Composers Paul Dolden and Stéphane Roy each won an Opus prize in their respective categories. Dolden won in the “Disc of the Year — Musique actuelle, Electroacoustics” category for his recent album Seuil de silences (an expanded and entirely remixed and remastered reissue of The Threshold of Deafening Silence). Roy won in the “Book of the Year” category for his L’analyse des musiques électroacoustiques (“Models and propositions for electroacoustic music analysis”).
Four of empreintes DIGITALes’s 2004 discographic productions are nominated at the Opus prizes in the category “Disc of the Year — Musique actuelle, Electroacoustics”: Fractures by Christian Bouchard, Le contrat by Gilles Gobeil and René Lussier, Seuil de silences by Paul Dolden and also Migrations by Stéphane Roy.
Ten years after the publication of his milestone album, Canadian composer Paul Dolden offers us something more than just a re-issue but a gigantic reconstruction of his work. Indeed, the hundreds of tracks which makes each of the works featured on both Intoxicated by Speed’s two volumes were re-processed, re-mixed and re-mastered with the most recent digital technologies. No comparison is possible with the previous analog mixes! A third album stems from this impressive revamping task, Seuil de silences, featuring previously unreleased compositions and works from the 1990 album The Threshold of Deafening Silence.
UK magazine The Wire publishes an interview with Paul Dolden in its March 2003 issue (#229). The empreintes DIGITALes label is completing the production of 3 new discs by Dolden who just finished the impressive task of remastering all his works. A first CD, Seuil de silences, reissues 3 works from the original The Threshold of Deafening Silence (from 1990) with 2 unreleased mixed works. The original edition of L’ivresse de la vitesse (“Intoxication by Speed”) (from 1994) was also entirely revamped and will soon be available as 2 distinct albums.