Thursday, November 12, 2020 — The team behind the Festival International de Musique Actuelle de Victoriaville (FIMAV) is very pleased to make a first announcement about the line-up for the 37th edition, to be held May 20-23, 2021: The Growlers Choir! This choir is conducted by composer Pierre-Luc Senécal and consists entirely of metal singers—growlers! The ensemble was scheduled to perform at the 36th FIMAV in 2020. The artistic direction of the Festival, keen to present this extraordinary project, decided to invite them again for 2021. The date, time, venue and full details of the concert will be revealed in March. But, for now, go get a taste of this project! You can watch an excerpt of the piece “Hate Machine,” released virtually on October 29th, here. The world premiere stage performance of this work will happen in Victoriaville next May.
Work on the next FIMAV is proceeding at a steady pace. The team is working on several scenarios in order to be able to present the event in the best possible conditions. FIMAV intends to present its concerts and its circuit of sound art installations in public spaces while abiding to all public health directives in effect at that time. This will ensure the safety of the public, our employees and the artists. The members of the FIMAV team are monitoring the evolution of the pandemic and adapting their planning accordingly. As a result, all major decisions relative to the presentation of the 37th FIMAV in 2021 will be communicated regularly in order to keep our audience and partners informed.
Good health to you!
Thursday, September 10, 2020 - The Productions Plateforme team is back after spending the summer replenishing our energy and enthusiasm. In the last few months, all our habits have been turned upside down, and we experienced a whole range of feelings. But we have not yet lost our motivation, our inner drive to present the Festival International de Musique Actuelle de Victoriaville! We are still here, and we are back at work on organizing the 37th edition of FIMAV to be presented next spring!
As is well known, creativity and resourcefulness are some of the strongest suits of our team. So we are in the process of developing a plan that will allow us to present our usual concerts and sound art installations abiding to current public health guidelines. Please join us from May 20 to 23, 2021, as we get together once again!