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  • The creation of the music for Yo soy la desintegración, by the composer Jean Piché

    In 1997, François Toussignant, a journalist for Le Devoir, wrote the following about the music composed by Jean Piché for Yo soy la desintegración: «The melodic quality of the composition… Piché manages to subtly blend the mixing of the vocals, achieving an ideal that Lully and Debussy also worked so hard to realize… The music creates strong emotions, it is a call to the new, a form of art that nourishes the soul and gives hope.»

    20 years later, the composer fondly rediscovers the music he created for this opera, which he now describes as being «among the best music I’ve ever composed.» Production/editing/photo: Manuel A. Codina

    L’écriture de la musique de Yo soy la desintegración par son compositeur, Jean Piché
    Directed by Manuel A Codina, 2017, 2m35s

    News posted Wednesday, April 12, 2017

  • Pauline Vaillancourt and the artiste Dominique Blain at the Opus Awards gala., Montréal, Québec

    Two Opus Awards for Chants Libres

    The Trials of Patricia Isasa: “Concert of the Year — Modern and Contemporary Music“ and “Concert of the Year — Montréal“ for 2015-16

    Chants Libres won two Opus Awards for its most recent new opera, The Trials of Patricia Isasa, which was named “Concert of the year — Modern and Contemporary Music” and “Concert of the Year — Montréal”, during the 20th edition of the Gala des Prix Opus 2015-2016 by the Conseil québécois de la musique, held on Sunday February 5th, at the Bourgie Hall of the Montréal Museum of Fine Arts.

    “Being recognized by our peers is like being supported by a solid pillar. It encourages our faith and perseverance in our work. Thank you to the Conseil québeécois de la musique for giving us a push forward.” — Pauline Vaillancourt, Artistic Director of Chants Libres.

    News posted Thursday, February 9, 2017

  • Chants Libres remounts Yo soy la desintegración 20 years after the original production

    In Montréal in 1997, Chants Libres created this powerful and evocative opera by the composer Jean Piché and the librettist Yan Muckle. A performance opera for solo voice with an electroacoustic score, Yo soy la desintegración is inspired by the personal diary of the iconic artist Frida Kahlo.

    A woman re-explores her memories and revisits her childhood… then comes the accident. We enter the intimate world of a young painter who is dealing with the consequences of a difficult life with tenacity, courage and passion.

    Created and directed by Pauline Vaillancourt, with choreography by the renowned visual artist Anita Pantin, this uniquely emotional piece will be performed on this occasion by the soprano Stéphanie Lessard.

    • From May 5th to the 7th, 2017Cinquième Salle de la Place des Arts, in the Quartier des spectacles in Montréal
    • The opera will be presented for only three performances — not to be missed!
    • Reserve your tickets now!
    • To find out more

    News posted Monday, January 9, 2017

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