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Eric Normand

Éric Normand is a composer, improviser, bassist, instrument designer, songwriter and singer and record and concert producer, all in one. He defines himself as an epidisciplinary musician, a free electron driven by its yearning for meetings. In his book, composition cannot exist without exchange, since composition consists in setting up a territory that will facilitate improvisation.

- INSTRUMENTAL FREE IMPROVISATION (electric bass): solo and encounters. Works with Philippe Lauzier, Pierre-Yves Martel, Jim Denley, Lori Freedman, Martin Tétreault, Arthur Bull, etc

- BANDLEADER: Eric Normand 5, Musique de Batailles, Le Veau

- COMPOSITION FOR LARGE IMPROVISERS ENSEMBLES, played by GGRIL (Rimouski), Ensemble SuperMusique (Montreal), VEE (Vancouver), etc

- NOISE: trio p.o.w.e.r, solo project and sound generators design, music for dance

- SONGS (protest): banjo songs trio, Les Pitounes chantent Godin

His music has been programmed by or performed in several festivals in Canada (Festival de Musiques de Création — Jonquière, Reflux — Moncton, Productions SuperMusique — Montréal, Mois Multi — Québec, etc.), Australia (Nownow, Soundout) and Europe (Festival Rue du Nord — Switzerland, Festival des Musiques Insolentes — France, Les Rencontres à l’Échelle — France, etc). They have also been broadcasted by Radio-Canada, Australian Broadcasting Corporation, CBC, Radio-Grenouille, and several college radio stations.

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Rimouski-based artist Éric Normand releasing an album on Monotype, one of the best-rated experimental music labels of today? Cool! And it’s a very strong record to boot, one that highlights his work as a noisician. (...) Despite that, the album features a strong sense of unity, thanks to the noise-based approach that ruled all of these encounters. Convincing stuff. By François Couture in Monsieur Délire (Québec), January 29, 2013

It’s delicate and pulsating music; there isn’t a single wrong move on this live recording from 2010. — Signal to Noise (USA

Normand does a lot more than merely strum his instrument in time, which one has often come to expect from a bass player

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