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alex bellegarde

multidisciplinary

Voir - Cornemuse de Larry Tremblay ‹ …in the obscurity, two double bassists, costumed as toreadors, Alex Bellegarde and Philippe Brault, punctuate the show with their captivating music…› Marie Labrecque.

Composer, master of improv, Alex Bellegarde creates music drawn from a wealth of sources and loves to collaborate with poets, actors and visual artists.

Multidisciplinary events include: Poetry for Three Americas, Émergence Énergie, Jazzamérique, Mix Sessions/ Radical Libre (multimédia), Exit Sur Scène (10 years of poetry in Quebec), MRJ (Bravo film). Plays in Montreal: Cornemuse by Larry Tremblay, Théâtre d'Aujourd'hui, Marc Delaruelle's La Tête Dans Les Nuages, Salle Fred Barry and Hamlet Machine by Heiner Müller, Place des Arts… to name just a few !

In 2013 he was invited to join Laurent Bortolotti's company jazz é-tape: musique live, theatre & tap, and performs several times a year with the company in Europe

some past events..scrolldown
MULTIMEDIA-THEATRE …
  • Tap & Jazz Live  » Laurent Bortolotti, Alex Bellegarde, Guillaume Martineau, Shyreen Müller, David Chia Bosch, Roser Font, Guillem Alonso. Switzerland, France, 2015, 2014, 2013
  • Impro » music for film with Michel Dubeau & R. M. Lepage, Montreal, 2011
  • Accès Asie Festival  » Viva confusion theatre show on cultural confusion featuring international artist, traveller and prominent Indian psychiatrist Dr Mohan Agashe with Montreal artists Cecilia Cristobal and Alex Bellegarde. Produced by Hunt Hoe. Direction: Stehen Pietrantoni. Théâtre Gésu, Montreal, 2009.
  • Festival Multimedia Sutton  » performance featuring the music of Charlie Mingus with artists Michael Hynes, Alex Bellegarde and Serge Hamelin. Salle Alec & Gerard Pelletier, Sutton, QC, 2009
  • Les Projets de la Baleine (Whale project) JazzAmérique » Sylvie Chénard, Alex Bellegarde, Antoine Berthiaume, Rémi Leclerc, Gabi Macalusco, Maryse Poulin, Andrée Préfontaine, Benjamin Proulx-Mathers, Rachel Therrien. Montreal, 2006
  • Rencontre Fortuite  » The Olibrus Company 5e édition. Impro/Projections/Son. Montreal, 2006
  • Mix Sessions-Free Radical » Multimédia. Sly Cormier, Alex Bellegarde, Jessica Vigneault, Vincent Didier, Marc André Morvan, Nadav Nirenberg, Society for Arts & Technology, 2005
  • Espace Olibrius » Projection of 4 short animated films (without dialogue) by 'A baroque, refined and poetic universe', Stephen & Timothy QUAY Improvised sounds by Alex Bellegarde, Guido Del Fabbro, Francis Rossignol, Montreal, 2005
  • Cornemuse » play by Larry Tremblay. Directed by Eric Jean. Music created and performed by Alex Bellegarde and Philippe Brault. Théâtre d'aujourd'hui, Montreal 2003.
    reviews for Cornemuse
  • Hamlet Machine » play by Heiner Müller. Directed by Jérémie Niel with members of the Conservatoire d'art dramatique de Montréal. Music created and performed by Alex Bellegarde and Philippe Brault. Cinquième Salle, Place des Arts, Montreal, 2003
  • Imagine-toi c'que j'ai lu  » Tales for the young. François Tardif and Clément Schreiber. Music created and performed by Alex Bellegarde. Maison des Arts de Laval, QC, 2003
  • Emmanuelle Blanche » Productions Centre d'Essaie. Music created and performed by Alex Bellegarde. Montreal, 2003
  • La Tête Dans Les Nuages » Play by Marc Delaruelle • Music composed and performed by Alex Bellegarde in collaboration with Troika. Salle Fred Barry, Montreal, 1998
    • POETRY & JAZZ …
    • Poetry & Jazz » L'Off Festival de Jazz de Montréal, 2010, 2009, 2004
    • Poetry from 3 Americas » Poets Pedro Serrano & Andrea Montiel,Mexico, Andrea Moorhead, USA, Patrice Desbiens, Nathalie Watteyne, Jean Sioui et François Hébert, Quebec. Alex Bellegarde doublebass & Yvon Plouffe, percussion. Montreal, 2008
    • La Nuit laurentienne de la poésie » a celebration of the 10th anniversary of the death of Quebec's national poet Gaston Miron. 12 poets with musicians David Gauthier and Alex Bellegarde. Théâtre du Marais, Val Morin, QC, 2007
    • Exit Revue - 10yrs of poetry » 24 poets with musicians Alex Bellegarde, Daniel Lessard, Alain Mercure, Cabaret Lion d'Or, Montreal, 2005
    • Festival Voix d'Amériques » a bilingual event dedicated to spoken word and performance literature. D.Kimm, José Acquelin, Geneviève Latarte, Guy Marchamps (poets), Alex Bellegarde (bass) Montreal, 2005
    • Conte et nous en jazz » tales from the past, jazz and visual arts. Andre Lemelin (story teller) Serge Lavoie, Marie Claude Lamoureux , Alex Bellegarde (jazz) Ginette Lavoie (artist) Chez Leo, Montreal, 2004
    ESPACE SON
  • Spontaneous Creation Module - François Richard » Claude Lamothe, Michel Dubeau, Claude Maheu, Pierre Tanguay, Alex Bellegarde, Montreal, 2013, 2010, 2009, 2007
  • Espace Son » Montreal Museum of Fine Arts.  Journées de la Culture, Montreal, 2008, 2004
  • Émergence Énergie » Participating artists MRJ: Alex Bellegarde (double bass) Jacques Carrier (percussion) Michael Wanner(piano) with guests Stéphane Despatie (poetry) Éve.C. Fontaine (dance) and Janice Taylor (live painting). Distillery Jazz Festival, Toronto, ON, 2004
  • Émergence Énergie » Transmédia actuelle MRJ. Participating artists MRJ with guests José Acquelin (poetry), Éve.C. Fontaine (dance) and Janice Taylor (live painting) Montreal. 2004
  • MRJ - Bravo TV » Recorded at La Chapelle du Bon Pasteur, Montreal, 2003 (broadcast June 26 2004)
  • Émergence Énergie » Transmédia actuelle MRJ Participating artists MRJ with Guests José Acquelin (poetry), Éve.C. Fontaine (dance) and Annie Brunette (live painting) Montreal, 2003
    PAINTING & MUSIC 
  • Art & Cuban music » Yoel Diaz with special guests Karen Young. Kiko Osorio, Alex Bellegarde, Nathalie Picard, Montreal, 2009
  • Les Peintres Siamoises » Ekotones, Théâtre Parmindou, Victoriaville, QC, Quai des Brûmes, Montreal, 2009,2009
  • Expo Cuba » Yoel Diaz, Alex Bellegarde. Montreal Museum of Fine Arts, 2009, 2008
  • Expo Duo  Différentes Natures » New works by Johane Bergeron & Isabelle Champagne, Rafik Matta (piano). Alex Bellegarde(bass) Montreal, 2004
  • Works »  Alex Bellegarde Trio with visual artist Daniel Hémond, Galerie les Nouveaux Barbares, Montreal, 2004
  • Works »  Tony Gaudette (visual artist),Johan Batier (photographer), Trio Alex Bellegarde Galerie Les Nouveaux Barbares, Montreal, 2004
  • Alex Bellegarde &  & guests » 8 sessions, Le Va et Vient, Montreal, 2003,2002.
  • Works » Pierre Nepveu & Alex Bellegarde. Galerie Zeruchi, Montreal, 2002
  • Vernissage Pippilotti Rist »  Montreal Museum of Fine Arts, 2000
 

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