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24 February 2017

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24 February 2017
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24 February 2017
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15 February 2017

Fonofone (for iOS) is a music / sound creation application, designed by composer Yves Daoust and multidisciplinary artist Alexandre Burton since 2013 (following ten years of development on Musicolateur), is now available to everyone via the iOS App Store. Fonofone allows to explore the universe of sounds, to realize alone or collectively sound creations and to perform them live. The web site of the application fonofone.com is complemented by the pedagogical site wp.fonofone.org where user may exchange and share their sounds and work. The official launch of Fonofone will take place on February 22, 2017 at 5 pm at the Centre Phi in Montréal (Québec).

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14 February 2017
in Include Me Out (Germany), February 14, 2017

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“Another superb release from empreintes DIGITALes.”

Commissioned by Derek Besant to accompany his 2012 exhibition, Broken Ground, Christian Bouchard’s album of the same name features remixed versions of the original pieces and they’re exquisite in the attention to detail he pays throughout. You might expect that from someone who studied at the Conservatoire de musique de Montréal and was awarded First Prize in electroacoustic composition.

As I’ve said before and no doubt will again, to these ears, the technical aspect (the science of electroacoustic music) is but one (necessary) step towards realisation that transcends the study of sound to create sonic wonders. Hear Voids Patterns, for example, it’s treated bell chimes (?), perfectly weighted against static crackle and electric whine. Throughout the works Bouchard shifts the emphasis from a relatively ’light’ tonal palette towards occasionally stable rhythmic patterns along with bursts of guttural noise. The overall balance is towards weightiness but always there are counters, the kind which differentiate this music from, say, simplified Industrial electronics with which you could say this shares some common ground. I might call it ’Industrial music with a degree’… but that could sound stupid. Another superb release from empreintes DIGITALes.

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