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February 21 – 23, 2007: Wolves Waiting for New Moons

Thursday, February 8, 2007 In concert

We are looking forward to seeing the continuation of Treize lunes series, a complete show created by Daniel Soulières, Louise Bédard, Jean Derome, Antoine Berthiaume, and Lucie Bazzo. This time, 7 artists wil get together to howl at the moon: first, on Wednesday February 21, then on February 22, and on February 23,2007, very last chance to take part in this extraordinary event. The show brings together 7 artists of Danse-Cité and the Ensemble SuperMusique (you should go on SuperMusique website to check out where the performances will take place: url below). In addition, you may want to listen to the new album’s group Nouvelle musique d’hiver

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A Second Winter According to Hétu

Wednesday, February 7, 2007 New releases

The last release of Joane Hétu, Nouvelle musique d’hiver, which you may want to listen to while watching a bonfire, is a real audio documentary about winter constructed in four sections: Joyeux temps, Être dans le vent, La marmotte, and Calcium sloche. You will hear the musicians of the Ensemble SuperMusique (Jean Derome, Guillaume Dostaler, Joane Hétu, Diane Labrosse, Pierre Tanguay), Lori Freedman, Martin Tétreault, and Gilles Derome in thrilling improvisations.

July 7, 2006: Ensemble SuperMusique Live at the FIJM

Tuesday, July 4, 2006 In concert

For the “contamporary jazz” series of the Festival international de jazz de Montréal (FIJM), Ensemble SuperMusique (Jean Derome, saxophones, flutes, game calls; Joane Hétu, voice, alto saxophone; Diane Labrosse, sampler; Danielle Palardy Roger, percussions; Pierre Tanguay, percussions; Martin Tétreault, turntables) will present Canevas 2006 at the Musée d’art contemporain de Montréal on July 7, 2006.

March 16 – 18, 2006: Filature, Hétu’s Sound Theatre Premieres in Montréal

Tuesday, March 7, 2006 In concert

Saxophonist/vocalist Joane Hétu’s latest work — Filature, a “sound theatre” in three acts — will be presented at Usine C (Montréal) on March 16, 17, and 18, 2006. Filature is a musical allegory on the materials weavers use: warp, weft and pattern. {nbio:hetu_jo} unveils creative fabrics of sound and visuals, where music, dance, video art and lighting intertwine.

Filature will be interpreted by the Ensemble SuperMusique (Joane Hétu, musical direction, saxophone alto, vocals; Mélanie Auclair, cello; Guido Del Fabbro, violin, electronics; Jean Derome, saxophones, flutes, vocals; Claire Gignac, saxophones, flutes, vocals; Normand Guilbeault, double bass; Diane Labrosse, digital sampler, vocals; Danielle Palardy Roger, percussions; Pierre Tanguay, percussions, vocals; Némo Venba, trumpet).

More info at the Opus Prizes

Thursday, December 8, 2005 General

Many artists are nominated for the 9th Opus prizes, awarded since 1996 by the Conseil québécois de la musique. The concert Palimpseste d’orchestre, revisiting the musics of Joane Hétu, Diane Labrosse and Danielle Palardy Roger is nominated for “Concert of the Year — actuelle and electroacoustic musics”. Playing Guitar: Symphony #1 by Tim Brady and Portrait Montréal by the Bozzini Quartet will face-off in the category “Disc of the Year — Modern and contemporary musics”. Canevas «+» by the Ensemble SuperMusique and Estrapade by morceaux_de_machines are both nominated for “Disc of the Year — Musique actuelle, Electroacoustics”. Finally, Mingus Erectus, by the Normand Guilbeault Ensemble is nominated for “Disc of the Year — Jazz and World music”. Winners will be announced on January 22, 2006.