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March 8, 2003: Electronic Improv for Mature Listeners

Wednesday, March 5, 2003 In concert

You are invited at Casa del Popolo (Montréal) Saturday March 8, 2003 for an aural event of epic proportions: the head on meeting of parasites (the duet of turntablist Martin Tétreault and samplist Diane Labrosse) and morceaux_de_machines (Érick Dorion and A_dontigny, computers) in a sonic clash of beautiful patterns, uncompromising noise, surprising acousmatic movements and — yes! — even beats, scratches and pop samples! Although they have worked together before, it is the first time the four of them actually play as a quartet. Érick Dorion and Martin Tétreault are currently collaborating together on a forthcoming album, Diane Labrosse and A_dontigny will release theirs on No Type in april 2003, Télépathie, recorded live last year.

Opus Prizes Nominees…

Tuesday, November 5, 2002 General

Nominated for “Album of the year — actuelle, contemporary and electroacoustic music,” Parr(A)cousmatique by guitarist and composer Arturo Parra and Parasites by Diane Labrosse and Martin Tétreault.

Parasites live featuring japanese musician Haco

Sunday, February 3, 2002 New releases

Martin Tétreault (turntable) and Diane Labrosse (sampler), who recently released the album Parasites, will play live with japanese artist Haco (voice, electric mandolin) April 25, 2002 at Casa del Popolo (Montréal). Since the 80’s, Haco, a founding member of Hoahio, is a leading figure in alternative music in Japan and frequently plays with Otomo Yoshihide, Sachiko M and harpist Zeena Parkins.

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A new generation of Parasites

Tuesday, January 22, 2002 New releases

After the success of their last CD together, Île bizarre (with percussionist Ikue Mori), Diane Labrosse (sampler) and Martin Tétreault (turntable), offers us Parasites, where electronic noises and concretes sounds meets and fights to form yet unheard-of textures. This new CD was launched during a SuperBOOM concert at La Chapelle last November, just returning from a series of concerts in Europe (particularly at the Strasbourg museum of modern arts and at the Instants chavirés). Disquieting, dense and disturbing, Parasites will fulfill every abstract music lover’s desire.