Danielle Palardy Roger

(b. 1949)
Danielle Palardy Roger has been an active percussionist, composer, and improviser on the Montréal music scene since 1980. Roger has co-founded groups such as Justine, Wondeur Brass, Les Poules, and founded ­Ensemble SuperMusique. As a percussionist and improviser she focuses on asymmetrical rhythms, musical narrative in improvisatory settings, and layering. She has worked with composer Marie ­Pelletier and composed music for the ­Ensemble Contemporain de Montréal and for ­Ensemble SuperMusique. She wrote a Harbour Symphony in 2001 (La grande entente), commissioned by the Musée Pointe-à-­Callière in ­Montréal. Danielle Palardy Roger has made several ­albums for the ­Ambiances Magnétiques ­label, and has collaborated with other label-mates such as Jean Derome, Lori ­Freedman, Fred Frith, Joane Hétu, Diane Labrosse, Joëlle Léandre and Martin Tétreault.

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