De souffles et de machines, 1er CD de Quasar exclusivement consacré à des oeuvres pour saxophones et électronique vient de paraitre sur Étiquette DAME (collection qb).

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Oeuvres de : Pierre Alexandre Tremblay, Pedro Rebelo, André Hamel et Wolf Edwards

The Electro Series, a biennial event by Quasar fostering exploration, collaboration and the emergence of new ideas

The 21st Century has seen technology come to the forefront of musical invention, as it has in other spheres. Digital processing in conjunction with acoustic instruments has given us a new form of art, here to stay and sure to evolve. With their passions for the music of our times and for sonic exploration, in 2003 Quasar set forth on a new adventure which would result in the inauguration of the Electro Series.

Quasar is pleased to congratulate Pierre Alexandre Tremblay who won the Jules Léger prize chamber music, awarded by the Canada Council for the Arts for his work Les pâleurs de la lune. This piece for saxophone quartet and live electronics was commissioned by Quasar  with the support of the Canada Council for the Arts. The premiere took place in March 2014 at CIRMMT under the Electro series produced by Quasar. Since then, the piece was performed in Dresden (Germany), Edinburgh (Scotland) and Tallinn (Estonia).

J'M'EN SAX, an instrumental theater created by Michel Smith won the Opus prize "concert de l'année musique actuelle, électroacoustique" at the 19th gala held by the Conseil québécois de la musique on February 7  in Montreal's Bourgie Hall. 

Congratulations to everyone : composer Michel Smith , Quasar's musicians, and all the creative team : Guillaume Barrette, Rodolphe St-Arnaud, Sonia Paco-Rocchia, Audrey Southière, Midori and Sandra Wang.

Thanks to all, guests musicians, composers, partners an audience membres for a wonderful concert. Look at  the photo-album on our Facebook page

And thanks to Charles Belisle for the picture!


Quasar is nominated for two OPUS prizes for Michel Smith's intrumental theater:

-Création de l'année

-Concert de l'année musique actuelle, électroacoustique

Bravo and good luck!