Yolande Laroche’s “Journal d’Enfance” was co-presented with Debaser as part of their amazing multi-sensory series Pique. This was the premiere of this intimate sonic experience mixing childhood memories and fantastical sonic experiments.
Yolande Laroche is a Franco-Taiwanese Canadian singer-songwriter and multi-instrumentalist residing in Gatineau, Quebec. She presents ‘Journal d’enfance’ – a sonic triptych inspired from the pages of her childhood diaries. Exploring playfulness and freedom in the musical arrangement, the lyrics represent the inner workings of a child looking to express the enchanted wonders of their imagination. The composition was created during a production residency at DAIMON’s ambisonic studio in Hull, Quebec. It was co-produced with Nick Schofield, and features an array of spoken word, synthesizers and processed clarinet.
“Journal d’Enfance” was created by Yolande Laroche at artist-run centre Daïmôn as part of the event Détonations
Pique is a new forward-thinking, artist-driven quarterly event series featuring eclectic musical, visual and multimedia artists, produced by Debaser.
Since establishing in 2013, Debaser has become one of Ottawa’s leading independent and underground music presenters, best known for its experimental music curation and inclusive events.
Their primary activity is programming, producing and promoting music and arts events, but we have also released compilation albums, produced multidisciplinary projects, hosted discussions, created web art, made radio and published zines.
Debaser is an incorporated nonprofit organization whose mandate is to support and exhibit underrepresented creative artists.