Tuesday, November 20, 2012

Robert Normandeau, Surround Sound Spectacular

On December 1, 2012 at 8:00 pm at the University of Alberta Fine Arts Bldg., Room 2-7 the Boreal Electroacoustic Music Society in cooperation with the University of Alberta Music Dept. present Montreal based electroacoustic music composer Robert Normandeau.


Robert Normandeau is one of the world’s leading composers of acousmatic music composition, works that are composed of sounds rather than musical notes. We will construct a special listening environment for this event with a 16 speaker surround sound system with which Normandeau will perform a live diffusion of his compositions manually on a mixing console.

Normandeau has performed his works worldwide. His compositions have won numerous awards and competitions over the last 25 years. His compositions have been described as “cinema for the ear”, in which ‘meaning’ as well as ‘sound’ are explored.

This concert will promote his new recent CD release Palimpsestes released on the iconic Quebec based label empreintes DIGITALes.

Admission to this event is free. For further information, contact Shawn Pinchbeck at BEAMS or visit the Boreal Electroacoustic Music Society (BEAMS) page on Facebook.

Shawn Pinchbeck, Vice President, BEAMS