Pierre Alexandre Tremblay wins OPUS Prize Album of the Year

Dr Pierre Alexandre Tremblay‘s third album on Empreintes DIGITALes, Quelques Reflets, has been awarded the Opus Prize for Album of the Year (Electroacoustic and Musique Actuelle).

Pierre Alexandre will present this album on March 2 in the very intimate setting of Salon Bruit in Berlin, a production of the N.K. Project. The following day, he conducts an advanced MaxMSP workshop on the convolution suite developed with his HISS lab. More details on this suite of objects (HISSTools impulse response toolbox) coded by Alex Harker is available here.

Also in March, Pierre Alexandre is invited to be guest speaker at  the Radio Jazz Research Conference, during the Burghausen Jazz Festival, 15-17 March. His talk, entitled ‘Splice, or blurred boundaries in Post-Free-Jazz practice: studio/stage, electro/acoustic, composition/improvisation’, will explore the line between real-time and differed-time considering the studio as a fully-fledged composition instrument, and the stage as an electroacoustic lab. He dissects the practice of his post-free-jazz quartet Splice to illustrate how a new generation of composers is working with a kind of ‘portable random access’ to musics of all styles and periods. Splice will be performing in the Spring with dates in Manchester and Huddersfield (21 & 22 March), then at  dBâle festival, Basel (2 June) before the quartet goes into the studio to record their second album.