States of Play is a weekend of immersion in sound organized by BEAST on October 15 to 17, 2010 at the City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra Centre (Birmingham, UK). The 5 concerts feature classic works from the French tradition (music by François Bayle, Bernard Parmegiani, and Les corps éblouis by Christian Calon) and recent music from Birmingham and around the world: 22 works by 22 composers including Jonty Harrison, Annie Mahtani, John Young, Shelly Knotts, Francis Dhomont, Hans Tutschku…
The 2009 Futura festival will take place on August, 20 — 23, 2009 in Crest, France. On the programme, works by Otomo Yoshihide, Luc Ferrari, Denis Dufour, Francis Dhomont (Corps et âme), Michel Chion, Michèle Bokanowski, Chantal Dumas, Ivo Malec, Bernard Parmegiani, Christian Zanési, Christian Calon and many others.
There will be a nocturnal acousmatic concert starting on May 14, 2009 as part of Les musiques festival in Marseille (France). The programme includes Robert Normandeau’s work Palimpseste, Francis Dhomont’s Here and There (available on … et autres utopies), Denis Dufour’s Douze mélodies acousmatiques, Chantal Dumas’ s/t w/t, Michel Chion’s Credo, a work by Christian Calon and many others.
Theresa Transistor (Christian Bouchard, Christian Calon, Mario Gauthier, Monique Jean) will participate to the first concert of a series called Je me souviens (2) on April 2, 2009 at La Sala Rossa (Montréal). This series is a tribute to Québec electronic music pionneers. This frist concert is dedicated to István Anhalt.
Theresa Transistor (Christian Bouchard, Christian Calon, Mario Gauthier, Monique Jean) will be at the Mois Multi (MM10), a festival of technological arts held in Québec City which takes place from February 12 to March 1, 2009. The quartet will present a work of improvised electroacoustics called Espèces d’espaces on February 12, 2009.
Robert Normandeau’s Pluies noires (Black Rains), a work co-comissionned by Miso Music (Portugal) and Réseaux (Montréal), by will premiere on September 25, 2008 during the Festival Música Viva in Lisbon (Portugal). The work will also be presented on December 13 during Akousma (5) in Montréal. In Portugal, Robert Normandeau will also present Le renard et la rose along with two more works commissioned by Réseaux: Parcelles 2 by Christian Bouchard, and Ouest (a mouvement from Atlas) by Christian Calon.