Yves Daoust is one of the guest composers at the Ninth Annual Ussachevsky Festival at Pomona College (Claremont, CA). Late afternoon, the composer will give a conference about his work. In the evening, his composition “Impromptu” (mixed version, taken from the album Bruits) will be interpreted by pianists Genevieve Feiwen Lee and Gideon Rubin. Saturday February 9, 2002 at the Lyman Hall (Thatcher Music Building, Pomona College).
During the “Mois Multi” events, musician Michel F Côté and choregrapher Catherine Tardif presents “Soi-même/Priser à deux,” a minimalist duo that delicately blurs the frontier between music and body. The evening also proposes a sonic installation by Jean-Pierre Gauthier, “Piézoom,” and an audio performance by Steve Heimbecker, “What is not Babylone.” A Recto-Verso presentation, held at the Multi hall of Méduse (Québec City), Friday February 22, 2002.
The second edition of the “Machines” concerts will be held in Québec City during the Mois Multi event. A joint presentation by No Type, Avatar and Recto-Verso, this night of audio performances proposes to the public a meeting of four hardened improvisers. First, a duo by Magali Babin (amplified objects) and Guillaume Théroux (4-track tape recorder) presents a “musique concrète” improvisation. Secondly, the Martin Tétreault (turntables) and Érick Dorion (computer) duo offers a maximalist and dynamic noise performance. The four musicians will then complete the night with a collective improvsation. Salle Multi of Méduse (Québec City), Saturday February 23, 2002, 8pm.
Sounds Found and Fixed, a weekend of electroacoustic music, will be held at the Reid Concert Hall, Edinburg (UK), from February 1 to 3, 2002. Composer Jonty Harrison will be featured on Saturday, as he will be presenting works by Denis Smalley, Christian Calon and Natasha Barrett, as well as his.
David Turgeon and A_dontigny are Hélène Prévost’s guests on January 27, 2002 at 10 pm for Le Navire “Night” radio show on Chaîne culturelle de Radio-Canada. The topics discussed includes the new No Type 2 CD compilation The Freest of Radicals, alternative networks in electronic music, new internet communities and audio diplomacy. Musics from the No Type website, www.notype.com, and concert excerpts from the POSTrien series, coproduced by Réseaux, will accompany selections from the 2CD set.
The Transparent Tape Music Festival will be held in Berkeley (USA) on January 11 and 12, 2002. In conjunction with the Transparent Theater and the ACME Observatory, The New San Francisco Tape Music Center will present a total of 17 works, diffused on a 16-loudspeaker system designed for this event. Compositions by Javier Álvarez, Yves Daoust, John Oswald, Hildegard Westerkamp, and Denis Smalley — released by empreintes DIGITALes — are amongst the programmed works.