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Artists Rémy Bélanger de Beauport

As a musician, Rémy Bélanger de Beauport is first and foremost a free-improv cellist. He plays piano for ballet classes, electric bass, guitar and drums for rock bands and vocals in different contexts. As a mathematician, he has taught college-level math. He also organizes events and gets himself involved in many causes.

Originally from Québec City, Rémy’s artistic practice as an experimental musician dates back to his teenage years. Influenced by Karlheinz Stockhausen and Nirvana, he publishes a first recording in 2003, with noise trio soda pop for a Déluge/Alterflow compilation. The same year, he releases an album as duo KL6 39E, on guitar, before switching over to the cello, starting the Fenaison trio with a first album on Ambiances Magnétiques in 2007.

Since then, he has been active in many long and short term projects: as a singer in Ensemble Partiel, he performs Stimmung, by Karlheinz Stockhausen; as a free-improv cellist, he plays in Le Veau / The Veal on Cuchabata Records (Faire l’amour aux banques, 2015) and is regularly invited to play one-off concerts. As the cellist in GGRIL (an improvisers’ orchestra based in Rimouski, Québec) he is heard on Combines (Tour de bras, 2015) and has performed in France and Italy as part of a European tour in 2016. While living in Belring in 2015-2016, he formed string trio THUYA with bass player Klaus Kürvers and violinist Gerhard Uebele (Live @ the CLUB, Creative Sources Recordings, 2016) and joined the Berlin Improvisers’ Orchestra. He has recently released a flexidisc Angenehmer Duft on Kohlenstoff Records and a solo album D’éclisses on Ambiances Magnétiques.

Rémy often works with dancers and choreographers, like Valerie Sabbah with whom he performs as Roméo & Juliette. He plays piano for ballet classes in various institutions such as L’École supérieure de ballet du Québec, L’École de danse de Québec and the Royal Academy of Dance, Berlin. For the Réseau d’enseignement de la danse, he composed and recorded, with percussionist Steve Hamel, music targeted for the teaching of Simonson Jazz dance in 2015.

Rémy has participated in several festivals as a free-improv cellist, Festival international de musique actuelle in Victoriaville, Francofolies in Montréal, Festival international de la littérature in Montréal, Festival des musiques de créations in Saguenay-Lac-Saint-Jean, Rencontres de musiques spontanées in Rimouski, Kunst und Kultur Forum in Berlin.

Rémy graduated in composition and music theory at McGill University, in mathematics at Université du Québec à Montréal and participates in improvisation masterclasses, perhaps more notably with Jean Derome, Lori Freedman, Fred Frith, Tristan Honsinger and Joëlle Léandre. He has earned scholarships and awards from McGill University in 2003, 2009 and 2010, the Coup de cœur SuperMusique in 2008 with Quintette de l’Halloween and the Prix culturel Rimouskois, pour la relève in 2013.

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Rémy Bélanger de Beauport

Residence: Quebec City (Québec)

  • Composer
  • Performer (cello, voice)

Associated Groups

Rémy Bélanger de Beauport, photo: Jean-Claude Désinor, 2007
Rémy Bélanger de Beauport, photo: Jean-Claude Désinor, 2007
  • Ensemble SuperMusique during the public workshop, photo: Céline Côté, Montréal (Québec), May 7, 2017
  • Ensemble SuperMusique, during the public workshop, plays the piece Les états conducted by Joane Hétu, photo: Céline Côté, Montréal (Québec), May 7, 2017
  • Ensemble SuperMusique, during the public workshop, plays the piece Collision conducted by Danielle Palardy Roger, photo: Céline Côté, Montréal (Québec), May 7, 2017
  • Ensemble SuperMusique during the public workshop, under the direction of Jean Derome, photo: Céline Côté, Montréal (Québec), May 7, 2017
  • Ensemble SuperMusique plays the piece En arrivant par le nuage de Oort, photo: Céline Côté, Montréal (Québec), April 6, 2017
  • Ensemble SuperMusique, under the direction of Lisa Cay Miller, plays the piece Water Carrier, photo: Céline Côté, Montréal (Québec), April 6, 2017
  • Ensemble SuperMusique plays the piece Préoccupant, c’est préoccupant, photo: Céline Côté, Montréal (Québec), April 6, 2017
  • Rémy Bélanger de Beauport in concert at DAME: Archive / mémoire, photo: Céline Côté, February 16, 2017

Main Releases

Ambiances Magnétiques / AM 233, AM 233_NUM / 2016
Ambiances Magnétiques / AM 169 / 2007

Appearances

Ambiances Magnétiques / AM 239, AM 239_NUM / 2017
Tour de bras / TDB 990001 / 2013

Complements

Kohlenstoff / KOHL 034 / 2016
  • Not in catalogue

Folio

Ambiances Magnétiques / AM 233, AM 233_NUM / 2016

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