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  • Conversation with Jocelyne Alloucherie, Visual Artist and Set Designer of Alexandra

    Snapshot from the production

    What interested and motivated you to design the set for the road opera Alexandra? Tell us about your process and what inspires you?

    I’ve known about Alexandra David-Néel since childhood. I met Pauline Vaillancourt in 2002, during a residency at the Studio du Québec à New York. Pauline’s tenacity and audacity in exploring theatrical and musical dimensions is something I admire. The thought of working on articulating a scenic space also pleased me because my installations are conceived as pathways that offer a visual and sensory experience which also encourages the viewer to move through the space.

    News posted by Chants Libres on Monday, April 23, 2012

  • A new web platform dedicated to electroacoustic music

    electro:thèque is a new web application that allows you to listen to music selected works from the Empreintes Digitales’ catalogue and its composers.

    You have until April 25, to listen online to to Yo soy la desintegración, an opera for voice and electroacoustic tape (music: Jean Piché / libretto: Yan Muckle / concept, stage direction and voice: Pauline Vaillancourt). Produced in 1997 by Chants Libres under the artistic direction of Pauline Vaillancourt, Yo soy la desintegración won the Prix Opuss 1998-1999 for Recording of the year.

    News posted by Chants Libres on Sunday, April 22, 2012

  • Chants Libres launches its spring fundraising campaign

    Opera according to Chants Libres: Exciting, unique, thrilling, touching, magical…

    Opera, long considered the total art form, brings together all the scenic arts into a perfect artistic synthesis. And when Chants Libres creates opera, it becomes a total art form with extras, pushing the limits of opera to its farthest reaches.

    “Creativity is an essential art form” — Pauline Vaillancourt

    To continue our work we need your support.

    You are the key to the creation of new opera. Your donation helps support the work of our artists, the showcasing of their exceptional talents, and the creation of unforgettable moments for our audiences.

    There are many ways to give:

    • By cheque or Visa credit card (download the donation form (pdf)),
    • or online via CanaHelps, a non-profit free service that allows you to easily donate on a one-time basis, or to schedule an automatic monthly gift for the year.

    With a gift of $ 250 or more, you will receive a pair of VIP tickets to the World Premiere of Alexandra, on May 15, 2012, 8:00 PM (Usine C, Montreal) and a copy of a book written by Alexandra David-Néel: Voyage d’une Parisienne à Lhassa.

    All donors will be invited to meet the artists at the reception after the World Premiere of Alexandra

    On behalf of Chants Libres, we thank you!

    News posted by Chants Libres on Saturday, April 21, 2012

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