Francis Dhomont Turns 90 : Le cri du Choucas

I missed it last month, when on November 1st Francis Dhomont celebrated his 90th birthday. 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 […]

Mario Rodrigue’s “Tilt” : Electroacoustic Music

Mario Rodrigue pursued his musical studies under the direction of Marcelle Deschênesand, Francis Dhomont, and obtained his Bachelor in electroacoustic compositionfrom the Université de Montréal. His piece Tilt won the 1st Prize in the electroacoustic category and the Grand Prize in 7th CBC National Competition for Young Composers (1986) and Cristaux liquides was awarded a mention at […]

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 […]

Scott Miller : high adventure avant garde music of the best sort

Scott Miller is a composer of electroacoustic, orchestral, chamber, choral and multimedia works described as ‘high adventure avant garde music of the best sort’ (Classical-Modern Music Review) and ‘inspir[ing] real hope & optimism for the future of electroacoustic music.’ (5against4.com). Known for his interactive electroacoustic chamber music and experimental performance pieces, Miller has twice been named a […]

Mauricio Pauly : electroacoustic chamber music

Mauricio Pauly is a Costa Rican composer based in the United Kingdom since 2007. He specializes in writing music for chamber instrumental ensembles, which he often augments with performatory amplification and real-time electronic processing. His music is designed under the assumption that the listener can be primed to experience a sense of poetic structure; that […]

Streaming electroacoustic music

One of the premier vendors for learning about and buying electroacoustic music has been the excellent Canadian site electrocd.com.  Recently they added a streaming offer at their sister site, electro:thèque, that is priced fairly reasonably at $79.00 CAD (which because of the favorable exchange rate against the US dollar, computes to a little over $60.00 USD for twelve months […]