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Flore Laurentienne
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Biography

Mathieu David Gagnon has been working for a long time in the shadow of many remarkable projects as an arranger, orchestrator, musical director and a producer. While continuing to skillfully juggle other people's projects, he secretly followed up on an inspiration of his own and, after several months of work, Mathieu David Gagnon was finally ready to share his work, Flore Laurentienne, Vol. 1. It's difficult to describe this project in a few words. This strangely natural marriage between the string orchestra and the synthesizers of the 60's and 70's is declined over eight pieces, which transport us sometimes on the Saint-Laurent, sometimes in a memory. It's an awakening to beauty and above all, an ode to contemplation.

Since the release of his Volume 1, Flore Laurentienne has been acclaimed many times, he was notably nominated in 7 categories at ADISQ in 2020 and won two trophies: Arrangement of the year and Sound recording and mixing of the year. The same year, he was nominated in the long list of the Polaris prize and in 2021, it was the JUNO Awards that recognized his work with a nomination in the Instrumental Album of the Year category. More recently, the project caught the attention of American record company RVNG Intl. who released a reissue of Volume 1 in March 2022. Fleuve No 1 was also noticed by legendary fashion house Chanel and was used as the opening piece for their Fall-Winter 2022-2023 show in Paris.

Flore Laurentienne’s Volume II was released on October 21, 2022 via RVNG Intl. and Costume Re cords.

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Awards & Recognition
  • Nominated at the 2021 JUNOS Awards for Instrumental Album of the Year
  • Nominated on the 2020 Polaris Prize Short List for Volume 1
  • Winner at the 2020 ADISQ for Arrangement of the Year for Volume 1
  • Winner at the 2020 ADISQ for Sound Recording and Mixing of the Year for Volume 1
  • Nominated at the 2020 ADISQ for Best New Artist
  • Nominated at the 2020 ADISQ for Album of the Year - Critic's Choice for Volume 1
  • Nominated at the 2020 ADISQ for Author or Composer of the Year for Volume 1
  • Nominated at the 2020 ADISQ for Revelation of the Year for Volume 1
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Press Quotes

Une musique qui émerveille l’esprit

Arp. Media - Jocelyn Legault

Flore Laurentienne présente une proposition si originale et sensible qu’elle est incontournable dans le paysage québécois.

Le Canal Auditif
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Label
Booking (Canada)Bonsound
Press (Canada)Six Media
Bonsound