Diane Labrosse

Diane Labrosse

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Diane Labrosse
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Diane Labrosse (1950, Québec, Canada) takes pleasure in juxtaposing lyricism and absurdity, harmony and dissonance, and structure and improvisation. Her fascination with unconventional sounds naturally led her to digital sampling, to which she brings a bruitiste approach. For the last fifteen years she has regularly appeared on contemporary, improvised and avant-garde music stages both in Canada and in Europe, where she has appeared at a number of important festivals.
A founding member of Justine, she has also worked with Joane Hétu and Danielle Palardy Roger in Les Poules and Wonder Brass. She is presently involved in a number of other projects, including Île bizarre with Ikue Mori and Martin Tétreault, and L’Oreille à Vincent with Christof Migone, Michel F. Côté, Martin Tétreault and sound sculptor Jean-Pierre Gauthier.
In 1998 she and Michel F. Côté wrote the music for Robert Lepage’s play La géométrie des miracles, an Ex Machina production. Labrosse and Côté also wrote and were on stage to play the music for Lepage’s Zulu Time, a techno-cabaret performance at the Theater Spektakkel in Zürich in 1999.
In recent years she has been especially active, creating music for dance (for Gilles Simard, Catherine Tardif, and Andrew Harwood), for the theater (Thirty-eight tales from Shakespeare), for the cinema (Montréal vu par…, Pendant que les arbres tombent, L’entrevue and Plan de fuite) and for radio (Le Navire Night and Les Décrocheurs d’étoiles).
In 1997 she received a grant from the Canada Council for the Arts to write a work for thirteen instruments that Espaces Sonores Illimités commissioned for the Symphonies Portuaires. She also obtained a grant from the Conseil des Arts et des Lettres du Québec to write a work for the Toronto quartet the Burdocks that was first performed in January 1999.
She has been featured on over twenty recordings, including Petit traité de sagesse pratique (2000) and Face cachée des choses (1995), her two solo albums; Télépathie (2003) with A_dontigny; Prairie orange (2002) and Les contes de l’amère loi (1986) with Les Poules; Parasites (2001) with Martin Tétreault; Île Bizarre (1998), with Martin Tétreault and Ikue Mori; Langages Fantastiques (1995) and Suite (1990), with Justine; Duo Déconstructiviste (1994), with Michel F. Côté; and La Légende de la pluie (93), with J. Hétu, Z. Parkins, Danielle Palardy Roger and Tenko. She has also collaborated on compact discs by Jean Derome, Joane Hétu, Danielle P. Roger, Michel F. Côté and Geneviève Letarte.Diane Labrosse is an artistic co-director at Productions SuperMémé and her work is available on the Ambiances Magnétiques label.
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Diane Labrosse Discography

Albums

AM 026 CD Joane Hétu / Diane Labrosse / Zeena Parkins / Danielle P. Roger* / Tenko Joane Hétu / Diane Labrosse / Zeena Parkins / Danielle P. Roger* / Tenko - La Légende De La Pluie(CD, Album) Ambiances Magnétiques AM 026 CD Canada 1992 Sell This Version
AM 031 Diane Labrosse, Michel F. Côté Diane Labrosse, Michel F. Côté - Duo Deconstructiviste (CD, Alb) Ambiances Magnétiques AM 031 Canada 1994 Sell This Version
AM 055 CD Diane Labrosse, Ikue Mori, Martin Tétreault Diane Labrosse, Ikue Mori, Martin Tétreault - Île Bizarre(CD, Album) Ambiances Magnétiques AM 055 CD Canada 1998 Sell This Version
AM 074 CD Diane Labrosse Petit Traité De Sagesse Pratique(CD, Album) Ambiances Magnétiques AM 074 CD Canada 1999 Sell This Version
AM 096 CD Diane Labrosse, Martin Tétreault Diane Labrosse, Martin Tétreault - Parasites(CD, Album) Ambiances Magnétiques AM 096 CD Canada 2001 Sell This Version
VICTO CD 090 Xavier Charles / Diane Labrosse / Kristoff K.Roll / Martin Tétreault Xavier Charles / Diane Labrosse / Kristoff K.Roll / Martin Tétreault - Tout Le Monde En Place Pour Un Set Américain(CD) Les Disques Victo VICTO CD 090 Canada 2003 Sell This Version
IMNT 081 A_Dontigny, Diane Labrosse A_Dontigny, Diane Labrosse - Télépathie(CD, Album) No Type IMNT 081 Canada 2003 Sell This Version
IMJ-527 Diane Labrosse / Martin Tétreault / Haco Diane Labrosse / Martin Tétreault / Haco - Lunch In Nishinomiya(CD, Album) Improvised Music From Japan IMJ-527 Japan 2005 Sell This Version
TDB89002 Lori Freedman, James Darling, Diane Labrosse, Gabriel Dionne Lori Freedman, James Darling, Diane Labrosse, Gabriel Dionne - Dix Situations Précaires(CD, Album) Tour De Bras TDB89002 Canada 2006 Sell This Version
AM 170 Diane Labrosse Musique Pour Objets en Voie de Disparition(CD) Ambiances Magnétiques AM 170 Canada 2007 Sell This Version

Miscellaneous

AM036CD Diane Labrosse Face Cachée Des Choses(CD) Ambiances Magnétiques AM036CD Canada 1995 Sell This Version

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