GMVL will devote a whole day to the work of Marcelle Deschênes on March 31, 2011. A morning concert of works by some of Marcelle Deschênes’s ex-students — Alain Thibault, Louis Dufort, Robert Normandeau, Roxanne Turcotte… — followed by a master class in the afternoon and a solo concert in the evening. All of these events take place at Théâtre de la Villa Gillet in Lyon (France).
Marcelle Deschênes starts a 3-week tour in Europe with a solo concert presented by Les Acousmonautes at Cité de la musique in Marseille (France) on March 14, 2011. She will then take part in Ars Musica’s Night of Electronic Music in Brussels (Belgium) on March 23. While in residency at GMVL in Lyon (France) from March 24 to April 4 she will perform a solo acousmatic concert presented by Motus at Les Voûtes in Paris (France) on March 29 and a third solo concert preceded by a concert of works by her ex-students both presented by GMVL at Villa Gillet in Lyon in March 31.
The 12th Sound Travels festival started on June 26, 2010 in Toronto and will last until September 26. The concert Expansive Spirits on August 7 will present works by Marcelle Deschênes, D Andrew Stewart, and David Eagle. On August 8 the concert About HOME includes pieces by Manuella Blackburn, Natasha Barrett, David Hindmarch, and Ned Bouhalassa.
After shows in Montréal in 1987 (Images du futur), in New York City in 1988 (Alternative Museum), in Munich in 1990 (Bilder Digital Galerie), and in Reims in 1992 (Centre national d’art technologique), the multimedia installation Big Bang II by Georges Dyens with music by Marcelle Deschênes will be exhibited in Rivière-du-Loup (Musée du Bas-Saint-Laurent) from October 9, 2009 to January 17, 2010.
Gilles Gobeil will present an analysis of his most recent composition Castalie and of the works from the disc petits Big Bangs by Marcelle Deschênes on October 30, 2008 at the Technische Universität (TU) in Berlin (Germany).
The 11th Opus prizes winners were announced yesterday, January 27, 2008, in Montréal. Amongst the 26 Opus Prizes… the “Disc of the Year — Musique actuelle, Electroacoustics” is petits Big Bangs by Marcelle Deschênes; the “Composer of the Year” was given to Serge Arcuri; the “Tribute Award” was given to Otto Joachim.