Robert Normandeau’s cinema for the ear

Ater a BMus in Composition (Electroacoustics) from the Université Laval (Québec City, 1984) Robert Normandeau moved to Montréal and completed an MMus in Composition (1988) and the first PhDMus in Electroacoustic Composition (1992), under Marcelle Deschênes and Francis Dhomont. He is a founding member of the Canadian Electroacoustic Community (CEC, 1987). From 1986 to ’93, he … Continue reading Robert Normandeau’s cinema for the ear

New Voice: Sam Salem

Website | Soundcloud Sam Salem (b. 1982) currently resides in Manchester (UK), where he completed a MUSM in Electroacoustic Music Composition in 2007 and a PhD in Composition in 2011 at the University of Manchester. Sam’s work is focused upon the sounds of urban environments: each of his pieces focuses upon a specific geographical location. His music … Continue reading New Voice: Sam Salem

Composer Profile: Annette Krebs

Website Annette Krebs has been connected with music since her childhood. She studied music at "Hochschule für Musik und Darstellende Kunst" in Frankfurt/Main and finished her studies 1992 with the diploma. At the same time, she worked in painting. Since 1993 she has lived in Berlin and developed her own musical vocabulary.  She works within … Continue reading Composer Profile: Annette Krebs

Composer Profile: Pierre Alexandre Tremblay

Website Pierre Alexandre Tremblay (Montréal, 1975) is a composer and a performer on bass guitar and sound processing devices, in solo and within the groups ars circa musicæ (Paris, France), de type inconnu (Montréal, Québec), and Splice (London, England, UK). He is a member of the London-based collective Loop. His music is released by Empreintes … Continue reading Composer Profile: Pierre Alexandre Tremblay

Composer Profile: Alistair MacDonald

Website | Soundcloud Dr. Alistair MacDonald is a composer and performer based in Glasgow. Much of his work is collaborative; working with performers, artists and choreographers from different media and backgrounds, he makes work for performance, broadcast and installation internationally. Current projects include Strange Rainbow, a live electroacoustic duo with Scottish harp player Catriona McKay … Continue reading Composer Profile: Alistair MacDonald

Composer Profile: Francis Dhomont

Website |  electrocd | Discogs | Bio in Canadian Encylclopedia Francis Dhomont studied under Ginette Waldmeier, Charles Koechlin and Nadia Boulanger. In the late '40’s, in Paris (France), he intuitively discovered with magnetic wire what Pierre Schaeffer would later call “musique concrète” and consequently conducted solitary experiments with the musical possibilities of sound recording. Later, leaving behind instrumental writing, he dedicated himself exclusively to … Continue reading Composer Profile: Francis Dhomont