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.
The holiday season is back and to celebrate, DAME offers you its yearly Christmas sale! From December 4, 2009, to January 4, 2010, look for the red tags to find 70 titles at a 25% to 50% discount. Here’s your chance to fill the holes in your collection and to discover the hidden and not-so-hidden nuggets in the DAME catalogue.
Three new Ambiances Magnétiques releases ranked well on Guelph’s CFRU charts. The new Self Made by Ganesh Anandan and Hans Reichel, and Shadows of Forgotten Ancestors by Rainer Wiens make the top two places. And finally, My 20th Century, by Tim Brady, ranked 7th.
The radio series “Simulcast 2.0: Sackville” will take place on July 28 - August 24, 2009 on CHMA 106.9 FM in Sackville (New Brunswick, Canada) and online (www.mta.ca/students/chma/listen.htm). Four Canadian sound and radio artists have been asked to provide a single sustaining sound to be broadcasted from 2am to 6am. 12:00 by Hélène Prévost will be presented during the first week. Compositions by Mario Gauthier (Transparences in six parts, one per night), i8u (Still Life), and Stéphane Claude (Waves Array) will follow, one per week, until the end of the series.
Until July 31, 2009, look for the red tags to find many titles discount. Here’s your chance to discover what’s new in the DAME catalogue.
[Finished on July 31, 2009.]
On May 15, 2009 Bozzini Quartet was awarded the prize of German Record Critics’ Award: Quarterly Critics’ Choice for the disc Arbor Vitæ released on the label Collection QB in 2008. Arbor Vitæ pays homage to the Canadian-American composer James Tenney with performances of the complete quartets and quintets.