Intakt Records is a great Swiss label with world-class improv and avant-garde performers including Anthony Braxton, Fred Frith, Mark Feldman, Sylvie Courvoisier, Elliott Sharp and many others. Get acquainted also with their affiliated label Maya Recordings.
Six DAME albums are nominated for the 2009 Opus Prizes. Arbor Vitæ by the Bozzini Quartet and Miroir des vents by Quasar are both nominated in the “Disc of the Year — Modern and Contemporary Musics” category. As for Live at Upstairs 2008 by Normand Guilbeault Ensemble is nominated in the “Disc of the Year — Musique actuelle, Electroacoustics” category. Y’a du bruit dans ma cabane by Ensemble SuperMusique and Pas de deux by Fred Frith and Danielle Palardy Roger are nominated in the “Disc of the Year — Musique actuelle, Electroacoustics.” Additionally, Confiture de Gagaku by Jean Derome is nominated for “Concert of the Year — actuelle and electroacoustic musics”. The 13th Opus Prize Gala will take place on January 31, 2010 at the Salle Claude-Champagne, Université de Montréal.
Great news! Five Ambiances Magnétiques albums ranked amongst the best releases of 2008!
- Top 5: Le Phénix by Les Poules (Délire Actuel, CFLX-FM, Sherbrooke, Québec)
- Top 10: Clic by Bernard Falaise (CIBL-FM, Montréal, Québec)
- Top 15: Y’a du bruit dans ma cabane by Ensemble Supermusique (Delire Actuel, CFLX-FM, Sherbrooke, Québec)
- Top 20: Pas de deux by Danielle Palardy Roger and Fred Frith (Squidco, USA)
- Top 100: Visions Fugitives Op.22 by Quartetski Does Prokofiev (CKUT-FM, Montréal, QC)
As part of the “Concerts/CD release" component of their Montréal concert season, Productions SuperMusique, in collaboration with DAME, will present two exceptional duos: a great moment in the here and now with Frith + Roger, as well as Côté + Ceccarelli, two quite unusual musicians. The concert will take place at Le Cabaret du Musée Juste pour rire on December 10, 2008.
Recorded live at the Festival des musiques de création in Jonquière (Québec) and at La Sala Rossa in Montréal, Danielle Palardy Roger and Fred Frith release Pas de deux, one of Ambiances Magnétiques’ latest titles. A first encounter between two master improvisers, Pas de deux faithfully communicates the energy and telepathy experienced by these two musicians.