After a first weekend of concerts in Valparaíso (Chile) on October 6 and 7, 2012 and a second in Santiago, on October 12 to 14, the 12th Festival Internacional de Música Electroacústica de Chile, Ai-maako 202, is going to Valdivia on October 18 to 20 where it will end. This year the festival is featuring Åke Parmerud, Daniel Osorio, Denis Dufour, Jean-François Denis, and Gabriel Brnčić.
Yesterday at the 14th Opus Prize Gala in Montréal Jean-François Denis — the director of empreintes DIGITALes which was celebrating its 20th anniversary in 2010 — was presented with the ”2009-10 Opus Prize: Artistic Director of the Year.” Francis Dhomont’s Études pour Kafka was awarded the “2009-10 Opus Prize: Disc of the Year — Musique actuelle, Electroacoustics.”
The empreintes DIGITALes label is again invited to participate in the Qwartz Electronic Music Awards events. The 6th edition will take place on April 2 - 3, 2010 at Palais Brongniart (Bourse subway station) in Paris (France). Come and visit us starting at 2 pm at Stand #36! Admission to the Market is free. Jean-François Denis and Christian Zanési will be part of a round table discussion on Pierre Schaeffer’s heritage on April 2; the next day at 6 pm Mathew Adkins will spatialize his Symbiont on the acousmonium.
In its most recent edition, focused on electroacoustic music, Swedish magazine Nutida Musik recently published an interview conducted by Andreas Engström in June 2008 in Paris with Jean-François Denis on empreintes DIGITALes.
The French magazine Revue & corrigée (#76, June 2008) has published an impelling article Pourquoi faites-vous des disques? (“Why do you make CDs?”). Jérôme Noetinger, remembering the 1987 Libération special issue asking “Why do you make films?” and the answer by Jean-Luc Godard (“I make movies to avoid the why question”), has decided to ask “the why question" to about 40 artists and producers, amongst whom: Jean-François Denis, Bertrand Denzler, Bernard Fort, Lionel Marchetti, Martin Tétreault, Carole Rieussec, Joëlle Léandre…
Jean-François Denis is invited to the “Marketing” roundtable discussion on May 23, 2008 during the New Models of Distribution Conference, organized by Soundstreams in Toronto. Recently, on May 9, he was also invited to present the recent activities of the empreintes DIGITALes label at the 2nd International Marketplace of Digital Arts (MIAN), organized by ACREQ in Montréal.