The new “Portraits-polychromes” book — a series published by the Ina-GRM — has just arrived. It is devoted to composer Francis Dhomont.
Réseaux presents Akousma (3), a series of 5 portrait-concerts of Elio Martusciello, saxophone quartet Quasar, Francis Dhomont (for and on his 80th birthday), Ludger Brümmer, and Christian Calon. Are also organized 4 master classes, conferences and sound diffusion workshops. On October 31 to November 4 2006 at the Monument-National in Montréal.
Many events will take place to celebrate the 80th anniversary of composer Francis Dhomont. In addtion to the cover article by Rosemary Mountain in the Computer Music Journal 30:3 (From Wire to Computer: Francis Dhomont at 80); Dhomont will also be the focus of the new Francis Dhomont book published by the Ina-GRM.
Four concerts will mark this special birthday. The first two will have the premire of Premières traces du Choucas, a work co-commissionned by Musiques & Recherches (Belgium) and Réseaux (Québec): on October 21 during L’Espace du son, the international acousmatic music festival produced by Musiques & Recherches in Brussels (Belgium); and on November 2 — Dhomont’s birthday — during the concert Ombre et lumière during Akousma (3) concert series presented by Réseaux in Montréal (Québec). Lastly, on November 11, two concerts will be produced by Ina-GRM at Maison de Radio France in Paris (France) with the premire of À propos de K.
The 2nd edition of the Konnexions festival will be held on September 29 and 30, 2006 at Cri du Port hall and Parvis des Arts Festival in Marseille (France). Amongst the works presented… La roue ferris by Bernard Parmegiani, L’argent… toujours l’argent! by Marc Tremblay, Studio de nuit by Francis Dhomont, Appel d’air by Michel Redolfi, as well as improvised performances by Zbigniew Karkowski and Catherine Jauniaux.
This year, the Futura 06 festival in Crest (France) is compressed into a 3-day event — August 18 — 20, 2006 — and into one 35-hour concert. Amongst the featured composers: Luc Ferrari (homage), Michèle Bokanowski, Michel Chion, Darren Copeland, Matmos, Yann Paranthoën (homage), Elsa Justel, Roxanne Turcotte, and Pierre Henry. Then on August 27, a concert concluding an acousmatic diffusion workshop will feature 15 works by just as many composers, including Francis Dhomont and Marc Tremblay.