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Letarte, Genevieve: Chansons d'un jour (Ambiances Magnetiques)

Ten new songs from Genevieve Letarte on her second CD that is full of compelling melodies and are accompanied by electric and acoustic guitar, bass, drums and trumpet.

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product information:

UPC: 771028108428

Label: Ambiances Magnetiques
Catalog ID: AM084CD
Squidco Product Code: 577

Format: CD
Condition: New
Released: 2000
Country: Canada
Packaging: Jewel Tray
Recorded on October 25th, 1999 and June 29th, 2000 in Montreal, CA by Robert Langlois.


Genevieve Letarte-voice, clavier, accordion

Claude Fradette-electric guitar, acoustic guitars, electric bass, dobro

Normand Guilbeault-bass

Pierre Tanguay-drums, percussion

Serge Boisvert-trumpet

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track listing:

1 Contemplation 5:54

2 La prairie de ton lit 5:17

3 Je ne tremble plus 5:38

4 Le Journal 4:13

5 J'ai marché 4:02

6 Liberté 5:12

7 Le bout du monde 3:42

8 Toutes ces larmes 4:04

9 Moi je cherche 3:23

10 Flou comme la nuit 5:24

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descriptions, reviews, &c.

"In 1990, singer, poet, novelist, and performer Geneviève Letarte launched her first CD intitled Vous seriez un ange, which received popular and critical acclaim. Following that success, she returns this fall with Chansons d'un jour, an intimate and sensual disc. Carried by compelling melodies and the rhythms of the tango, waltz and blues, these ten new songs written and performed by Letarte speak of love and contemplation, voyage and quest. Accompanied by electric and acoustic guitar, bass, drums and trumpet, she transports us to that place of her own, at the boundary of poetry and music. Simple and compelling, Geneviève Letarte's Chansons d'un jour takes us into a world at once innovative and nostalgic."-Ambiances Magnetiques

Artist Biographies:

"Geneviève Letarte. Born Outremont, Québec. Residence: Montréal, Québec. Composer, Performer (voice, keyboard), Author.

Based in Montréal, Geneviève Letarte is an artist with a unique approach that leads her from literature to singing and back.

Letarte is the author of four novels, including Souvent la nuit tu te réveilles (l'Hexagone, 2002) and Les Vertiges Molino (Leméac, 1996), and a collection of poetry, Tout bas très fort (Écrits des Forges, 2004). She has also recorded two albums of songs, Chansons d'un jour (Ambiances Magnétiques, 2000) and Vous seriez un ange (Ambiances Magnétiques, 1990), and created several shows relying on text, song and music, such as Le Mystère du bois Blanc (Théâtre La Chapelle, Montréal, 2000) and Y a des jours comme ça (Musée d'art contemporain de Montréal, 1996).

As a member of the poetry and music collective Le Band de poètes, she has made several tours and recorded one album, Le Band de Poètes (Monsieur Fauteux m'entendez-vous, 2005).

Since 1999, she has been on the editorial committee of the essay and creation magazine L'Inconvénient (Montréal), in which she regularly publishes texts and English-French translations. Recently, she co-authored the presentation and translation of a collection of previously unreleased essays by Virginia Wolf, Une prose passionnée et autres essais (Boréal, 2005).

Letarte has been featured in various international events, including the Festival de poésie Wallonie-Bruxelles (Namur, Belgium, 2006), Festival international de poésie de Trois-Rivières (2005, 1997, 1995), Festival Métropolis Bleu (Montréal, 2005, 2001, 2000), Festival Voix d'Amériques (Montréal, 2005, 2003), Voilà Québec en Mexico! (Guadalajara, Mexico, 2003), Festival Parole ambulante (Lyon, France, 2003), Festival International de la littérature (Montréal, 2003, 2000, 1999, 1998, 1997), Women In View (Vancouver, 2001), Les Cartier de la poésie (Lyon, France, 1999), Festival acadien de poésie (Caraquet, New Brunswick, 1999), Festival interculturel La Romeria De Mayo (Holguin, Cuba, 1999), Festival International de musique actuelle (Victoriaville, 1990), and Les Rencontres internationales de poésie contemporaine (Cogolin, France, 1986).

Letarte has been artist in residence at the Leighton Colony (Banff, Alberta, 2006), Yaddo (Saratoga Springs, New York, 1999), Studio du Québec à Paris (Cité Internationale des Arts, Paris, 1996) and Banff Centre (Alberta, 1992). She was also on numerous artist grant panels in Québec and Canada."

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