The Pointe-à-Callière museum asked André Duchesne to compose the 13th Symphonies portuaires (harbour symphonies). Their website tells us that the “author-composer-performer and guitarist André Duchesne will have the honour of presenting an original work to be played on the horns of ships overwintering in the Old Port. The score will include some other unusual urban instruments, from tugboat horns to bells and train whistles.” The event will take place on March 4 and 11, 2007 near place Royale and Pointe-à-Callière, and it’s free. Want to know more about his work? Go listen to some extracts of his recent album Cordes à danser… suite saguenayenne.
Le Silence des hommes [The Silence of Men] sees the poet and performer D. Kimm paired up with musician Bernard Falaise for a journey through their love of words and emotions. Moreover, three love songs are interpreted by special guests Pierre Cartier, André Duchesne, and Michel Faubert.
Many musicians and ensembles from the Ambiances Magnétiques label will take part in the 12th Guelph Jazz Festival (Ontario), to be held from September 7 — 11, 2005. Acts featured in this forthcoming edition include L’Ensemble Pierre Labbé on September 7; the trio of André Duchesne, Jean René and Pierre Tanguay as well as the Pierre Cartier Ensemble on September 8; Lori Freedman solo and the trio Évidence on September 9; and finally, the Fanfare Pourpour will parade through the city on September 10.
The Guitarévolution festival (Montréal) offers a panorama of the electric guitar’s future from September 28 to October 12, 2002. Do not miss, amongst others, “Ambiances Magnétiques plays the guitar” Thursday October 10 at La Chapelle, featuring Bernard Falaise, Daniel Heïkalo, Arthur Bull and saxophonist Pierre Labbé. Also scheduled, “3 guitars plus” with André Duchesne, Rainer Wiens, Jean-Claude Patry and nine other young guitarists. You can browse the complete schedule on the Innovations en concert website or by consulting La Liste.