Information : Simon Fauteux

The full-length album, ACTE III, will be released on March 22 via Rosemarie Records

04/04 – Québec – Grand Théâtre
09/04 – Caraquet – Centre culturel de Caraquet
10/04 – Charlottetown – Théâtre Port-Lajoye
11/04 – Moncton – Théâtre Capitol
12/04 – Bathurst – Salle Richelieu
13/04 – Miramichi – Théâtre Gilles-Laplante
10/05 – Longueuil – Théâtre de la Ville
24/05 – Trois-Rivières – Salle Anaïs-Allard-Rousseau

Montreal, February 2024 – After releasing the first two parts ACTE III, Scène I and ACTE III, Scène II including three songs each, composer, arranger and multi-instrumentalist Simon Leoza today shares “ACTE III, Scène III”, the third part of the full-length album ACTE III which will be released on March 22 via Rosemarie Records. The tour will begin on April 4 at the Grand Théâtre de Québec and continue in the Maritimes as well as in Longueuil on May 10 and Trois-Rivières on May 24. Find details HERE

« iƪƪusions », a collaborative epic ambient-pop-electronic piece with singer Pilou, delves into the heartache of watching loved ones fade in the grip of memory loss. Evolving from delicate arpeggios, it morphs into a compelling narrative of heavy electronics, drums, and beats, reflecting the weight of the theme.

« camera obscura », responds to ‘III:XIII’ from Scène I, immersing listeners in an enigmatic limbo, devoid of time or certainty. This emotive piece, featuring a small orchestra sans tempo, invokes deep observation of the human experience. Distant drums add to its haunting allure, whereas woodwinds, horn and strings float slowly and evoke contemplation in a liminal space.

« ℜeχ ɲeβulÅ », draws the curtains with majestic resonance. A techno-infused anthem, it invokes a higher calling, echoing themes of reverence and redemption. With a percussive ostinato sound carrying the album’s essence, it stands as a heralding ode, a prelude to the upcoming album, evoking an aura of sanctity and grandeur.

ACTE III brilliantly combines indie-classical, pop and electronic music. Brimming with evocative and abstract orchestrations, accompanied by electronic elements, Simon Leoza’s pieces create a vibrant soundscape that is both warm and uplifting. In every respect, Leoza presents himself as a fully accomplished artist, whose ability to create dense impactful melodies and soundscapes confirms his rightful place in the spotlight.

Magnificent recent news, the Quebec film Invincible, directed by Vincent René-Lortie and with original score by Simon Leoza, is nominated for an Oscar in the Live Action Short Film category.

Music : Simon Leoza except« iƪƪusions »: Music : Simon Leoza / Lyrics : Pilou)
Production and additional arrangements: Blaise Borboën-Léonard
Arrangements: Gabriel Desjardins, Simon Leoza
Sound recording : Ghyslain Luc Lavigne, Blaise Borboën-Léonard
Mix : Ghyslain Luc Lavigne
Studios : Studio Makina, Studio PM

Source : Rosemarie Records