4 days of music, performances, culinary discoveries and fun times
Recently, Michel Levasseur, FIMAV’s general manager and artistic director, attended the Jazz Art Sengawa Festival in Tokyo, Japan, for the second time. He had been invited by musician Koichi Makigami, the artistic director of that event. Makigami, who attended the 33rd and 34th editions of FIMAV, had invited the René Lussier Quintette, who had given their premiere performance at FIMAV in 2017. Michel’s first trip to Japan in September 2017 had a strong influence on the programming of FIMAV 2018 (w/ Saicobab, Afrirampo, and Phew). Therefore, it could be said that our festivals maintain a highly successful relationship.
Michel spent the weekend attending concerts at the Sengawa Theatre, jazz interventions in a public park (Club Jazz) and ambulatory performances (Land Fes). He also enjoyed the company of the members of the René Lussier Quintette and other artists, among them Yoshihide Otomo, with whom he shared several meals. He also had the opportunity to meet again with Quebec General Delegation in Tokyo's representative Yuki Kuyama. All in all, this was an eventful four-day trip filled with music, performances, culinary discoveries and fun times in great company. Long live international musique actuelle!
Left to right: Michel Levasseur, Marton Maderspach, René Lussier, Robbie Kuster, Luzio Altobelli, Julie Houle, Koichi Makigami
Productions Plateforme Inc.'s office are closed for a well deserved summer holiday and we will be back in August. To know more about the 35th FIMAV 2019 call for submissions, click here. If you have any questions, subscribe to our newsletter or write to us by email and we will be happy to answer to your questions when we return from our holiday.
This year, the festival our general manager and artistic direction called a "great gathering" turned out to be just that, with artists, music fans and guests from all corners of the world getting together for a week.
Sound Art Installations Guided Tours : a record-setting 9th edition
We organized 43 guided tours for school groups of all ages. This major aspect of our programming was definitely a succes, both artistically and in figures with a 10% increase over 2017.
Thanks to the artists:
« À la frontière du songe » Louis Robert-Bouchard
« ECHO » Caroline Gagné
« Trajet pas pareil » Tom Jacques
« êkhô » Jean-François Laporte
« Les grandes oreilles » Marc Fournel
« Panopticon » Claude Périard
« Sept objets » Motel Hélène
Back to the Cégep!
We are very pleased with how we used the Petit Auditorium, which allowed for an intimate atmosphere while being suited for the quality of the works projected as part of the 2nd edition of our cinema project.
Increase of the ticket sales
As for concert attendance, we achieved our goal of increasing ticket sales by 5% over 2017. The diverse programming, which included tributes and unusual discoveries, drew a wider audience. Highlights of this 34th edition include Walter Boudreau « De L'Infonie à la SMCQ », Charlotte Hug, Schnellertollermeier, Fire!, Afrirampo and Phurpa.
The 35th edition of FIMAV will take place May 16-19, 2019. Be there!