Elektrophonie’s mission is to merge electronic and electroacoustic musics. Held September 6, 2003 at Saline Royale (Arc et Senans, France), the “Nuit bleue” (Bleue Night) event will put forth musics from more than 36 composers worldwide on a 50 loudspeakers soundsystem. Featuring works by Francis Dhomont, Robert Normandeau, Christian Calon, Hans Tutschku et Magali Babin.
New Adventures in Sound Art (NAISA) will celebrate 5 years of Sound Travels on August 9, 2003 at 2:30 pm at Centre Island, Toronto by presenting Francis Dhomont’s Here and There, Prince Prospero’s Party by Norway-based UK composer Natasha Barrett, Inside Out by Toronto composer Randall Smith, Temple by Vancouver’s Barry Truax, and works by Italian composers Laura Bianchini and Michelangelo Lupone.
Francis Dhomont will present a solo concert in Köln (Germany) July 18, 2003. The night’s programme features compositions Vol d’Arondes, Chiaroscuro, Corps et âme, Phonurgie and Forêt profonde. Beforehand, Dhomont will be a jury member at the Conservatoire royal de Mons (Belgium) on June 17, 2003. He will also be a jury member for Phonurgia Nova in Arles (France) on July 12 and 13, 2003. The composer will conclude his frantic summer with a residency at the Delta P studio in La Rochelle (France) from July 20 to August 1, 2003, to produce an multimedia project with Inés Wickmann.
On Sunday May 11, 2003, the Open Ears Festival, Kitchener (Ontario) helds a free electroacoustic concert in collaboration with New Adventures in Sound Art (NAISA). Featuring works by Paul Dolden, Monique Jean, David Eagle and a world premiere by Francis Dhomont.
Francis Dhomont is releasing his 6th empreintes DIGITALes title, Jalons, a compendium of 8 works from 1985 to 2001. A “mini-panorama” that is more eclectic than the composer’s previous theme-based works, and a unique chance to hear works which have rarely been performed in concert.
The publisher Licences (Paris, France) has just released the first issue of Sonopsys, Cahiers musique concrète / acousmatique, which focuses on the work and life of Francis Dhomont. The superb — and bilingual (French, English) — large format art book created by lorence Gonot et Alexandre Yterce is available in three versions with 1, 2 or 3 CDs of unreleased works.