Current

Launching my new album, The Squiggle Game (&records), on December 14th!

Bibittes and le Quatuor d'occasion are also launching new records.

 

SUNDAY, 14 DÉCEMBRE 2014
LA VITROLA
4602, BOUL. ST-LAURENT
billets 10 $ - doors 15:30

16:00 Guido Del Fabbro
17:00 Bernard Falaise et Martin Tétreault
18:00 Jane & The Magic Bananas (Michel F. Côté, Sam Shalabi, Alexandre St-Onge)
19:00 Quatuor d’occasion (Malcolm Goldstein, Josh Zubot, Jean René, Nicolas Caloia)
20:00 Bibittes (Éric Forget, Bernard Falaise, Alexandre St-Onge)
21:00 Alexander MacSween - The Squiggle Game (with Sam Shalabi, Corinne René, Nicolas Caloia)



Recent


Christina The Girl King

Composer and sound designer for the English language premiere of a play by Michel Marc Bouchard directed by Vanessa Porteous for the 2014 season of the Stratford Festival.

 

Besbouss: Autopsie d'un révolte

Composer and sound designer for a new production by Dominic Champagne at Théâtre de Quat'Sous. April 22 to May 17, 2014.

 

Comment s'occuper de bébé

Composer and sound designer for a new production by Théâtre du grand jour at La Licorne. March 4 to 22, 2014.

 

Reviens vers moi le ventre en pemier

Composer of music for a dance piece by Annie Gagnon in the 2013-14 season of Tangente.




PAST

 

INSTRUCTIONS POUR UN ÉVENTUEL GOUVERNEMENT SOCIALISTE QUI SOUHAITERAIT ABOLIR LA FÊTE DE NOËL

Music and sound design for a French language adaptation of Michael Mackenzie's Instructions To Any Future Socialist Government Wishing to Abolish Christmas. Directed by Marc Beaupré at Théâtre d'Aujourd'hui. From October 8 until November 2, 2013.

 

Directed a laboratory production of Samuel Beckett's Words and Music with MFA students in the Department of Theatre Arts at Towson University, Baltimore MD. September 5 - 21, 2013.

 

What We Are Saying

Music and sound design for Ame Henderson/Public Recordings' latest project. May 22-25 2013 at The World Stage Festival (Toronto) and June 1-3 2013 at the FTA (Montreal.)

 

Yukonstyle

Original music for a play by Sarah Berthiaume, directed by Martin Faucher.
Premiered 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. Premiered atThéâtre Espace Go on April 9, 2013.

 

MACHEEN

Live performance at Le Mois-multi in Québec City on February 8, 2013.

 

Martin Tétrault's Turntable Quartet

Performance at Akousma 9. October 24, 2012 at Usine C in Montreal.


Tsig

Solo performance for processed drum set presented in the 24 Gauche series.
October 31, 2012 at Espace Projet, Montréal, QC.

MACHEEN

Performance and launch of a new installation, Vox Anatomica at CitySonic on August 31.


Detention

Concert with A. MacSween and Sam Shalabi at the Johnny Kafta Summer Extravaganza in Beirut, Lebanon on August 26, 2012.


MACHEEN

Performance at La Saline Royale d'Arc-et-Senans. August 24, 2012.

 

Residency

La Saline Royale d'Arc-et-Senans. Composed the score for a new installation piece for the CitySonic festival in Mons, BE.


MACHEEN

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.

 

Gravel Works

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..

 

Des Femmes

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 in the initial performances of the production.

 

O Deer!

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.



Personal Jesus

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.


Dafeena

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.


Woyzeck

A Canadian tour in 2010 of this production by Brigitte Haentjens/Sybillines with live music by A.M.



Hamlet

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


"7th Sky" Photo: Michael Slobodian