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TREMBLAY, PIERRE-ALEXANDRE - Alter ego

Format: DVD-A
Label & Cat.Number: Empreintes Digitales IMED 0680
Release Year: 2006
Note: first album of works from this Canadian composer now teaching Electroacoustic Composition at the University of Birmingham (UK)
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Autoportrait (2001). au Crois, le silence, seul, tient lieu de parole (2000). Binary (Virtual Rapper Remix) (1998). fugue; qui sent le temps? (1997). la cloche fle (2004)

"The other self - Finding in music an accomplice, the other, without whom nothing is possible, without whom one cannot grow. Better: through his contact, one really exists, since one plainly sees oneself. A mirror. the other me - My music as an intimate insight, naked, subject to the world's judgement: an act of humility. Through it I present a hidden side of my torment, in my name, alone to take on the poetry of its imperfection. Of my imperfection. the other you - Proposing dreams fragments, paths for wandering, where others can hopefully loose themselves and self-identify to the extent of purging their humanity. Or just to enjoy the road. the other thing - work, not as a superficial exercise of aesthetic seduction, but as an attempt to transcend differences toward the bermensch. Strong arguments, amoral, music as a vehicle of reflections, Expressionist and Romantic, inducing an effervescence, an urgency to live. Perhaps simply beautiful? other." Pierre-Alexandre Tremblay.

First initiated to the world of classical guitar at an early age, Pierre Alexandre Tremblay subsequently dedicated body and soul to composition and bass guitar during his adolescent years. With the support and guidance of Jean-Guy Larin, Michel Ttreault, Michel Donato and Marcelle Deschnes, the young composer forged his unique language in Montral's teeming cultural life of the '90s and, in 1998, completed his bachelor's degree in composition at the Universit de Montral. Pierre Alexandre Tremblay continued to explore further musical endeavours in the creative atmosphere of England at the beginning of the millennium. He was awarded his PhD in Electroacoustic Composition from the University of Birmingham (UK) in 2005, under the supervision of Jonty Harrison. Since then, Pierre Alexandre Tremblay teaches composition at the University of Huddersfield (UK). In parallel with his academic path, Pierre Alexandre Tremblay formed, in 1996, the contemporary jazz ensemble [iks], which he still leads and with which he continues to tour Europe, America, and Africa. With this ensemble, that has released six albums to date, he practices improvisation on his instrument and, more recently, on realtime processing devices. He is also frequently in the studio for popular music artists, both as producer and session bassist. Well versed in these aesthetic approaches that he considers complementary, Pierre Alexandre Tremblay now seeks to unite them into a single coherent poetic language. He spends his spare time, pursuing his interests in reading and photography, and with his family. In addition, as founding member of the no-tv collective, he does not own a working television set.

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