Working on a solo project with drum set and laptop thanks to a grant from Le CALQ.
Mixing a new Detention record.
MACHEEN in Québec City...
Original music for a play by Sarah Berthiaume, directed by Martin Faucher.
Premiere at Théâtre d'Aujourd'hui on April 9,2013.
La Fureur de ce que je pense
Original music for a stage production based on texts by Nelly Arcan and directed by Marie Brassard. Premiere atThéâtre Espace Go on April 9, 2013.
Martin Tétrault's Turntable Quartet
Performance at Akousma 9. October 24, 2012 at Usine C in Montreal.
Solo performance for processed drum set presented in the 24 Gauche series.
October 31, 2012 at Espace Projet, Montréal, QC.
Concert with A. MacSween and Sam Shalabi at the Johnny Kafta Summer Extravaganza in Beirut, Lebanon on August 26, 2012.
Fisrt ever performance. Mutek May 31 2012
Quatuor de tourne-disques de Martin Tétrault
A.M. performed with Martin Tétreault's Turntable Quartet during the Temps d'Images festival at Usine C. April 19, 20, 21 and 22.
Chan, Amar, Sharp and MacSween
Concert on April 24 at Montreal's Casa del Popolo featuring duos of Thierry Amar (contrabasse) + Jason Sharp (saxophone), and Charity Chan (piano) + Alexander MacSween (drums).
A.M. replaced drummer Hugo Gravel for a few performances of the dance piece Gravel Works by choreographer Frédérick Gravel.
( Maubeuge FR (VIA festival) - March27 & 28, Evry FR - April 1 & 2)
Les filles à l'envers
Concert with Magali Babin, Joane Hétu, Lori Freedman and Mylena Bergeron and A.M.. March 8, 2012.
The Sweet Art of Bruising
A.M. composed music for a new piece by choreographer André Gingras. The project began during a three week residency at the Watermill Center in Long Island, NY, in June 2009. The piece premiered at the Rotterdam Schouwburg in January 2012.
Divisadero: a performance
This play by Michael Ondaatje, adapted from his novel, Divisadero, and directed by Daniel Brooks for Necessary Angel Theatre Company, was remounted at Theatre Passe-Muraille in Toronto in February 2012. Music and sound design by A.M..
A theatre project by writer/director Wajdi Mouawad. A.M. composed music with three other musicians (Bertrand Cantat, Bernard Falaise and Pascal Humbert) for this three-in-one production of Sophocles' The Trachinae, Antigone and Elektra. A.M. played live drums for the opening tour dates* and will be replaced for the remainder of the tour tour by Guillaume Perron.
Bordeaux* - June 28 to July 2
Athens* - July 9 & 10
Avignon* - July 20 to 25
Nantes* - September 17 to 25
Geneva - September 28 to October 2
Brest - October 5 to 8
Reims - October 12 to 15
Bourges - November 1 to 5
Lyon - November 9 to 19
Paris - November 22 to December 18
Mons - January 11 to 15
Namur - January 18 to 22
Ottawa - April 25 to 29
Montreal - May 4 to June 6
Québec - June 9 & 10
A new work by choreographer, Chanti Wadge with music by A.M.. The piece premiered in Lille FR in March 2010 and was remounted for the 2011 edition of Montreal's FTA.
The Quebec Studio in London
A.M. was a recent recipient of the Quebec Studio in London grant from the Conseil des arts et des lettres du Québec. This six month residency allowed him to live and work in London from July to December 2010.
The Hunting Gun
A.M. composed music and created the sound design for François Girard's stage adaptation of the Japanese novel The Hunting Gun by Yasushi Inoué. The piece features actors Marie Brassard and Rodrigue Proteau and is co-produced by Usine C (Montreal) and The Parco Theatre (Tokyo.) It premiered at Usine C in September 2010.
Cinéma des Aveugles
A short film by Daniel Canty, produced by Metafilms. A.M.'s score features the contrabass harmonica, an instrument much beloved by the composer. The film premiered at the 2010 editiond of the Festival du Nouveau Cinema in Montreal.
A one man show by Montreal actor, Gaétan Nadeau. Music and sound design by A.M., including a cover of the eponymous Depeche Mode song. The play ran from December 15th to 19th at Théâtre Lachapelle in Montreal and was be remounted in June 2010 for the OFFTA in Montreal and at The National Arts Centre of Canada in October 2010.
A.M. composed and played live music for Dafeena, a new dance piece by Natasha Bakht. The piece premierd in Museum Dances, presented by the CanAsian Dance Festival at The Royal Ontario Museum from May 7 to 16. Both A.M. and Natasha Bakht were nominated for Dora Mavor Moore Awards for their work on this project.
A Canadian tour in 2010 of this production by Brigitte Haentjens/Sybillines with live music by A.M.
Adapted and directed by Graham McLaren for Necessary Angel Theatre Company, this production ran for three weeks at Toronto's Harbourfront Center in November 2009.
Music and sound design by A.M..
Chapel of Love
A sound installation recently remounted for the Sonorama festival in Besançon, France. This piece is composed of thin audio slices of love songs composed and/or interpreted by The Bee Gees, Ella Fitzgerald, Guns ‘n’ Roses, Roy Orbison, The Partridge Family and Franz Schubert. The idea is to take advantage of the acoustic properties of a chapel in creating a kind of non-religious sacred music. Chapel of Love plays in a 20 minute loop with six sections, each corresponding in length to the love song from which it derived it’s source material.
"Vocollations" Photo:Paul Litherland