Ambiances Magnétiques

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Ambiances Magnétiques
Founded1983 (1983)
Founder Jean Derome
René Lussier
Distributor(s)Distributions Ambiances Magnétiques Etc.
Genre Avant-garde jazz, free improvisation
Country of originCanada
Location Montreal, Quebec
Official website ambiancesmagnetiques.com

Ambiances Magnétiques is a Canadian record company and label started by Jean Derome, René Lussier, and others, [1] and the artists' collective that preceded it. [2]

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History

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". [2] The label was managed by a collective, and its releases were of performances by its members and close associates until the late 1990s. [2] 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. [2]

As a group, they performed together only twice, including for the album Une Théorie des Ensembles. [2] 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. [2]

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References

  1. Barry Kernfeld, ed. (2002). The New Grove Dictionary of Jazz, vol. 1 (2nd ed.). New York: Grove's Dictionaries. p. 47. ISBN   1561592846.
  2. 1 2 3 4 5 6 François, Francis. "Ambiances Magnétiques". AllMusic . Retrieved March 10, 2020.