From September 2006 to April 2007, chief editor of CHANTER, magazine of the l'Alliance des chorales du Québec, Québec's choir association.
2004 to May 2007, chronicler at L'entremuse, World Music radio program
anchored by Yves Bernard, at Montreal's CIBL-FM 101,5 radio station.
2003, reviewer of CD of world classical music for the classical music
magazine The Scena
Musicale, in Montréal.
Since February 2005, the magazine
presents a full page on World Musics. Interviews, discussions on ethnomusicological
From December 2000 to October
2002, reviewer for the All
Music Guide, a Web site on music of all kinds and all sources.
Reviewed CD of world music, from Bali to Siberia, from Middle-East
to East of Europe. I have more than 250 reviews of CDs currently
on-line, as well as articles (see the list below).
From March to October 2003, chronicler
for French Canadian Web site cmathematique.com.
Present first 4 original chronicles on music and mathematics.
From 1999 to 2004, book reviewer for the Journal of Consciousness Studies.
Since 2005, book and CD reviewer for the German ethnomusicological journal The World of Music.
will find below a list of articles published by Bruno Deschênes
on the Internet. Most of them have been published
in English, but some are in French.
Bruno Deschênes has also music scores of Japanese
music available on-line (see below).
Traditional Instrumental Music, An overview of solo
Traditions Web site, England, December 2001.
Japanese Shakuhachi and the Western World, Bob's
Music Index Web Site , Fall 2003.
- Japanese Taiko Drums,
All Music Guide Web Site.
in Japanese Arts. ThingsAsian.com
Web Site, 2003.
La Scena Musicale
- Version 3.0 of Sibelius.
La Scena Musicale Web Site (Decembre
2003/January 2004) (all articles are also available in print).
- Where East Meets West: Contemporary Chinese Music.
La Scena Musicale Web Site (February
- Chinese Composer Tan Dun Fuses Old and New.
La Scena Musicale Web Site (February 2004).
- Arab Music. La
Scena Musicale Web Site (October 2004).
on World Music. Introductory article (February 2005).
interview with the Artistic Director, Katia Makdissi-Warren, of this
Middle-Eastern group based in Québec (March 2005).
World Music is Music. Interview
with Liette Gauthier, Artistic Director and Founder of Festival Musique
MultiMontréal (April 2005).
Inuit Throat-Singing. Article
Inuit Inuit throat-singing. (May 2005).
cultures de Drummondville. Presentation of this international
Fold Festival (June 2005).
Interview with this contemporary Quebec composer of Spanish origin
Article on the dilemna between tradition
and modernity (September 2005).
The Montreal Festival of
the Arab World. Interview with Joseph
Nhaklé, the Artistic Director of the festival (October 2005).
Zakir Hussain. Interview
with the World Reknown Indian tabla player Zakir Hussain, during his
vist at the 2005 Montréal Jazz Festival (November 2005).
Copyrights in World Music.
Article on the respect, or more specifically
the last of respect of copyrights in regards to World music (December
Musiques et cultures: 3e
volume de Musiques, Une encyclopédie pour le XXIe siècle,
directed by Jean-Jacques Nattiez. Interview with Jean-Jacques
Nattiez, presenting the third volume of this 5-volume French and Italian
encyclopedie (February 2006).
Kiya Tabassian. Interview
with this talented Iranian musician now living in Montreal with his brother, about their new CD of traditional and modern
Iranian music (March 2006).
Jeunes musiciens du monde
(Musicians of the World). Interview
with one of the founder of this aid organization, which is now
an international one (April 2006).
Festival Accès Asie. Interview with Janet Lumb, founder of this festival which is now at his 11th edition (May 2006).
Yoshio Kurahashi. Interview with this Japanese shakuhachi master, the shakuhachi being this well-known Japanese bamboo flute. This interview was done following a concert in gave in Ottawa on January 7, 2007 (June 2006).
Festival Musique et mémoires. Interview with the artistic director of that French Canadian traditional music festival of Joliette, Québec (July-August 2006).
of Scientific Articles.
N.B.: For those who wish to print the articles,
click once on the text and then print.
Bruno Deschênes has also arranged traditional
Japanese pieces for diverse Western instruments. Some can be found
on the following Web site: www.SibeliusMusic.com.
He currently has available the following pieces:
samourai song, for 2 flutes or 2 shakuhachis. Free.
(Spring Rain), geisha song, arranged for 2 flutes (or 2 shakuhachis)
and 2 cellos (or 2 guitars). Cost: $3.95 US.
Sato No Aki (Fall
in the Countryside), folksong, for flute and guitar. Free.
Rokudan No Shirabe
(Piece in six parts), piece from the classical Japanese chamber music
repertoire, originally for koto, shakuhachi and shamisen. Original
arrangement for string quartet. Cost: $5.95 US.
Sado Okesa & Soran
Bushi. Arrangement of two folk songs for shakuhachi
and shinobue (or 2 flutes). Free.
Arrangement of 5 songs from the island of Okinawa. The arrangement
is for flute, violin and cello. Cost: $3.95.