Raidió Na Life will be broadcasting tonight — at midnight Irish time — Wrathful Vine, which has never been publicly presented outside of Montréal. Thanks to Rachel Ní Chuinn, the animator, for allowing for this to happen!
La chorégraphe Marie Béland et sa troupe de danseurs issus de LADMMI ont reçu la médaille d’argent après avoir performé Vie et mort de l’élégance à Nice entre le 6 et le 15 septembre derniers. J’ai l’honneur d’avoir composé la musique. Bravo à tous!
(La photo ci-haut est de Luc Lavergne)
“My approach to recording is quite obtrusive, positioning a big microphone close to someone’s face, but a hospital is already highly technologized, so people weren’t intimidated by a microphone or a still camera.”— John Wynne, about his work Transplant, as reported by Julian Cowley in the Musicworks magazine of summer 2013.
This particular phrasing made me think of one thing: the actual recording of any sort of art is really just the experience of it. Art doesn’t become art until there is a desire, whether from the artist or from the person who receives the piece, to find an aesthetic dimension in living an experience.
I find interesting that we’ve come up with terms like “Media Artist”, when really any artist ultimately uses a media. We simply have other (new) means of communicating, which require electricity.
Is it really less obtrusive or less of a media if a writer describes one of his intimate friends in a work of fiction?
Within the Sound Travels festival in Toronto, NAISA presents Bora as part of the Toronto Electroacoustic Symposium (TES) on this coming 17th of August. The same work is also part of Deep Wireless 9, an online electroacoustic album by NAISA.
J’ai le plaisir d’avoir appris que mes études au Conservatoire se sont terminées sur le Prix avec distinction, l’une des meilleures réussites du niveau concours.
Mon programme était:
Vie & Mort de l’élégance
Le jury était composé de Robert Normandeau, Alain Thibault et Hélène Prévost.
So Bora will be played at the Music Since 1900 Conference in Liverpool.
Here’s the message I received!
Many thanks for your submission to the Eighth Biennial International Conference on Music since 1900, we are delighted to inform you that your electroacoustic composition Bora has been accepted for performance in our Listening Room. »
- Laura Hamer and Manuella Blackburn