The Ensemble Ulysse presents pièces perdues

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Ensemble Ulysse – pièces perdues

The Ensemble Ulysse presents pièces perdues
An album to discover … on stage December 14 2004

The Ensemble Ulysse presents the compositions of the album pièces perdues on December 14 at 8 pm. Doors open at 7 pm. (1195 boul. St-Laurent), followed by thematic improvisations with VJ Martine Koutnouyan. Entrance 10 $, at the door.

The Ensemble Ulysse, under the direction of composer and pianist antoine bustros, celebrates the distribution of its new album pièces perdues. With pièces perdues the Ensemble Ulysse unveils a world of the imagination, of image and the cinema. Unsurprising, perhaps, since the composer has been creating soundtracks for films, documentaries, theatre and dance over the past 14 years. On December 14 at 20h the ensemble Ulysse, featuring Matthieu Bélanger (clarinet and bass clarinet), Bernard Daigle (saxophones and flute), Serge Arsenault (trombone), Véronique Poulin (cello), Nicolas Caloia (double bass), Greg Smith (sampler), antoine bustros (piano), will perform a selection of pieces from the album pièces perdues at the Society for Arts and Technology (SAT). The concert will be followed by a session of spontaneous thematic improvisations against visual projections by Martine Koutnouyan.


With the album pièces perdues, bustros proposes musical fragments for imaginary films. Unique within the Quebec scene, this ensemble creates ever-varying musical settings that transcend epochs and styles ranging from chamber music to jazz to contemporary new music modes. The rich and complex acoustic spectrum of timbres sets original yet familiar moods in which listeners project their own cinematic backdrop.


antoine bustros was born in Cairo and came to Montreal with his family as a child. In 1990, after a classical education of piano and composition at McGill University and jazz arrangement studies at Concordia University, bustros dedicated himself to writing music for film, dance and theatre. In 1998 he attended courses with Elmer Bernstein (USC) and Tom Sharp (UCLA) in Los Angeles. Millennium year 2000 saw the foundation of Ulysse for which bustros composes chamber music that bridges various musical genres. Members of the ensemble are highly respected professional musicians drawing on a wide experience of playing in Canadian and international arenas.

The album: Ensemble Ulysse — pièces perdues:

Bernard Daigle (saxophone/flute),
Matthieu Bélanger (clarinet),
Ben Piché (trumpet),
Serge Arsenault (trombone),
Véronique Poulin (cello),
Bernard LeBlanc (double bass),
Bill Parson (guitar),
Greg Smith (sampler),
Antoine Bustros (composer, pianist, director/producer).

Recorded at studio DNA in Montreal. Distributed by Local Distribution.


Source :
Sylvie Courtemanche – 514.812.5293
[email protected]

Photos: Máire Noonan.




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