• Friday, February 7, 1992
  • Saturday, February 8, 1992

Presented by Productions SuperMusique (PSM).

  • In person
Maison de la culture Frontenac
2550, rue Ontario Est

IT AIN’T NEW, IT’S ALIVE!: The Montréal-based independent record label Ambiances Magnétiques was founded in 1983. By 1992, it was home to Michel F. Côté, Jean Derome, André Duchesne, Joane Hétu, Diane Labrosse, Robert M. Lepage, René Lussier and Danielle Palardy Roger. The label brings together some of the most creative music styles: fragmented jazz, deconstructed rock, reinvented traditional, noise ambient and impossible songs.

A live presentation of Productions Super-Mémé, this Group Theory was presented twice at the Maison de la culture Frontenac in Montréal and featured 15 musicians from the label’s roster. Michel F. Côté’s Bruire; La Flore Laurentienne, with Bernard Gagnon, Robert M. Lepage, Serge Lépine and Pierre St-Jak; Jean Derome and René Lussier’s duo Les Granules; Justine, with Joane Hétu, Diane Labrosse, Marie Trudeau and Danielle Palardy Roger; and finally Locomotive, with André Duchesne, Claude Fradette, Francis Grandmont and Rémi Leclerc.

For this event, PSM had commissioned two works from Jean Derome (“Ambulance en plastique”) and André Duchesne (“Montréal, 7 h AM”). Both pieces were premiered at the event and performed by all the musicians in attendance, brought together in a special ensemble that could be seen as the grandfather of the Ensemble SuperMusique. The concert was recorded and released by Ambiances Magnétiques.