|Founder|| Jean Derome |
|Distributor(s)||Distributions Ambiances Magnétiques Etc.|
|Genre||Avant-garde jazz, free improvisation|
|Country of origin||Canada|
|Official website|| ambiancesmagnetiques|
Ambiances Magnétiques is a Canadian record company and label started by Jean Derome, René Lussier, and others,and the artists' collective that preceded it.
In 1982, "guitarist René Lussier and saxophonist/flutist Jean Derome presented a few duo concerts in Montreal under the name Ambiances Magnétiques [...] They teamed up with guitarist André Duchesne and clarinetist Robert Marcel Lepage and launched the label Ambiances Magnétiques in 1983".The label was managed by a collective, and its releases were of performances by its members and close associates until the late 1990s. In this initial period, several others were added to the core group: Joane Hétu, Diane Labrosse, Danielle P. Roger, Michel F. Côté and Martin Tétreault.
As a group, they performed together only twice, including for the album Une Théorie des Ensembles.The collective also formed a distribution outlet and production companies that organise events. The label had released 90 albums by the end of the year 2000.
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Upbeat is a 1999 live and studio album by the Fred Frith Guitar Quartet, a United States-based contemporary classical and experimental music guitar quartet comprising Fred Frith, René Lussier, Nick Didkovsky and Mark Stewart. It is their second album, after Ayaya Moses (1997), and was released by Canadian record label, Ambiances Magnétiques. The live material was drawn from concerts the quartet had performed in Germany, Switzerland, France and Spain in November 1997. The studio tracks were recorded at Tonstudio Amann in Vienna, Austria, also in November 1997.