Concert // Frédéric Alarie and Viñu-vinu


Excentrée 001 // Frédéric Alarie and Viñu-vinu

12.10 — / 2019

7:30 pm

October 12, 7:30 pm


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Excentrée 001 / Frédéric Alarie and Viñu-Vinu

Sporobole is proud to collaborate with the Centre d’Expérimentation Musicale du Saguenay to present a series of concerts and performances of new and experimental music in Sherbrooke. With 2 to 3 events per year, presented at Sporobole or elsewhere, this collaboration will give the public access to contemporary musical performances ranging from jazz to electronic music, experimental rock and musical explorations of all kinds. The performances are the result of the CEM’s research and creative residencies. This initiative is complementary to the development of research and experimentation practices in sound arts and immersive sound practices.


Since his arrival on the jazz music scene in the late 1980s, Frédéric Alarie has continued to deepen and enrich his playing on the double bass. He has a reputation as a skilled builder, loving to deconstruct the agreed jazz scaffolding to build it again. His play is described as fluid, sensitive and most audacious. He has joined the groups of Bernard Primeau, Lorraine Desmarais, Jean-Pierre Zanella and Yannick Rieu to name a few. From Canada to China, France, Belgium, Denmark, Austria, Germany, Poland and the United States, everywhere as a guest, he has left his mark as a very high-calibre double bassist. He has had the opportunity to play with renowned artists such as Oliver Jones, Ranee Lee, Sheila Jordan, John Abercrombie, Renaud Garcia-Fons, Georges Benson, Salvator Adamo, Nathalie Dessay, Charles Aznavour and Michel Legrand.


Gabriel Vinuela-Pelletier is a pianist, keyboardist, composer and music producer based in Montreal. He completed two bachelor’s degrees at the Université de Montréal; the first in classical piano interpretation in 2004 and the second in jazz piano interpretation in 2008. He has won several awards in classical music and jazz, including the 2010 TD Jazz Grand Prix with his group Parc X Trio. Very active on the Montreal scene, Gabriel is the investigator of the jazz-electro improvisation collective Extended Family. When he co-directs Parc X Trio and composes electronic music, he presents himself under the pseudonym viñu-vinu. Gabriel Vinuela-Pelletier is also co-founder of the Montreal jazz label Multiple Chord Music and a member of the board of directors of the OFF Festival de Jazz de Montréal.