Interviews by Ned Bouhalassa
In 1992–93, Ned Bouhalassa interviewed over 40 composers who were from or active in Canada, meeting with them in Toronto, Vancouver, Montréal, Quebec City, and Marseille (France). These encounters — from fifteen minutes to an hour and a half — were done by Ned as primary research for the creation of a six-hour radio programme on electroacoustic activity in Canada.
The composers talked about their first encounters with electroacoustics, and provided background and anecdotes on the activities in various centres in Canada. They also talked about their own contributions to and involvement in the growth of the electroacoustic community in Canada. The project was commissioned by the Music Gallery and the radio shows gave a broad overview of the history of electroacoustic activities and education in Canada, locally, regionally and nationally.
Hour 1: Vancouver
Hours 2–3: Toronto
Hours 4–5: Montréal
Hour 6: Independent Composers and the Younger Generation
The original interviews have been transferred and are published for the first time in their entirety in eContact! 10.2 — Interviews (1). Click on the names below to go to the page with the composer biography and a link to the original audio recording.
The full list of interviewees published here is as follows:
Kristi Allik, István Anhalt, Kevin Austin, Sergio Barroso, Wende Bartley, Christian Calon, CEE by James Montgomery, John Celona, Gustav Ciamaga, Yves Daoust, Bruno Degazio, Jean-François Denis, Marcelle Deschênes, Francis Dhomont, Paul Dolden, Susan Frykberg, Keith Hamel, David Jaeger, Bentley Jarvis, Otto Joachim, David Keane, Larry Lake, alcides lanza, Trudi Le Caine, Daniel Leduc, Michel Longtin, Al Mattes, Phillipe Ménard, Charles de Mestral, James Montgomery, Robert Normandeau, Jean Piché, Hélène Prévost, Gisèle Ricard, Myke Roy, Stéphane Roy, Daniel Scheidt, Claude Schryer, Randy Smith, Paul Steenhuisen, Marc Tremblay, Barry Truax, Hildegard Westerkamp, Gayle Young.
McGill studios; Metamusic. 17 min.
In Vancouver. 44 min.
In Marseille, France. 30 min.
On Hugh Le Caine. In Toronto. 34 min.
In Marseille, France. 45 min.
In Vancouver. 1 hr. 39 min.
“Electronic Music does not exist anyway, it’s music by electronic means.” In Vancouver. 37 min.
In Vancouver. 53 min.
On Hugh Le Caine, the person. In Ottawa, at Trudi Le Caine’s home 28 min.
On Hugh Le Caine. In Toronto. 18 min.
In Toronto. 20 min.
In Vancouver. 14 min.
At the Department of Communications, Simon Fraser University. 1 hr. 12 min.
In Vancouver. 40 min.
On Hugh Le Caine’s instruments. In Toronto. 31 min.