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.

On December 15, the Conseil Québécois de la Musique announced its nominations for the Opus Awards Gala of the 2020-2021 season, which will take place on March 6th.

We are very pleased and honored to announce that our latest album De Souffles et de Machines III is one of the finalists in the Album of the Year in the category - Current, Electro-acoustic Music!

Thank you and congratulations to the participants and our collaborators:

composers Jimmie LeBlanc, Georgia Spiropoulos, Annesley Black and Sergej Maingardt;

Quasar saxophone quartet will be in a professional development residency at the Centre d’Expérimentation Musicale (CEM) in the month of December to present the concert Ode au métal.

Big news! Our last four albums – Miroir des vents (2009), Du souffle (2015), De souffles et de machines (2016) and De souffles et de machines III (2021) –  are now available as digital downloads on our Bandcamp page for $8 CDN apiece. You can now have all of our recordings from the past twelve years on your favourite device.

De souffles et de machines, the first CD from Quasar exclusively dedicated to works for saxophones and electronic devices has just been launched on the DAME label (collection qb).

Available online on the site of DAME

With works by: Pierre Alexandre Tremblay, Pedro Rebelo, André Hamel and Wolf Edwards

After recording last Spring, we are now at the editing stage. Here we are at Studio 270 with composer Philippe Leroux who came to help out on his piece Du souffle. We're looking forward to presenting this new CD which will be released next December on the DAME label (qb collection).

Since last Fall, we have been working on a new double album. At last!

The first CD will be devoted to electroacoustic works and the second to works mixing live instruments and electronics. We have already recorded works by André Hamel, Jimmie LeBlanc, Philippe Leroux, Pierre Alexandre Tremblay, Pedro Rebelo and Wolf Edwards.


Photo: Quasar with composer Philippe Leroux at Studio 270.