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Michel Corriveau's New Instrumental Album OMNITUDES Out Now

Michel Corriveau's New Instrumental Album OMNITUDES Out Now

Almost exactly four years after his highly personal debut album, OMNI, Michel Corriveau is back with nine new instrumental tracks on OMNITUDES.

For decades, Michel Corriveau has worked behind the scenes as a composer of film music. He has a low profile, and yet his music has been very widely heard by the public.

OMNITUDES is Michel Corriveau's second album, as deeply personal as his debut. The master of electro-acoustic ambient soundscapes combines a wide variety of sounds and instruments into atmospheric music at the intersection of emotion and high technology. As he puts it, "Omnitudesis an innocent look at our connected solitudes."

Born in Grand-mère, Quebec, to a musician mother - the daughter of orchestra conductor Philippe Fillon, after whom Shawinigan's concert hall is named - Michel Corriveau started playing piano at a very early age. He developed a strong interest in music, going on to study it formally before launching a brief career in the 1980s as a composer of piano scores for modern ballet. During that period he met Jean Alain Roussel (Bob Marley, The Police, Céline Dion), who became his mentor, and joined the popular rock band Luba on guitar and keyboards. He toured internationally for several years and produced a number of records. A self-described cinephile, the artist took a new path in the mid-1990s, turning to film scores. He was soon approached by Erik Canuel to create music for the filmHemingway.

The experience revealed the artist's ability to underscore powerful words and images with his music. He spent the subsequent years working on more than 40 television and film productions, exploring a multitude of worlds and environments. He composed the music for numerous series made in Quebec and France, including Les pays d'en haut,Boomerang, Prémonitions, Mensonges, Port d'attache, Les Lavigueurand Versailles,and music for feature films such as Bon Cop Bad Copby Érik Canuel, for which he earned a Jutra nomination in 2007;Annaby Charles-Olivier Michaud, a film that won him the 2016 award for Best Original Music Score at the Los Angeles Independent Film Festival Awards;andDans la brume, a film made in France by Quebec-born director Daniel Roby. In 2017, he became the inaugural winner of the award for Screen Composer of the Year at the 28thannual SOCAN Awards. This internationally acclaimed artist enjoys a stellar reputation!

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