Four of empreintes DIGITALes’s 2004 discographic productions are nominated at the Opus prizes in the category “Disc of the Year — Musique actuelle, Electroacoustics”: Fractures by Christian Bouchard, Le contrat by Gilles Gobeil and René Lussier, Seuil de silences by Paul Dolden and also Migrations by Stéphane Roy.
For the “Monde parallèle Montréal 45°N//” event, organized by Lille — Cultural Capital of Europe, label empreintes DIGITALes presented a portrait of Montréal’s electroacoustic creation since 1971 through 24 works by 21 Montréal composers: Serge Arcuri, Yves Beaupré, Christian Bouchard, Ned Bouhalassa, Christian Calon, Micheline Coulombe Saint-Marcoux, Yves Daoust, Francis Dhomont, Paul Dolden, Louis Dufort, Gilles Gobeil, Monique Jean, René Lussier, Robert Normandeau, Arturo Parra, Mario Rodrigue, Stéphane Roy, Alain Thibault, Jacques Tremblay, Marc Tremblay, Roxanne Turcotte. Electroacoustic label empreintes DIGITALes, new media and electronic art festivals Elektra and Mutek with the collaboration of the Society for arts and technology (SAT) all teamed up to present the best of Montréal’s electronic music and video.
Gilles Gobeil and René Lussier lightheartedly agreed to this contract but it took them 7 years to fully honor its clauses! Le contrat (“The contract”) is a magnificent fresco inspired by Goethe’s Faust and its infinite cultural ramifications. A symbiosis of one’s ardour and the other’s meticulousness.