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A mix of sound art and improvisation from Quebec/Actuelle musician Helene Prevost, 10 minimal "Plages", or luminous surfaces, created with Eric Normand, Stephae Claude, and Mario Gauthier.

Prevost, Helene
A La Plage

Prevost, Helene: A La Plage (Tour de Bras)

Label: Tour de Bras    
Released in: Canada    

"A game of words. nothing else. The rest is the time. movement cutting who falls in the night. And the day. a cosmogony. perceived object. object lost. materials of sense. rock dust. set of feet. inside."-Tour de Bras

"Sound artist, musician, radio producer, Hélène Prévost has devoted her professional career to recording and broadcasting new music, musique actuelle, and experimental music. She produced and hosted several radio programs at Radio-Canada between 1978 and 2007, such as Musique actuelle and Navire "Night". She has initiated radio and web-based projects, and has coordinated the artistic participation of Radio-Canada's radio to major festivals such as FIMAV, Mutek, Montréal Musiques Actuelles, and projects like the Harbour Symphonies and Silophone. While engaged in her radio career, she was also working on composition and sonic experimentation, which have now become her main activity. Since 2006, Prévost has taken part to several solo, collective, and CD projects that have allowed her to further explore and develop her own instrument, a cross between a radio studio and a laboratory designed to confront sounds and electricity. She has documented aspects of her audio art craft and shared her views on listening in papers published in Circuit, Esse, Artexte, and Musicworks."

"Eric Normand is an improviser, bassist, instrument designer, composer, songwriter, singer and record and concert producer. He defines himself as an epidisciplinary musician, a free electron driven by its yearning for meetings. As an improviser, he develop a personal and radical playing on a homemade electric bass equipped with mics and objects feedbacking and vibrating in small electronic devices, creating electric flux interrupted by the instrumental gesture. With this set, he prefer to play duets, with Jim Denley (flute and sax), Philippe Lauzier (bass clarinet and sax), Sébastien Cirotteau (trumpet), Pierre-Yves Martel (viola de gamba and electronic), Jean-Luc Guionnet (saxophone), in addition of several spontaneous encounters.

He also play in bands involved in a more specific musical genre as danced poetry with BABABA, instrumental theatre with Le Veau/ The Veal, songs with Les Pitounes and Éric Normand Chante and folk music with The Surruralits and RRRRoyal Canadian Free Form Folk Experience. Interested in collective creation and orchestral improvisation, he lead for seven years the GGRIL, a 15 pieces band that have worked with composers such as Evan Parker, Jean Derome, Robert Marcel Lepage and Michael Fischer. His music has been programmed by or performed in several festivals in Canada , Australia and Europe. It have also been broadcasted by Radio-Canada, Australian Broadcasting Corporation, CBC, Radio-Grenouille, and several college radio stations."

-Eric Normand 2/25/2017

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Organized Sound and Sample Based Music
Improvised Music
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New in Experimental & Electronic Music

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Product Information:

Label: Tour de Bras
Catalog ID: TDB0009cd
Squidco Product Code: 19723

Format: CD
Condition: New
Released: 2014
Country: Canada
Packaging: Cardboard foldover
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Helene Prevost

Eric Normand

Stephane Claude

Mario Gauthier

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Track Listing:

1. Plage 01 4:16

2. Plage 02 2:43

3. Plage 03 3:29

4. Plage 04 8:56

5. Plage 05 5:07

6. Plage 06 10:09

7. Plage 07 4:23

8. Plage 08 5:23

9. Plage 09 3:41

10. Plage 10 9:02