Improvisations : nouvelle musique au Québec
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This video illustrates the emergence of non-commercial and improvisational music of the 70's. We are introduced to various groups and their individual members through a series of interviews and recording sessions. The video captures improvisational sequences showcasing the musicians' expressions, their gestures and their instruments. The musicians believe that their music is above all an improvisational and experimental means of expression. Addressed within the video are the problems that the independent Québécois music scene must face, particularly in the areas of recognition and promotion. Musicians Raymond Gervais, Robert Lepage and Yves Bouliane discuss the process of musical creation and the idea of forming a cooperative to protect their rights and their right to work in better conditions. The video combines musical improvisations (jazz and contemporary music) and interviews about collective creation.

Original language
French

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Credits

Direction
Raymond Gervais
Michel Di Torre
Photography
Gilles Préfontaine
Nico Trentadue
Michel Larose
Participants
Tristan Honsinger
Peter Van Ginkel
Clint Jackson
Robert Lepage
Yves Bouliane
Gaétan Séguin
Michel Martino
François Richard
François Lanctôt
Denis Durand
Bertrand Duchesne
Production
Vidéographe

Technical information

Color
Black and white
Image format
4:3
Sound
Mono
Shooting format
Betacam
Keywords
Music, Artist, Improvisation, Expression, Creation, Claiming