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Jean Derome

Perhaps one of the most visible statistics of Montreal’s musique actuelle picture, saxophonist and composer Jean Derome can be among the instigators from the music community represented from the Ambiances Magnétiques label he co-founded. The actual fact that he’s a graduate of the faculty of Pataphysics and was the receiver of the exclusive Freddie Stone Honor in 1992 will go quite a distance to describe the mixture of absurd, childish fun and dead-serious avant-garde jazz within his compositions. When asked the type of music it really is that he takes on, he informed Coda Journal, “I play music. Not really jazz or other things for example. Simply music.” Created within the 1955 in Montreal, Derome 1st analyzed flute at his delivery city’s Conservatoire de Musique du Québec. He trained flute and music theory in a variety of Montreal schools from 1974 to 1983. For the time being, he started to are a multi-instrumentalist, adding alto and baritone saxophone, and later on several hand-held tools and small items to his arsenal. His ground-laying function in the brand new jazz trio Nébu (1973) as well as the free of charge improv laboratory Outfit de Musiques Improvisésera de Montréal (or EMIM, were only available in 1978) resulted in the creation, in 1983, from the collective and record label Ambiances Magnétiques, as well as René Lussier, André Duchesne, and Robert Marcel Lepage. A few of Derome’s initial accessible albums were middle-’80s duo recordings with improvisational Montreal guitarist Lussier beneath the name Les Granules. Derome and Lussier started collaborating in 1978, documenting soundtracks for the Country wide Film Plank of Canada, and both proved helpful in several creative collaborations for quite some time following, becoming possibly the best-recognized brands and most-heard music artists of Montreal’s solid avant-garde music community. Derome was this integral contributor towards the city’s musique actuelle picture the fact that name from the label he co-founded had become synonymous using the music and locale, such as “the Ambiances Magnétiques audience.” Still, unlike his labelmates, he had taken a couple of years before launching his initial project being a head, Confitures de Gagaku (ironically, in the Victo label, 1988). In the first ’90s, Derome produced the task Jean Derome et les Dangereux Zhoms, a great band which has produced four albums and several well-received festival performances. He’s also often noticed in Les Patenteux du Québec, in addition to in regular collaborations with saxophonist, Ambiances Magnétiques’ movie director, and wife Joane Hétu. In the mid-’90s in to the brand-new millennium, his actions have been break up between fun-ridden group tasks (Je Me Souviens, les Dangereux Zhoms, Canot-Camping, Fanfare Pourpour [both with and minus the past due Lars Hollmer, with whom Derome had performed within the Swedish accordionist/composer’s Looping House Orchestra]), jazz (the present day creative jazz clothing Trio Derome Guilbeault Tanguay, the Thelonious Monk tribute trio Évidence), much more serious music for theatre and dance (La Bête, 3 Musiques Pour UBU), and abstract free of charge improv (Nous Perçons les Oreilles). Derome offers collaborated with several international music artists including English avant-garde guitarist Fred Frith (in Keep carefully the Puppy) and drummer Chris Cutler (Three Suites Piece is really a documenting of Cutler, Derome, and Lussier on ReR). Derome released his 1st entirely solo recording, Le Magasin de Tissu, in 2001. Having premiered his Dangereux Zhoms music group live in the starting night concert from the tenth wedding anniversary Event International de Musique Actuelle de Victoriaville (FIMAV) back 1992, Derome was asked to put together an extended edition of the group to open up the 25th FIMAV in 2008, as well as the display was documented within the recording Plates-Formes et Traquenards released within the Victo label the next year. Like a way of measuring his standing like a innovator of innovative and avant-garde music in Quebec, Might 2015 marked the beginning of Année Jean Derome 15-16 (the entire year Jean Derome 15-16), a yearlong special event starting circa the event of his 60th birthday and having a wide selection of concerts and occasions demonstrating the number of his skills as bandleader, composer, improviser, reedman, flutist, and much more. Derome’s celebratory calendar year kicked off with one of is own most ambitious live tasks up to now, a functionality of his “thematic video game piece” “Résistances” by way of a 20-piece ensemble over the starting nights the 31st FIMAV on, may 14, 2015. That same calendar year saw the discharge of the record (on Ambiances Magnétiques) representing Derome’s compositional aspect, Musique du Chambres, 1992-2012.

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