Many electrocd.com artists are nominated for the 13th Opus prizes, awarded since 1996 by the Conseil québécois de la musique. empreintes DIGITALes’ discs Chroniques d’une séduction by Jacques Tremblay and Gratte-cité by Ned Bouhalassa; as well as No Type’s disc Les arbres by Nicolas Bernier are nominated for “Disc of the Year — Musique actuelle, Electroacoustics.” The concert Remix de classiques! presenting Chorals ornés, a work by Yves Daoust, is nominated for “Concert of the Year – Musique actuelle, Electroacoustics,” as well as the concert by Jacques Poulin-Denis and Martin Messier presented as part of Akousma (5). The work Chorals ornés is also nominated for “Premiere of the Year.” Winners will be announced on January 31, 2010 during the Gala in Montréal.
empreintes DIGITALes returns with two more DVD-Audio with HD (24-bit high definition) sound — both discs were mastered by Dominique Bassal.
- Ned Bouhalassa (Québec): Gratte-cité in stereo and “Surround 5.1”) With Fortner Anderson, Delphine Measroch, and Christian Olsen + the videomusic The Lighthouse (directed by Khrystell E Burlin).
- David Berezan (Canada / UK): La face cachée in stereo. 5 acousmatic works with “unexpected sound worlds in terms of detail, colour, and dynamic.”