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Interview with Lorraine Vaillancourt:  Il suffit d’un peu d’air

Tell us about Il suffit d’un peu d’air This was the first collaboration between Chants Libres and le Nouvel Ensemble Moderne and it wasn’t the simplest. Claude Ballif’s music, which uses a lot of microtonality, made for a lot of... Read More

Interview with Joseph Saint-Gelais : Il suffit d’un peu d’air

How did you take part in the Chants Libres adventure? Joseph Saint-Gelais : Pauline Vaillancourt, Renald Tremblay and I were friends and all passionate about creation. Pauline and I shared a deep interest in contemporary music. So it was a natural... Read More

Interview with Pauline Vaillancourt: Il suffit d’un peu d’air

What is the genesis of the production Il suffit d’un peu d’air? We wanted our young organization to open with a piece with real scope : 4 performers and a 15-piece orchestra, versus the solo performance we had just presented. Based... Read More

Interview with Pauline Vaillancourt: Ne blâmez jamais les bédouins

Tell us about the first Chants Libres production, Ne blâmez jamais les bédouins In the unabridged text by René-Daniel Dubois (Governor General Award, 1984), 29 characters come together in humorous, tender and beautifully crazy contexts. This unique text takes on... Read More

Ne blâmez jamais les bédouins: Interview with Alain Thibault, composer

Interview with Alain Thibault, composer of the first Chants Libres production Ne blâmez jamais les bédouins What convinced you to be a part of the opera Ne blâmez jamais les bédouins? Alain Thibault: Having generally worked in electronics, I was interested... Read More

Ne blâmez jamais les bédouins : interview with René-Daniel Dubois

Interview with Renée Daniel Dubois, librettist from the first Chants Libres production Ne blâmez jamais les bédouins. Tell us about the libretto of Ne blâmez jamais les bédouins It’s a very explosive story, with lots of humour and characters with strong... Read More

Genesis of Chants Libres: Interview with Renald Tremblay

Tell us about the founding of Chants Libres Myself, Pauline Vaillancourt and Joseph Saint-Gelais wanted to help bring to life current works for opera. Pauline Vaillancourt was the core around which this adventure began. What was it that convinced you... Read More

Genesis of Chants Libres

30 years ago, Pauline Vaillancourt brought to life the vocal creation company Chants Libres with stage director Joseph Saint-Gelais and writer Renald Tremblay. We will celebrate this anniversary with a series of articles on our blog which will retrace the... Read More