2009 L’Infonie – Volume 3
CD sold out. Available as digital album only.
Formed in Montreal in 1967, L’INFONIE existed officially until 1974. Seven years of pure mayem that gave birth to four vinyls (volume 3, volume 33, volume 333 and volume 3333) as well as various multidisciplinary shows built as way-out happenings with costumes etc…
Lead by composer WALTER BOUDREAU (aka retlaW uaerduoB) and poet, singer, trumpeter RAÔUL DUGUAY (aka luôaR yauguD) this very loose collective regrouped up to 33 artists from various backgrounds ranging from free jazz, classical, contemporary, rock, visual arts and poetry in one avant-garde adventure still unsurpassed in Québec.
« L’Infonie is part of a historical movement that tried to shake the foundations of our culture… Shock, surprise rather than flatter. Rub the wrong way… In those days the group members weren’t drop outs but we were trying to stir away from the usual artistic conformity. We had seen enough. We went out of our way to appear with toilet seats or coat hangers on our heads: trying to break something. » — Walter Boudreau (1979)
« L’Infonie exorcised a lot of fantasies. A rage for living occupied our spirits, a creative angst regrouped Le Quatuor Jazz Libre du Kebek, Walter Boudreau, Michel Lefrançois, Roger Pellerin (designer), GuyBoivin (painter), Ysengourd Knohr, Doc Scrop or Corps (chiropractor), Andrée Paul (pianist), orchestral symphony musicians, all kinds of jazz rock-pop-progressive groups, classical, contemporary, middle-age, pre-cambrian and pre atlantis… » — Raôul Duguay -Taken from « Raôul Duguay ou: le poête à la voix d’O » (1979)