Bernard Falaise

Montréal, Québec, 1965

  • Composer
  • Performer (guitar)

Bernard Falaise, a versatile musician, plays electric guitar, composes and improvises for several groups, including Klaxon Gueule, Miriodor, Les Projectionnistes and PapaBoa He has written for the Ensemble Contemporain de Montréal, Quartango, Ensemble Quasar, Bradyworks and others. He has produced recordings by Frank Martel (Sautons ce repas de midi), Jorane (Vent fou) and Marie-Jo Thério (La Maline) and often performs with the latter in concert. He has also collaborated with artists such as André Duchesne, Pierre Cartier, Urbain Desbois, Frank Martel, René Lussier, Michel F. Côté and Robert M. Lepage. He has created music for the theatre, dance, cinema and television (including for Robert Lepage, Marcelle Hudon, David Pressault and Martin Faucher).

Allergic to labels, Falaise explores acid rock, twelve-tone waltzes and industrial tangos with equal enthusiasm, using traditional writing as well as numerical technology.