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Un Centre d’interprétation des musiques nouvelles virtuel et portatif

Wednesday, December 15, 2010

Le journaliste Réjean Beaucage et le compositeur et artiste vidéo Louis Dufort concoctent quatre présentations multimédia qui ont pour mandat de présenter les membres du Vivier et les trois grandes familles de la musique de création — les musiques écrites, les musiques numériques et les musiques improvisées. Le contenu de ces capsules est tenu dans le plus grand secret afin de faire de leur dévoilement en février un véritable événement. Certes, on sait déjà que cette première phase du Centre d’interprétation des musiques nouvelles (CIMN) réunira les grands acteurs de chacune des familles, mais comment? Venez le découvrir avec nous, en février 2011.

Génération 2010 Makes the Critic Smile

Wednesday, November 10, 2010

Sunday’s concert in Victoria was acclaimed with an enthusiastic critique by Elissa Poole of The Globe and Mail:

Miller’s Concerto for violin and blindfolded ensemble was the most overtly provocative piece presented by this excellent new music ensemble in Victoria on Sunday, but all the pieces upturned musical expectations […] The overall aesthetic impression was remarkably unified. […] Something made me laugh in every piece; much more made me think”.

Distinguished Martin Bédard

Monday, October 25, 2010

Electroacoustic music composer Martin Bédard received an award of distinction from the 2010 edition of the Austrian competition Prix Ars Electronica for his piece Champs de fouilles (Excavations), in the Digital Music and Sound Art category. The awarded piece will be part of an Akousma concert on October 28, 2010, along with other works by Bédard and Mathew Adkins.

50 Years of Music Creation in Québec

Monday, October 18, 2010

To celebrate the 50th anniversary of the “International Week of Today’s Music” in 2011, created by Pierre Mercure and considered by some as the founding event of New Music, five partners join forces to organize a conference on February 23-26, 2011 in Montréal that aims to:

  • Share a common understand of the history and the evolution of new music.
  • Paint a picture of the current situation in creation music.
  • Foresee perspectives in the development of new music.
  • Suggest a plan to sustain creators.

This conference will be the converging point of many actions from Le Vivier this season, to consolidate and develop our milieu.

Our five partners are: Le Vivier, Montreal/New Music International Festival (MNM), Québec division of the Canadian Music Centre (CMC), the Canadian New Music Network (CNMN), and the Fédération des musiciens éducateurs du Québec (FAMEQ).

Le Vivier Adopted by the Media

Monday, September 27, 2010

As part of the campaign “Adoptez un musicien” by the Conseil québécois de la musique, five musicians close to the heart of Le Vivier have attracted the attention of reporters, webmasters and show hosts. On the web, the president of Le Vivier Danielle Palardy Roger is adopted by the Radio-Canada culture webmaster, Richard Raymond, while the artistic director of the Société de musique contemporaine du Québec, Walter Boudreau, will be presented on the Canoë website by journalist Sira Chayer.

On the radio, Quasar saxophonist André Leroux will join Annie Bélanger on “Les lève-tard” (Planète Jazz) on September 29 and violinist Clemens Merkel from Bozzini Quartet will be heard on October 6 on CIBL show “Les Omnivores.” Finally, Voir journalist Réjean Beaucage has adopted the percussionist and Le Vivier board member Barah Héon-Morissette.

For details about the campaign and the 2010 edition, see cqm.netedit.info/126/Adoptions_en_cours.html