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Artists Éric Normand

Éric Normand is an improviser, bassist, instrument designer, composer, songwriter, singer and record and concert producer. He defines himself as an epidisciplinary musician, a free electron driven by its yearning for meetings.

As an improviser, he develop a personal and radical playing on a homemade electric bass equipped with mics and objects feedbacking and vibrating in small electronic devices, creating electric flux interrupted by the instrumental gesture.

With this set, he prefer to play duets, with Jim Denley (flute and sax), Philippe Lauzier (bass clarinet and sax), Xavier Charles (clarinet), Pierre-Yves Martel (viola de gamba and electronic), Jean-Luc Guionnet (saxophone), in addition of several spontaneous encounters.

He also compose for ensemble and multi-disciplinary projects.

Interested in collective creation and orchestral improvisation, he lead for seven years the Grand groupe régional d’improvisation libérée (GGRIL), a 15-piece band that have worked with composers such as Evan Parker, Jean Derome, Robert Marcel Lepage, and Michael Fischer.

His music has been programmed by or performed in several festivals in Canada, Australia and Europe. It has also been broadcasted by Radio-Canada, Australian Broadcasting Corporation, CBC, Radio Grenouille, and several college radio stations.

“… one of Canada’s most creative musical visions.” — Stuart Brommer, The Wholenote (Canada)

“… a highly disciplined approach to noise making.” — Dan Bigna, Real Art (Australia)

In 2019, he received the Prix du CALQ — Créateur de l’année au Bas-Saint-Laurent.

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Éric Normand

Québec, 1977

Residence: Rimouski (Québec)

  • Composer
  • Performer (bass, drum kit, voice, electronics)
  • Improviser

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Main releases

Ambiances Magnétiques / AM 254, AM 254_NUM / 2020
Tour de bras / TDB 9000 / 2020
Tour de bras / TDB 9042 / 2020
Tour de bras / TDB LINONTM / 2020
Mikroclimat / MKR 114 / 2019
Ambiances Magnétiques / AM 247, AM 247_NUM / 2018
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Inexhaustible Editions / IE 009 / 2018
Circum-Disc / MICROCIDI 011 / 2018
Sono sordo / S 06 / 2018
Tour de bras / TDB 9032 / 2018
Tour de bras / TDB 9024 / 2017
Tour de bras / TDB 9025 / 2017
Tour de bras / TDB 9018 / 2016
Tour de bras / TDB 90013 / 2014
Setola di Maiale / SM 2160 / 2013
MonotypeRec / MONO 047 / 2012
Le son 666 / 666 21 / 2010
Bug Incision / BIM 41 / 2010
Tour de bras / TDB 9005 / 2010
Ambiances Magnétiques / AM 183 / 2008
Tour de bras / TDB 3001 / 2008
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Tour de bras / TDB 9003 / 2006
Tour de bras / TDB 9033
Tour de bras / TDB 9045
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