A concert-homage to composer Micheline Coulombe Saint-Marcoux will be held on February 16, 2006 at Le petit Medley (Montréal). Five women musicians, amongst them Louise Bessette and Lise Daoust, will present works by Coulombe Saint-Marcoux as well as Québec women composers Nicole Carignan, Sylvie-Anne Ménard, Lorraine Desmarais, Isabelle Panneton, Marie Pelletier, and Rhené Jaque.
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.
Sound artist vivie’ vinçent (harpsicord) presents … mais le désir d’entendre, at La Sala Rossa (Montréal) from February 8 to 11, 2004. Two distinct concerts featuring works by Pierre Schaeffer, Kaija Saariaho, Micheline Coulombe Saint-Marcoux, Amnon Wolman amongst others. Composer Monique Jean will manage sound projection. The public is also invited to experience, before each concert, Rob Godman and vivie’ vinçent’s sound installation inside the eye of silence.
“595 works by 205 composers from 35 different countries were created between 1970 and 2001 in the IMEB studios.” Thus the Institut de musique électroacoustique de Bourges (IMEB, ex-GMEB) finally announces the production of a 2CD box sets gathering 30 years of creation (1970-2000) in its studios at a rate of one work per year. For example, 1989 is represented by Jeu by Robert Normandeau; 1979 by Barry Truax; 1981 by Micheline Coulombe Saint-Marcoux; and 1986 by Yves Daoust.
An historic CD gathering the complete work for tape by composer Micheline Coulombe Saint-Marcoux, Impulsion is the musical testimony of a pionner in electroacoustic music in Québec. Influenced by Iannis Xenakis, met during Expo ’67 in Montréal, she studies in modern mathematics and leaves for the GRM in Paris to work with director Pierre Schaeffer. In the 70’s, she was the only woman to teach musical composition in the Montréal area and her efforts lead to the construction of the first electroacoustic studio at Montréal’s music conservatory. Based on voice as a fragile instrument and unfolding larges sonic motions, Coulombe Saint-Marcoux’s compositions reveals a unique ear and sensibility, preoccupied by the involvement of women in modern music.