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.
On October 7, 8, 14, and 15, 2009, Tour de Bras is in Montréal for four nights of improvisations with Ze Bigue Band, the cream of musicians of Rimouski and Montréal. A family reunion through the Maisons de la culture: Côte-des-Neiges, Ahuntsic, Plateau-Mont-Royal and Frontenac. You will hear amongst others, the musicians Michel F Côté,Martin Tétreault, Éric Normand, Jean Derome, Bernard Falaise, Philippe Lauzier, Isaiah Ceccarelli, Pierre-Yves Martel, Lori Freedman, Gordon Allen, Brigitte Lacasse, Diane Labrosse and Danielle Palardy Roger.