug #161 (Germany), March 23, 2012

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Vor kurzem nahm sich Tremblay, sonst an der Universität Huddersfield zu Hause, ein Jahr Auszeit, um an vier Studios - GRM/Paris, MMP/Lissabon, TU/Berlin sowie in Ohain für M&R, Brüssel - je ein kommissioniertes Werk zu realisieren. Die resultierende Audio-DVD wurde in Kanada gerade mit dem Opus-Preis als elektroakustisches Album des Jahres ausgezeichnet. Bei jemandem wie Tremblay, der ja in diesem Feld genauso wie in Jazz-Ensembles oder der Popmusik-Produktion zuhause ist, geraten die inspirativen Ausgangsthemen (Glück als Nullsummenspiel und das eigene Gewissen, meditative Momente im Alltag, Verlust des Selbst in der Wüste, die Stärke des “schwachen Geschlechts”) vor den unberechenbaren Klangabenteuern, die er aus ihnen schöpft, ganz in den Hintergrund. Keine Art Musik führt so leicht durch ein intensives Jetzt, weckt die Ohren für Klangereignisse jeder Art und ein Da-Sein in der Welt, um hinterher wie ein Spuk wieder im akustischen Dunkel zu verschwinden. Dazu gibt es noch eine Bonus-Videomusikarbeit von 2006, die vor allem deutlich macht, wie sehr er sein Material mittlerweile verfeinert hat.

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20 March 2012
By François Couture in Monsieur Délire (Québec), March 20, 2012

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“It’s lively, saturated, free of any markers — you can lost in it, and it’s perfectly fine to get lost in it.”

Automacité features three compositions (2006-10) in 5.1 format (DVD-A and DVD-V) [and stereo]. Bouchard is an agile sound artist, and he knows to step back from his sound sources and the concepts underpinning his compositions. In Objet menacé, the parking meter at the core of the work is quickly forgotten in favour of the intrinsic qualities of the sounds it makes. The magnum opus here is the three-part Impasto, 45 minutes of criss-crossing aural fluxes in homage to expressionistic/abstract painters. It’s lively, saturated, free of any markers — you can lost in it, and it’s perfectly fine to get lost in it.

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