empreintes DIGITALes is the name of a new compact disc label out of Montréal, focusing primarily on very recent electroacoustic music by Quebec concert music composers. The first three releases, devoted respectively to works by Christian Calon, Robert Normandeau and Alain Thibault, are now available from distributor DIFFUSION i MéDIA.
A fourth disc will be released November 2 to coincide with Montréal’s hosting of the prestigious New Music America Festival (dubbed Montréal musiques actuelles). That recording is set to include 25 short works by U.S. and Canadian composers, works that will be heard for the first time during the festival in a unique concert of 25 world premieres. Among the participating composers are Canadians Yves Daoust, Jean-François Denis, John Oliver, John Oswald, Jean Piché, Laurie Radford, Richard Truhlar and Hildegard Westerkamp.