Les Poules

Joane Hétu, Diane Labrosse, and Danielle Palardy Roger have been working and playing together since 1980. Together they founded WONDEUR BRASS, JUSTINE, LES POULES, as well as Productions SuperMusique (aka Productions SuperMémé).

Their collaboration is legendary, their musical exploration always avant-garde. They mix up synthetic and acoustic sounds, the crackling and humming of samplers, the churning and chafing of percussion, vocalization, and the mouth play and hissing of saxophones. The effect of these mixtures and soundscapes is extraordinary: they weave a fabric of sound whose instrumental threads the listener will sometimes find difficult to distinguish.

After a prolongued absence, LES POULES returned to life in November 2000, presenting a concert in the series «View from the Front» (Western Front), in Vancouver. Since then, they took part in the series «Jusqu’aux oreilles» (Montréal 2001), the musical event «Super Boom» (Montréal 2001) and the «Festival des Musiques de création» (Jonquière 2003). With their new repertoire, «Prairie orange», LES POULES present a nuanced ambient music, filled with images, audacity, authenticity, abstractions and melodies.


Live pictures

  • Les Poules / Cabaret Techno-LowTech 2, Agora Hydro-Québec – Cœur des sciences – UQAM, Montréal (Québec) [Photograph: Andréa Cloutier, Montréal (Québec), March 7, 2015]

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