As the global reputation, reach, and repertoire of Montréal’s Quatuor Bozzini has grown over the last two decades, one thing that hasn’t changed is the peerless string quartet’s dedication to performing the work of composers from its Canadian homeland. The Serbian-born Ana Sokolović has lived in Québec since 1992, and this collection underlines her unique sensibility, deriving ideas from her engagement with theater, ballet, and folk music. The centerpiece of the album is her three-part Commedia dell’arte, with each three-movement work named for and inspired by different characters of the Italian theatrical tradition. Here, she privileges evocation provided by extended and percussive techniques over traditional structures.
On October 31st, our friend and fellow musician Rémy Bélanger de Beauport was the victim of a sword attack and was seriously injured. In support of Rémy Bélanger de Beauport, DAME has decided to give him 100% of the proceeds from the sales of his two albums Plat and D’éclisses released on Ambiances Magnétiques until March 31st, 2021. Rémy wants people to listen to his music, this is a great opportunity!
Several of our older titles are no longer available in physical format, and we are pleased to announce that those albums are now available as download!
- Je me souviens — Hommage à Georges Perec; Tu r’luttes
- Riel, Plaidoyer musical / Musical Plea
- 1. Grrr
- 2. Tok
- 3. Ahhh
- Visions fugitives op. 22
We have added 10 items to our shop today:
- Nébuleuses by Beta Lyræ
- Visions fugitives op. 22 by Quartetski
- Plat by Fenaison
- 4. Hmmm by Martin Tétreault, Otomo Yoshihide
- 3. Ahhh by Martin Tétreault, Otomo Yoshihide
- 2. Tok by Martin Tétreault, Otomo Yoshihide
- 1. Grrr by Martin Tétreault, Otomo Yoshihide
- Riel, Plaidoyer musical / Musical Plea by Normand Guilbeault
- Je me souviens — Hommage à Georges Perec; Tu r’luttes by Jean Derome
- Locomotive by Locomotive
Find out more about them today!
Tortues vapeur (Steamed Turtles) is a digital release from Montréalers Susanna Hood and Martin Tétreault, who really are performance artists more than musicians. The sounds they produce are primarily of electroacoustic provenance. Although the six tracks are given titles, they provide no guidance to their content. Each is an amalgam of noise, rhythms, textures, voice and snippets of previously recorded material, creating a sound-garden to be tilled or left fallow as the listener chooses. So regardless of how this process is described, it’s certainly not for the faint of heart.