Sound Travels’ Multichannel Acousmatic Concert — produced by New Adventures in Sound Art (NAISA) — will take place on August 12, 2006 at St Andrew-by-the-Lake Church. On the programme are works by Benjamin Thigpen, Stéphane Roy, Denis Smalley, John Young, Francisco López, and Sarah Peebles (sho and tape).
Composers Paul Dolden and Stéphane Roy each won an Opus prize in their respective categories. Dolden won in the “Disc of the Year — Musique actuelle, Electroacoustics” category for his recent album Seuil de silences (an expanded and entirely remixed and remastered reissue of The Threshold of Deafening Silence). Roy won in the “Book of the Year” category for his L’analyse des musiques électroacoustiques (“Models and propositions for electroacoustic music analysis”).
L’analyse des musiques électroacoustiques by Stéphane Roy is nominated for the Conseil québécois de la musique’s 8th Opus prizes in the category “Book of the Year.” The author, who is a composer, also sees his most recent album, Migrations, nominated in the category “Disc of the Year — Musique actuelle, Electroacoustics” and his article L’utopie, contrée fertile de l’aventure électroacoustique, published in Circuit, musiques contemporaines, nominated for “Article of the Year.”
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.
Bathed in impressions from his years of traveling, Migrations marks the CD return of Stéphane Roy after his recent collaboration with Arturo Parra on the disc Parr(A)cousmatique. The three works of Migrations are stamped by the “cultural itineration” he felt during his five years spent in the American Midwest.