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Normand, Eric

Demission Definitive Du Patron

Normand, Eric: Demission Definitive Du Patron (Tour de Bras)

Two large compositions by Montreal bassist Éric Normand, the first in a quintet with Camille Brisson, Antoine Simard, Marc-Antoine Mackin and Sébastien Maltais, using electronics, objects and motors; the second an acoustic work performed by the Quasar saxophone quartet of Marie-Chantale Leclerc, Mathieu Leclerc, André Leroux & Jean-Marc Bouchard.
 

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Eric Normand-electric bass, objects, percussion

Camille Brisson-flute, motors, objects

Antoine Simard-double bass and objects

Marc-Antoine Mackin-Guay-baritone guitar, objects

Sebastien Maltais-electric bass, objects

Marie-Chantale Leclair-soprano saxophone

Mathieu Leclair-alto saxophone

Andre Leroux-tenor saxophone

Jean-Marc Bouchard-baritone saxophone


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Label: Tour de Bras
Catalog ID: TDB9042cd
Squidco Product Code: 29350

Format: CD
Condition: New
Released: 2020
Country: Canada
Packaging: Cardstock Foldover in a clear vinyl sleeve
Track 1 recorded at the Salle Orphee (Arvida), in Jonquiere, Quebec, Canada, in October, 2019, by Pascal Beaulieu.

Track 2 recorded at Gesu, in Montreal, Canada, on October 4th, 2018, by John Klepko.

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Two large compositions by Montreal bassist Éric Normand, the first in a quintet with Camille Brisson, Antoine Simard, Marc-Antoine Mackin and Sébastien Maltais, using electronics, objects and motors; the second an acoustic work performed by the Quasar saxophone quartet of Marie-Chantale Leclerc, Mathieu Leclerc, André Leroux & Jean-Marc Bouchard,



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"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 2/21/2024

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"Antoine Simard studied at the Conservatoire de Saguenay where he obtained a postgraduate diploma in double bass interpretation in 2009. He was a principal double bassist for the Baie-Comeau String Orchestra and was also a member of the National Youth Orchestra of Canada in 2007 and 2008. He has performed in several improvised music contexts: one of the founding members of the Saguenay Musical Improvisation League, Le Festival des Musiques de Création, the Center d ' Musical experimentation. Antoine collaborates on the Saguenay cultural scene also through his association with the Bar à Pitons where he has performed at the Jazz and Scotch evenings which have presented nearly 200 jazz concerts since the fall of 2010."

-CEM (Translated by Google) (http://cemproduction.com/fr/a-propos/les-membres-fr/2-uncategorised/53-antoine-simard-contrebassiste)
2/21/2024

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Marc-Antoine Mackin is a Quebec guitarist, known for the group GGRIL, Projet RL, and his work with Éric Normand.

-Squidco 2/21/2024

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Sébastien Maltais is a Quebec electric bass player, known for the Le projet Foubarasse and as a member of the metal band Metalord.

-Squidco 2/21/2024

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Marie-Chantale Leclair is a Montreal saxophonist, known for the Quasar quartet.

-Squidco 2/21/2024

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Mathieu Leclair is a Montreal saxophonist, known for the Quasar quartet.

-Squidco 2/21/2024

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"André Leroux holds a bachelors degree in music (classical saxophone) from Université de Montréal. Well known in the jazz field, André Leroux works regularly with major jazz musicians in Canada such as Michel Cusson, Vic Vogel and James Gelfand.He has recorded many CD's with various jazz ensembles and has played at all major jazz festivals across Canada and abroad.

He is currently working intensively with jazz pianist François Bourassa, in both duet and quartet formation, and performs regularly with various new music ensembles such as BradyWorks. Leroux is a founding member of the Quasar saxophone quartet, with whom he has premiered numerous works, exploring different aspects of artistic creation from instrumental music to live electronics, from improvisation to instrumental theatre."

-Effendi Records (http://www.effendirecords.com/en/artist/andre-leroux)
2/21/2024

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"With his passion for new music, saxophonist Jean-Marc Bouchard explores the repertoire from various angles as both performer and improviser. As part of the Quasar saxophone quartet (of which he is both a founding member and general manager), Bouchard has taken part in over 40 premieres ranging from music theatre to digitally treated works, by way of symphonic orchestra. Since it was founded in 1994, the quartet has appeared all over Canada, the United States and Europe. As a teacher, Bouchard founded and currently directs the Université de Montréal's improvisation workshop. This workshop brings together a variety of instrumentalists and provides fertile ground for musical exploration and discovery by university students who are interested in new music. As a soloist, Bouchard has worked regularly and in close collaboration with composer Jean-François Laporte. His work with Laporte includes premiering 4 works, some of which were written for invented instruments. One example among others includes his solo performance of November 2008, with the Orchestre National de France with Laporte's invented waves instrument."

-SMCQ (http://smcq.qc.ca/smcq/en/artiste/bouchard_jeanmarc/Jean-Marc_Bouchard/biographie)
2/21/2024

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Track Listing:



1. Demission definitive du patron 40:53

2. Le saxophone est un media 16:30

Related Categories of Interest:


Improvised Music
Free Improvisation
Musique Actuelle
Canadian Composition & Improvisation
Electro-Acoustic
Electro-Acoustic Improv
Objects and Home-made Instruments
Quintet Recordings
Recordings by or featuring Reed & Wind Players
Quartet Recordings

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