Artists Aimé Dontigny

Aimé Dontigny

Quebec City (Québec), 1975

Residence: Ottawa (Ontario, Canada)

  • Composer
  • Performer (laptop, prepared CDs, electronic percussion, trumpet)

a.dontigny@gmail.com

AKA

On the Web

In concert during the Mercredimusics, Montréal (Québec), April 22, 2009
In concert during the Mercredimusics, Montréal (Québec), April 22, 2009

In the Press

  • Tobias C van Veen, Dusted Magazine, June 1, 2003
    No Type presented a label showcase that enraptured the crowd, sucking them into a vortex of noise and improv electronic performances.

Navigating Noise & Nausea

Tobias C van Veen, Dusted Magazine, June 1, 2003

[…] Speaking of the No Type-ers… After what has been some public critique of Mutek, even on this list, No Type presented a label showcase at the Studio yesterday that enraptured the crowd, sucking them into a vortex of noise and improv electronic performances. […] No Type held attention despite the soundsystem’s relatively quiet range, with Samiland travelling a wealth of minimalist and dub territories, from sparse and deep broken beats to ambience, leading into the madness that was to follow: two sets of collaborative & improvised performances featuring A_Dontigny, first with the precise workings of veteran improvisational artist Diane Labrosse — on what appeared to be a theraemin device, at times; this performance was intricate, yet harsh in its metallic clamouring of sound-events. Then came morceaux_de_machines who, after an enthusiastic shout-out from Aimé, did not disappoint with his collaboration: vitriolic improvised noise from strange devices, high-pitched and jagged waves, from this real beast of a man, getting down and into it — morceaux grabbed the crowd and spun them round degree by degree. To end was Vancouver’s Coin Gutter, the enigmatic duo of Graeme and Emma carving out one of their more delicate and restrained sets, and, although improvised, moving through a taste of their sound, from experimental electroacoustic to noise, field recordings, media samples, and dark soundscapes. […]

No Type presented a label showcase that enraptured the crowd, sucking them into a vortex of noise and improv electronic performances.

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