Les Granules, Parasites, Justine — Europe 1997

While the projects Les Granules, Parasites and Justine were performing at festivals in Italy, Serbia and The Netherlands, Diane Labrosse and René Lussier took the opportunity to present solo sets (Labrosse in London, Lussier in Gand).

Les Granules

Les Granules is a duo consisting of two fabulous multi-instrumentalists: Jean Derome and René Lussier. Together, they play improvised, playful and completely free music. These two one-man bands contort and execute the wildest tricks to ground together traditional music, jazz and contemporary music, managing to smile fully while keeping their tongue firmly planted in their cheek.

Parasites

Diane Labrosse et Martin Tétreault forment un duo qui travaille surtout en improvisation, structurée ou non. Leur collaboration date de 1992, et leur première approche tenait plutôt de la citation et du lyrisme par l’utilisation de disques vinyles, d’instruments conventionnels et d’échantillonnages de musiques existantes facilement identifiables. Depuis, ils ont créé un discours qui s’inscrit dans les courants bruitistes. Martin Tétreault, en délaissant presque totalement l’utilisation des disques vinyles, a préféré se tourner vers une sonorisation de la lutherie: aiguille déposée sur tapis de caoutchouc, ressort appliqué à l’aguille du pick-up, etc. Diane Labrosse, quant à elle, travaille les matières abstraites et les espaces indéfinis, recycle l’industriel en organique, vrombit, copie et teinte.

Justine

Improvised rock, punk-jazz, post-modern ethnic: Justine’s music is hybrid in nature. From jig to digital, from tango to noise, the band serves up an assemblage of sonic layers and musical chunks. A textured sound in which soul is expressed through synthetic instruments and surprising twists.

Justine can easily switch from instrumental tunes to songs. Lyrics are half playful, half metaphorical, sweet, and activist. Four voices, each with its own hues, contribute their rough, light, chanted and whispered tones to the message.

  • Sunday, May 4, 1997
Vooruit
Sint-Pietersnieuwstraat, 23 – Ghent (Belgium)
  • Sunday, May 4, 1997
London Musicians’ Collective
London (England, UK)
  • Wednesday, May 7, 1997
Bologna (Italy)
  • Thursday, May 8, 1997
Groningen (Netherlands)
  • Friday, May 9, 1997
Bologna (Italy)
  • Tuesday, May 13, 1997
Novi Sad (Serbia)
  • Wednesday, May 14, 1997
Belgrade (Serbia)

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