XAVIER CHARLES « le dernier disque de Jazz du Xxème siècle » LP
He¹s working with many different people and style of music (improvised music, noisy, electroacoustic, sound poetry) : Martin Tetreault, The Ex, Pierre Berthet, Etage 34, Axel Dörner, Jacques Di Donato, Jérôme Jeanmart, John Butcher, Jean Pallandre, Marc Pichelin, Cris Cutler, Martine Altenburger, Frédéric Le Junter, Camel Zekri, Emmanuelle Pellegrini, Michel Doneda, Frédéric BlondyS He¹s now working on a system including clarinet, prepared bass, and vibrating speakers with different collectivs : Kristoff K.roll, Ossatura, La FlibusteSHe also organizes «Densités» a new music festival in Verdun .
Martin Tétreault, an internationally-renowned Montreal DJ and improviser, originally came from the milieu of the visual arts. His path has been marked out by various productions on compact disc and live performances with a range of collaborators: Diane Labrosse, René Lussier, Jean Derome, Michel F. Côté, I8U, Otomo Yoshihide, Kevin Drumm, Xavier Charles, Ikue Mori, and many more. He has abandoned the musical citation that he had been using in his work since he began in 1985 and now explores the intrinsic qualities of the turntable: the sound of the motor, of interference, and so on. He also uses needles, prepared surfaces (with thanks to John Cage), and small electronic instruments. The bruitiste approach of remaining analogical has allowed him to leave behind the question But what about royalties? and to get himself invited to electronic-music events! When he feels the need for a break from music, he goes back to the visual arts, where he sands, scrapes, cuts up books and magazines, and so on.
A percussionist, composer and inveterate inventor, Pierre Tanguay’s music shows the wide range of his experience in ancient and contemporary music, jazz, and music for dance, theatre and cinema. Born in Quebec City in 1957, he has devoted himself to music full-time since 1978.
He plays with some twenty established groups, such as Dangereux Zhoms, Évidence, Castor et compagnie and Karen Young, and is the founder of Strada, Midi Tapant and Derome Tanguay Danse. He has produced five albums and collaborated closely on some fifty others, and has more than twenty compositions for dance (Lucie Grégoire, Andrew Harwood, Irène Stamou and Francine Gagné) and a number for theatre and film (Allan Booth, Imago and Roberto Ariganello) to his credit. He regularly tours throughout Canada and Europe.