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Dharmoo, Gabriel : Quelques fictions (Ambiances Magnetiques)

Stunningly unusual vocal music from composer, music researcher and vocalist based in Montreal, Gabriel Dharmoo, collecting works from 2012 to 2019, performed with small and large ensembles using almost completely wordless voice, utterance, guttural sound, swoops and, melodic flights, augmented with physical percussion like stamping and clamping; brilliant and enthralling.
 

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Gabriel Dharmoo-voice

Elizabeth Lima-voice

Florence Blain-voice

Vahram Sarkissian-voice

David Cronkite-voice

Florence Tremblay-voice

Bronwyn Thies-Thompson-voice

Charlotte Cumberbirch-voice

Hubert Tanguay-Labrosse-voice

Kerry Bursey-voice

Arthur Tanguay-Labrosse-voice

John Giffen-voice

William Kraushaar-voice

Priya Shah-voice


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UPC: 771028125326

Label: Ambiances Magnetiques
Catalog ID: AM_253
Squidco Product Code: 28603

Format: CD
Condition: New
Released: 2020
Country: Canada
Packaging: Cardboard Gatefold
Recorded at Studio Bande a part by Nataq Huault, Stufio Makina by Blaise Borboen-Leonard, Studio Jean-Francois Blouin by Jean-Francois Blouin.

Descriptions, Reviews, &c.

"The first album of the composer and vocalist Gabriel Dharmoo challenges, by the questions it raises, confusing reality in origins with deceptive roots. All in voice, Some Fictions invents its own language, with onomatopoeias and breaths, guttural sound effects and melodic flights, playfulness and culture. We are constantly swinging on geographies with familiarity yet unknown, drawing skillfully from tribal or liturgical hymns with unknown origins, inventions full of mischief and fuzzy connections. The avant-garde is diluted in a comedia dell'arte full of life and humor, unexpected and surprise. Brilliant."-Roland Torres, silenceandsound.me (translated by Google)


Artist Biographies

"Gabriel Dharmoo. Born Quebec City, Québec, 1981. Residence: Montréal, Québec. Composer, Performer (voice).

Gabriel Dharmoo's musical practice encompasses composition, improvisation and the research of South Indian Carnatic music.

As a composer, he has studied composition and analysis at the Conservatoire de musique de Montréal with Serge Provost and finished his studies with a "Prix avec grande distinction", the highest honour to be awarded. He has worked with emerging and established Canadian ensembles (ECM+, SMCQ, Soundstreams, Gryphon Trio, Aventa, Arraymusic, Motion Ensemble) as well as with Neue Vocalsolisten Stuttgart from Germany. His works have been performed in Canada, the USA, France, Germany, Australia, Singapore and South Africa. In addition to winning 6 prizes from the SOCAN Foundation Awards for Young Composers, he was awarded the 2011 Fernand-Lindsay Prix d'Europe composition prize and the Canada Council for the Arts' 2011 Robert Fleming Prize. He is an associate composer at the Canadian Music Centre as well as a member of SOCAN and the Canadian League of Composers.

Having researched Carnatic music with 4 renowned masters in Chennai (India) in 2008 and 2011, his personal style explores the theme of post-exotism and the interplay between tradition and novelty.

As a vocal improviser, Gabriel has sung across Canada (Montreal, Québec, Vancouver, Banff) and in Berlin, Germany. In 2013-14, a development grant from the Canada Council for the Arts allowed him to work with vocalists Phil Minton (UK) and Ute Wassermann (Germany), as well as yodel and overtone specialist Christian Zehnder (Switzerland) and beatboxer Shlomo (UK). Inspired by contrasting vocal expressions in different cultures in time and space, he conceives his voice as both a raw and a sophisticated instrument. His musical language is a blend of diverse classical, avant-garde and traditional elements, mediated by an interest in linguistics and ethno/zoomusicology."

-ActuelleCD (http://www.actuellecd.com/en/bio/dharmoo_ga/)
2/28/2024

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"Elizabeth Lima. Born Quebec City, Québec, 1981. Residence: Montréal, Québec. Composer, Performer (clarinet). Known for Ample et de l'Ensemble Kô."

-ActuelleCD (http://www.actuellecd.com/en/bio/lima_el/)
2/28/2024

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Track Listing:



1. Trompe de Cataimaans 2:02

2. Notre meute 12:40

3. Duo de Porketche 2:59

4. Futile Spells 14:02

5. Duo de Moogeon 1:31

6. Averse et enfants Lpienr 2:28

7. Vaai Irandu 8:33

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Ambiances Magnetiques
Avant-Garde
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Musique Actuelle
Unusual Vocal Forms
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Canadian Composition & Improvisation
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