For the “Monde parallèle Montréal 45°N//” event, organized by Lille — Cultural Capital of Europe, label empreintes DIGITALes presented a portrait of Montréal’s electroacoustic creation since 1971 through 24 works by 21 Montréal composers: Serge Arcuri, Yves Beaupré, Christian Bouchard, Ned Bouhalassa, Christian Calon, Micheline Coulombe Saint-Marcoux, Yves Daoust, Francis Dhomont, Paul Dolden, Louis Dufort, Gilles Gobeil, Monique Jean, René Lussier, Robert Normandeau, Arturo Parra, Mario Rodrigue, Stéphane Roy, Alain Thibault, Jacques Tremblay, Marc Tremblay, Roxanne Turcotte. Electroacoustic label empreintes DIGITALes, new media and electronic art festivals Elektra and Mutek with the collaboration of the Society for arts and technology (SAT) all teamed up to present the best of Montréal’s electronic music and video.
Yves Beaupré has just completed th emusic for the film “Hubert Reeves: Conteur d’étoiles” (Hubert Reeves: Stars Teller) by filmmaker Iolande Cadrin-Rossignol; a ONF production (2002).
“… one of the most touching, enjoyable and rewarding piece of electroacoustic music this reviewer has heard in a few years.” (All Music Guide, USA) A musical excursion in the daily life of Yves Beaupré, Humeur de facteur (The Maker’s Humour) is based upon recordings made by this world renowned harpsichord maker in his workshop. All these sounds of tools, wood and strings of a harpsichord-to-be becomes source material for surprising aural universes. A first album, maybe, but tinted by the experience of more than thirty professionnal harpsichord recordings where he was employed as a technical assistant for these delicate instruments.