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Radio ›› Friday, October 28, 2016
Spam Me
Payday Loans, 3m22s [excerpt]
Track 1 from Spam Me
CD: Cuchabata Records (2016) CUCH 095

Blog ›› Friday, October 28, 2016

  • Mattempa in Le son du grisli

    “Je savais (eh, j’ai bonne mémoire!) qu’Eric Normand était bassiste c’est pourquoi quand j’ai entendu les premières secondes de son Mattempa j’ai eu peur qu’il soit passé à la trompette ou au saxophone et qu’il s’y essaye en solo au chiantissime canardage de salive. Mais en fait non. Sur cette œuvre (la première d’une série) inspirée par l’écrivain Jacques Ferron…”

    October 21, 2016 ›› Press
  • Michel Chion

    Michel Chion, Pita, Adam Stanović, Antwood, Richard Chartier, Francis Dhomont in La Presse

    “• Michel Chion, Troisième symphonie, l’audio-divisuelle À l’Usine C le 19 octobre, 18h Le compositeur français qualifie sa troisième symphonie d’œuvre «audio-visuelle». Il s’applique à y faire s’entrechoquer sons et images de différentes manières. Cette œuvre a pour objet de «célébrer la vie sans aucune référence religieuse» et d’évoquer la mort «plus solaire que pluvieuse». De plus, Michel Chion dit…”

    October 19, 2016 ›› Press
  • October 14, 2016 ›› New Releases
  • Les accords intuitifs in The WholeNote

    “Confirming one again the continued vitality of the first generation of Free Music avatars, at 76, saxophonist Roscoe Mitchell is still innovating with divergent aspects of, instrumentation and arrangements. One demonstration of this occurs Sunday October 16, when he leads a mixed, 15-member, Montréal-Toronto ensembles through several of his composition a part of the Music Gallery’s annual X-Avant Festival…”

    October 1, 2016 ›› Press
  • Estinto in The WholeNote

    “Postmodern to the tip of his orchestral bow, Montréal-based Pierre-Yves Martel has created a single track, 54-minute CD dedicated to estinto or extinguished timbres, that is ones sounded briefly and barely audibly. Yet he’s created this futuristic equivalent of a visual artist’s sparse canvas using primordial and Baroque-era instruments — harmonica and soprano viola da gamba respectively — often played…”

    October 1, 2016 ›› Press
  • Estinto in La Folia

    “Who would have thought that viola da gamba and harmonica blend so well together! Martel’s hour-long Estinto firmly aligns him with late Cage and the Wandelweiser group, composers / performers of slower, silence-filled music. The combination sounds precisely like a shō which recalls Cage’s similarly paced One^9. Martel typically provides two closely spaced notes at once on harmonica and gamba…”

    October 1, 2016 ›› Press