Monique Jean

Monique Jean’s works are out there! They have been performed in concert in Arc-et-Senans, Aveiro, Belfast, Berkeley, Brussels, Cagliari, Crest, Fullerton, Kitchener, Lethbridge, London, Madrid, Manchester, Moncton, Montpellier, Montréal, New York City, Oslo, Paris, Quebec City, San Francisco, Santiago, Toronto, Valdivia, Victoria, Victoriaville and Winnipeg…

Be it electroacoustic music, mixed music, sound installations or improvisations, the music of Monique Jean is engaging a present that happens now. She focuses on the tensions, fractures, and shocks of sound materials to transmute reality into poetry. She works on sound materials as if they were complex organisms animated by forces that keep them in constant evolution.

Since 2012, in search of a harsh, raw sound, she has been integrating analogue and no-input elements to her set-up as sources of instability and unpredictability. This approach spawned the Volt series (started in 2015) and Dancing on the Edge of Darkness (2012), accompanied by a five-screen video by Monique Bertrand.

Her works have been selected by several competitions and performed and broadcast in several national and international concerts and festivals, including Multiphonies (Paris, France), Akousma (Montréal), Sonorities (Belfast, Northern Ireland), NYCEMF (New York, USA), The San Francisco Tape Music Festival (USA), Ai-maako (Santiago, Chile), and Elektra (Montréal). In 2012, she was invited for a residency at Fondation Civitella Ranieri in Umbertide (Italy).

Her recent album Greffes won the 2012-13 Opus Award for Best Album — Musique Actuelle & Electroacoustic Music awarded by the Conseil québécois de la musique (CQM). A year later, her piece T.A.G. was nominated for the 2013-14 Opus Award for Premiere of the Year.

[English translation: François Couture, viii-18]

Monique Jean

Caraquet (New Brunswick, Canada), 1960

Residence: Montréal (Québec)

  • Composer

mjean000@sympatico.ca

Associated groups

On the web

Theresa Transistor, Christian Bouchard, Christian Calon, Mario Gauthier, Monique Jean [Photo: Monique Bertrand, Quebec City (Québec), February 12, 2009]
Theresa Transistor, Christian Bouchard, Christian Calon, Mario Gauthier, Monique Jean [Photo: Monique Bertrand, Quebec City (Québec), February 12, 2009]

Calendar

Broadcasts

Date Work Program
April 14, 2019 Monique Jean, T.A.G. (2013) RNE3: Atmósfera (Spain)
February 4, 2019 Monique Jean, T.A.G. (2013) Acoustic Frontiers / CKCU 93.1 FM (Canada)
February 1, 2019 Monique Jean, T.A.G. (2013) The Sound Projector Radio Show / Resonance 104.4 FM (UK)
December 28, 2018 Monique Jean, T.A.G. (2013) The Parish News (UK)
November 16, 2018 Monique Jean, T.A.G. (2013) [Excerpt] El Réanimator #1273 / RCV Lille 99 FM (France)
November 11, 2018 Monique Jean, Out of Joint (2009, 11) [Excerpt] #661 / Framework Radio (Estonia)
November 11, 2018 Monique Jean, T.A.G. (2013) [Excerpt] #661 / Framework Radio (Estonia)
November 2, 2018 Monique Jean, T.A.G. (2013) [Excerpt] Daniel Blumin: The Crushed Tenor Recovery Principle / WFMU 91.1 FM (USA)
October 23, 2018 Monique Jean, Out of Joint (2009, 11) Klangwelten / Eldoradio (Germany)
January 18, 2018 Monique Jean, low memory #1 (2000) Martian Gardens #917 / Global Community Radio Channel 2 (USA)
January 5, 2018 Monique Jean / Denise Desautels, Figures du temps (1998-99) Crack O’Dawn / KPFA 94.1 FM (USA)
December 6, 2017 Monique Jean, low memory #2 (2001) Martian Gardens #911 / Global Community Radio Channel 2 (USA)

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