« one of Canada’s most creative musical visions. » Stuart Brommer, TheWholenote (canada)
AUTRES COLLABORATEURS / OTHER COLLABORATIONS
Anne_f (electronique) / / Norman Adams (violoncelle) / Heddy Boubaker, France (sax) /Arthur Bull (guitare)/ Nicolas Bernier (électronique) / Magali Babin (électronique) / Rémy Bélanger de Beauport (violoncelle) / Xavier Charles (clarinette) /Sébastien Cirotteau, France (trompette, ordinateur) / Isaiah Ceccarelli (batterie) / Michel F Côté (batterie) / James Darling (violoncelle) / Jim Denley, Australie (sax et flûte)/ Érick Dorion ( électronique) / Bernard Falaise (guitare) / Lori Freedman (clatrinettes / Mario Gauthier (synth analogique, electronique)/ Jean-Luc Guionnet (sax alto, orgue) / Franz Hautzinger (trompette) / Joane Hétu (sax et voix) / Philippe Lauzier ( sax et clarinette) // Pierre-Yves Martel (viole de gambe) / Nilan Perera (guitare) / Danielle P Roger ( percussions) / Christine Sehnaoui, France (sax alto) /Martin Tétreault (tourne-disque) / Scott Thomson (trombone) /
Éric Normand is an improviser, bassist, instrument designer, composer, songwriter, singer and record and concert producer. He defines himself as an epidisciplinary musician, a free electron driven by its yearning for meetings.
As an improviser, he develop a personal and radical playing on a homemade electric bass equipped with mics and objects feedbacking and vibrating in small electronic devices, creating electric flux interrupted by the instrumental gesture. His collaborators are Xavier Charles, Philippe Lauzier, Jim Denley, Magda Mayas and others
As a composer, he create impressionist musics blending feldmanian contemporary to jazz, folk and others.
Interested in collective creation and orchestral improvisation, he lead for seven years the GGRIL, a 15 pieces band that have worked with composers such as Evan Parker, Jean Derome, Robert Marcel Lepage and Michael Fischer.
His music has been programmed by or performed in several festivals in Canada , Australia and Europe. It have also been broadcasted by Radio-Canada, Australian Broadcasting Corporation, CBC, Radio-Grenouille, and several college radio stations.