Composer Pierre Laurendeau has a long track record. In almost 30 years of his career, he has composed hundreds or even thousands of melodies and has participated in dozens and dozens of different projects. Pierre worked for more than a decade with Debra Brown, choreographer at Cirque du Soleil, composing and directing an acrobatic ballet on trampoline. Strangely, however, he never recorded a record in his name. This situation has changed since May 2017, with the release of its first EP.
“Saying that I’m going blank, I have not done that often in my career,” says Pierre, who has been living in Sutton for 20 years. I was always free in creation, but there was always a frame. I was responding to an order. But then, I only did what I wanted, without asking myself questions. And I really tripped! ”
From this supreme freedom was born WEM3 , a mini-album of electronic instrumental music that brings together four songs of deep house inspiration . “It’s not so much to dance in the discotheques, rather to the ambient music with accents of jazz,” says the musician.
Pierre Laurendeau had begun to work on his personal project at the beginning of the millennium. Being always busy elsewhere, to other contracts, he more often than not delayed the time to refine his own material. Until last November. “For the first time in more than 10 years, I took some time off, stepped back a bit, and I thought it was time to bring out my personal projects. ”
He awarded himself “a budget slippers” and alternated all winter the sessions in the small studio arranged in his country house and ski walks. Seven songs took shape, four were selected. “They formed a family,” the composer said.
WEM3 is released on over 800 digital music platforms around the world.
Some highlights of his resume
1991 : made the musical arrangements of the song C’est Zéro, performed by Julie Masse, which won the Félix Découverte of the year.
1992 : He is the author of the mega-advertising campaign about the 40th anniversary of Radio-Canada, Regardez votre histoire – “my first big gig , a turning point in my career,” he says.
1994 : medalist at the Jeux de la Francophonie in the category Tales and Legends alongside Jocelyn Bérubé, whose music he has composed for his CD-books for more than 25 years.
1994-2004 : he collaborates for more than a decade with Debra Brown, choreographer at Cirque du Soleil. With his troupe, they perform on numerous stages in America and Europe with their acrobatic ballet on trampoline, which directly inspired the show of Cirque du Soleil Zumanity .
2001 : official show of the Summit of the Americas under the direction of Michel Cusson with the Orchester symphonique de Québec.
2007-2010 : it accompanies the National Ligue of Improvisation.
2014-2017 : composes the music of 72 episodes of the television show Subito Texto , presented on Télé-Québec.