Louis Dufort’s Matériaux composés and Gilles Gobeil’s Trois songes are both nominated for the Opus Prize in the category “Disc of the Year — Musique actuelle, Electroacoustics.” Gilles Gobeil is also nominated in the category “Concert of the Year — Musique actuelle, Electroacoustics,” for his concert entitled Trois songes presented during the Akousma (4) series produced by Réseaux in December 2007. The 12th Opus Prize Gala will take place on January 25, 2009 at Salle Claude-Champagne, Université de Montréal.
On Thursday May 8, 2008 at 7 pm, Louis Dufort will launch his second disc (this one as a 5.1 Surround DVD-Audio) to be released on empreintes DIGITALes: Matériaux composés . The launch will take place at the Café de l’Usine C in Montréal as part of the Elektra festival. The composer will present exerpts and comment them. Frans de Waard of Vital wrote about this release: “[The sounds] all make perfect sense, a fine, balanced audio picture. Sounds do not bounce up and down, back and forth, stumbling and tumbling, but are placed with great care in the right spot.”
After a long wait… empreintes DIGITALes is releasing two more DVD-Audio in “Surround 5.1”: