Robert Normandeau

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Robert Normandeau (born March 11, 1955 in Quebec City, Quebec) is a Canadian electroacoustic music composer.[1][2]

Normandeau studied at the Université Laval in Quebec City, and at the Université de Montréal, where he studied with Marcelle Deschênes and Francis Dhomont. He currently is living in Montreal, Quebec, where he was appointed Professor of Electroacoustic Music Composition in 1999. With the release of Puzzles (empreintes DIGITALes, IMED 0575, 2005) he was the first on the label to embrace the short-lived high-quality if impractical DVD Audio format.[3]

Recordings[edit]

List of works[edit]

  • Bédé (1990)
  • Le cap de la tourmente (1984–1985)
  • La chambre blanche (1985–1986)
  • Chat noir (1995)
  • Chorus (2002), 16-track tape
  • Clair de terre (1999)
  • Convergence Radio (1989)
  • Éclats de voix (1991)
  • Éden (2003), 16-track tape
  • Électre suite (2000)
  • Ellipse (1999)
  • L'envers du temps (1998, 2000), guitar, and tape
  • Erinyes (2001)
  • Erinyes pour Lucie (2005), interactive system; choreography by Lucie Grégoire
  • Figures de rhétorique (1997), tape, and piano
  • The Flautist (2001)
  • Fragments (1992)
  • Hamlet-Machine with Actors (2003), 16-track tape
  • Jeu (1989)
  • Jeu blanc (2001), tape, and flute
  • Kuppel (2006)
  • Malina (2000)
  • Matériau pour Médée (2005)
  • Matrechka (1986)
  • Mémoires vives (1989)
  • Musique holographique (1984–1985)
  • Palimpseste (2005, 06)
  • Palindrome (2005–2006)
  • Le petit prince (1994)
  • Puzzle (2003), 16-track tape
  • Le renard et la rose (1995)
  • Rumeurs (Place de Ransbeck) (1987)
  • Spleen (1993)
  • StrinGDberg (2001–2003), 16-track tape
  • Tangram (1992)
  • Tropes (1991)
  • Venture (1998)

References[edit]

  1. ^ Don Michael Randel (2003). The Harvard Dictionary of Music. Belknap Press of Harvard University Press. p. 288. ISBN 978-0-674-01163-2. 
  2. ^ Chris Yurkiw (1998-02-11). "On the 50th anniversary of "musique concrète," Montreal's electroacoustic composers are still watching the cement dry". Mirror (Montreal). Retrieved 2010-08-23. 
  3. ^ "29-July-2012 Interview On Outsight Radio Hours". Archive.org. Retrieved 19 August 2012. 

Further reading[edit]

  • Paland, Ralph. “In akusmatischer Nacht: Elektroakustische Proust-Bilder franko-kanadischer Komponisten im poetologischen Kontext der Musique acousmatique.” In Marcel Proust und die Musik: Beiträge des Symposions der Marcel Proust Gesellschaft in Wien im November 2009, edited by Albert Gier, 233–84. Berlin: Insel Verlag, 2012. ISBN 978-3-458-17459-2.
  • Steenhuisen, Paul. "Interview with Robert Normandeau". In Sonic Mosaics: Conversations with Composers. Edmonton: University of Alberta Press, 2009. ISBN 978-0-88864-474-9.

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