Disque Bleu : Now Available!
Disque Bleu : Quasar launches a sixth album Made In Quebec
Montréal, June 3rd, 2022 – After promoting it exclusively at the 38th Festival International de Musique Actuelle de Victoriaville (FIMAV), Quasar officially launches their Disque Bleu today on Bandcamp.
This sixth release by QUASAR, dedicated to composers based in Quebec, is a return to their roots with five acoustic works recorded in 2020 at the Chapelle Historique du Bon-Pasteur. Resolutely cosmopolitan in scope, these composers offer contrasting and singular works that testify to the vitality and diversity of the new music scene in Quebec : Ofer Pelz – I Need To Hear It First (2018), Yannick Plamondon – Passage (2019), Émilie Girard-Charest – Bestiaire (2018), Katia Makdissi-Warren – ADN 0,5% (2019) and Michael Oesterle – Sometime (2004).
"This recording is a tribute to composers who touch us, move us and inspire us. With this recording, we want to engrave their works in our musical heritage so that they reach the public of today and tomorrow" – Marie-Chantal Leclair, artistic director and soprano saxophonist
We will see you on the Bandcamp platform to get the brand new Blue Disc for $8 (digital format) or $10 (physical format)! Hurry up, quantities are limited!
DISQUE BLEU (2022)
Quasar quatuor de saxophones
1. Ofer Pelz : I Need To Hear It First (2018)
2. Yannick Plamondon : Passage (2019)
3. Émilie Girard-Charest : Bestiaire (2018)
4. Katia Makdissi-Warren : ADN 0,5% (2019)
5. Michael Oesterle : Sometime (2004)
Recorded at la Chapelle Historique du Bon-Pasteur (Montréal) on 19-20-21.10.2020
Artistic Direction : QUASAR
Sound Design and Editing: Pierre Léger
Graphic Design and Production: Réjean Myette
Direction : Laurent Major
Translation : Anthony Collins
This disc was produced with the assistance of the Canada Council for the Arts, the Quebec Council of Arts and Letters and the Montreal Council for the Arts.
Thanks to Simon Blanchette, Cultural Agent – Chapelle Historique du Bon-Pasteur
About Quasar Saxophone Quartet
Marie-Chantal Leclair – soprano saxophone
Mathieu Leclair – alto saxophone alto
André Leroux – tenor saxophone
Jean-Marc Bouchard – baritone saxophone
The Quasar saxophone quartet is passionate about the music of its time and dedicated to the creation and promotion of contemporary music. The group's ventures include instrumental music, improvisation, and electronics. Whether solo or accompanied by a symphony orchestra, acoustic or plugged-in, Quasar offers its audiences unique and deeply original programming. The ensemble has been awarded 9 OPUS prizes by the Conseil Québécois de la musique, including "Artist of the Year". Quasar presents a series of concerts in Montreal each season and performs regularly in Canada and abroad.
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