Following an invitaion from Igor Lintz-Maues and Germán Toro Perez, Francis Dhomont will be in Vienna from June 7 to 14, 2005. A great concert of five of his works from 1998 to 2003 (including a presentation of his Cycle du son) will be held at the Universität für Musik und Darstellende Kunst in Wien on June 8. On June 13 and 14, the composer will give conferences at the Institut für Komposition und Elektroakustik: L’acousmatique, une musique fixée et projetée (Acousmatic, a fixed and projected music) and Hypothèses sur un parcours personnel (Hypothesis on a personnal trajectory).
This May, Harvard University Studio for Electroacoustic Composition (HUSEAC) is bringing the multi-dimensional sonic monster, “Hydra,” to Midway Studios in Fort Point (USA) complete with sound-sculpture installations, live-electronic performances and a unique 30-speaker surround environment. On Friday, May 6, 2005 “Hydra” meets Frankenstein: Francis Dhomont’s remarkable Frankenstein Symphony.
On the occasion of the opening of the Canadian Embassy in Berlin (Germany), a concert of electroacoustics will be presented on April 29, 2005. On arrival, guests will be able to listen to Un autre Printemps by Francis Dhomont, Pacific Fanfare by Barry Truax and a work by Robin Minard.
Francis Dhomont, nominee for “Premiere of the Year” at the Conseil québécois de la musique’s Opus prizes, will begin in February 2005 a series of activities in Germany and in the United Kingdom. Firstly, he will attend a composition residency and will premiere his latest work, Brief an den Vater, commissioned by the ZKM (Zentrum für Kunst und Medientechnologie) in Karlsruhe (Germany) for the “trans_canada” event. Secondly, following an invitation from Sheffield University (UK), Dhomont will present his work Cycle of Sound and give a conference at Bath Spa University College. Lastly, the Cycle of Sound will also be featured at the Sound Junction III event, held February 26, 2005.
The ZKM — Institut für Musik und Akustik in Karlsruhe (Germany) presented the “trans_canada: Tendenzen in Akusmatik und Soundscapes / Trends in Acousmatics and Soundscapes” event on February 10 — 13, 2005. Four days of concerts and discussions organized by Sabine Breitsameter and Ludger Brümmer with 9 ZKM commissions and world premières by Canadian composers Francis Dhomont, Darren Copeland, Nicolas Bernier, Hildegard Westerkamp, Barry Truax, Louis Dufort, Robert Normandeau, and Gilles Gobeil along with conferences by Jean-François Denis, Christoph von Blumröder (Köln), Rudolf Frisius (Karlsruhe), and Daniel Teruggi (Paris).
From November 19 — 21, 2004, Francis Dhomont will be a guest of the Rainy Days 2004 Festival, organized by the Luxemburg’s Institute of musical research. His composition Espace / Escape will be featured along with works by Bernard Parmegiani, François Bayle and Annette Vande Gorne. Then, from November 25 — 28, 2004, he will give two concerts at the Operafonic Festival in Szczecin (Poland). Two video works by Inés Wickmann, with music by Chantale Laplante and Francis Dhomont, will also be presented.