After a retrospective concert held during the last edition of L’Espace du son festival (Belgium), followed by a participation at the Bruit de la neige festival (France), Francis Dhomont will present a GRM concert January 13, 2002 at the Olivier Messiaen auditorium (Paris, France). The concert will feature the premiere of Corps et âme (2002), a work composed for Sonopsys magazine to be launched the same day and dedicated to his life and work.
From Friday August 16 to Sunday August 18 2002, at the Transparent Theater (Berkeley, CA), the second edition of the Transparent Tape Music Festival will present 3 concerts of fixed sound works diffused over a 20 pieces loudspeaker surround sound system. Works by Pierre Schaeffer, John Cage, Francis Dhomont, Barry Truax, Jonty Harrison and Royoji Ikeda.
As part of the training course in acousmatic interpretation, organized by Futura (Crest, France), the director of the Musiques & Recherches center (Belgium), Annette Vande Gorne will present a concert featuring works by Francis Dhomont, Ingrid Drese, Robert Normandeau and Sachiyo Takahashi on August 15, 2002 at 9pm.
Composer Francis Dhomont is scheduled for a concert and a workshop at Mexico City’s “IV International Sound Art Festival: Hábitat Sónico,” held June 15 to July 7, 2002. He will be one of the jury members at the 8th edition of Fribourg’s Sacred Music Festival (Switzerland), this year is dedicated to electroacoustic works, July 7-14. July 10, he will also be jury member for the electroacoustic compositions classes of the Conservatoire royal de Mons(Belgium) and about the same time, jury member for the acousmatic music competition “Métamorphoses” in Ohain (Belgium).
Arturo Parra is a Colombian composer and guitar player living in Québec for the past ten years. With his new release Parr(A)cousmatique, we are treated with a splendid bouquet of works for guitar and tape. Five acousmatic works, five passionate meetings with the acoustic guitar, played without acessories or special preparation. With musical propositions from Bejarano, Dhomont, Gobeil, Normandeau and Roy, Parra builds organic sonic weddings far away from the usual clichés of contemporary guitar.
The film My Cinema for the Ears (“Mein Kino für die Ohren”) by German filmmaker Uli Aumüller on the electroacoustic music / musique concrète of Francis Dhomont and Paul Lansky was premiered February 7, 2002 at the Haus der Kulturen der Welt in Berlin (Germany). An ironic and impressionistic look at nature and the creative process “Mein Kino für die Ohren” is about the art and environment of two composers. The film was also presented in competition during the 20th FIFA (Festival international du film sur l’art) on March 15, 2002 at the Goethe-Institut in Montréal. Francis Dhomont’s composition Un autre Printemps, featured in the soundtrack, was premiered in December 2001 at Rien à voir (10), produced by Réseaux. It also recently won the 2nd prize at the “Ear ’01” competition held by the Hungarian radio. My Cinema for the Ears is an ambiophonic DVD-Video with French, English and German subtitles coproduced by inpettofilms (Germany) and Bridge Records (USA).