Andre' Duchesne
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Andre' Duchesne (1949) was the guitarist in legendary Canadian progressive-rock band Conventum, which released A L'Aff–t d'un Complot (Tamandir, 1977) and Le Bureau Central des Utopies (Cadence, 1979), and whose work is collected on Re-Edition 1979-80 (Ambiances Magnetiques, 1986). The line-up featured Rene` Lussier and Jean Derome, who would both enjoy a prolific solo career.

Le Temps des Bombes (Ambiances Magnetiques, 1984) and Le Royaume Ou L'asile (Ambiances Magn‚tiques, 1990) displayed a surreal synthesis of classical music (particularly Debussy, Satie and Ravel) and jazz (particularly the old-fashioned New Orleans style).

Duchesne was also one of the Les Quatre Guitaristes de l'Apocalypso-Bar, that released World Tour (1987) and Fin De Siecle (Ambiances Magnetiques, 1989).

In 1989 he composed L'ou'L (Victo, 1990), his most ambitious work, a suite that alternates between different styles and different chamber ensembles.

Polaroide (Ambiances Magn‚tiques, 2001), also composed in 1999, is a set of improvisations for trio of guitar, viola and percussion.

From 1991 till 1995 he was also a member of Locomotive, an ensemble a` la Henry Cow which released Locomotive (Ambiances Magnetiques, 1993).

He has also composed the opera Le Reve de Marguerite Belley (1995) and La Symphonie du Mill‚naire (2000).

Reflexions (Dame, 1999) is an album of solo acoustic guitar.

(Translation by/ Tradotto da Marco Spagnuolo)

Andre’ Duchesne (1949) fu il chitarrista del leggendario gruppo prog-rock canadese Conventum, con il quale pubblico’ A L'Aff–t d'un Complot (Tamandir, 1977) e Le Bureau Central des Utopies (Cadence, 1979), il quale e’ inserito sul Re-Edition 1979-80 (Ambiances Magnetiques, 1986).La line-up vedeva tra le sue fila anche Rene` Lussier e Jean Derome, che in seguito avrebbero avuto delle prolifiche carriere soliste.

Le Temps des Bombes (Ambiances Magnetiques, 1984) e Le Royaume Ou L'asile (Ambiances Magn‚tiques, 1990) mostravano una sintesi surreale di musica classica(in particolare Debussy, Satie e Ravel) e jazz (in particolare il vecchio stile di New Orleans).

Duchesne fu anche uno dei Les Quatre Guitaristes de l'Apocalypso-Bar, che pubblico’ World Tour (1987) e Fin De Siecle (Ambiances Magnetiques, 1989).

Nel 1989 compose L'ou'L (Victo, 1990), il suo lavoro piu’ ambizioso, una suite che si alterna tra differenti stili e differenti ensemble da camera.

Polaroide (Ambiances Magnetiques, 2001), ma composto nel 1999, e’ un set di improvvisazioni per un trio con chitarra, viola e percussioni.

Dal 1991 al 1995 e’ stato anche un membro di Locomotive, un ensemble a’ la Henry Cow che pubblico’ Locomotive (Ambiances Magnetiques, 1993).

Egli ha composto anche l’opera Le Reve de Marguerite Belley (1995) e La Symphonie du Millionaire (2000).

Reflexions (Dame, 1999) e’ un album per sola chitarra acustica.

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