Roland Bastien is a multimedia artist, composer (new music) and poet. He started his career in Montreal's Avant-Garde scene in 1979. His works were performed at Tangente Danse Actuelle, vehicule-Art, the temples for new ideas in performance at the time, also Vancouver (Western front) , Toronto, (PowerPlant) New-York and Italy (Venice, Milano) .
In the 80's, he collaborated with Janitor Animated, a progressive punk group and created two multimedia and text performances: Post-Nuclear and Coyote. He also performed at York Gallery in Toronto (music tape, texts and clarinet) a multimedia show.
In the 90's, he collaborated with Asian artists, Marilou Esguerra, Chiwen Liu and Eileen Kage in three major multimedia performances in Vancouver.
We performed Taras at Western front in Vancouver - Poems for a new Metrical patterns at Tom Lee Academy Of Music and Unborn Music (1999) at Western front in Vancouver.
As a Pianist, he collaborated with Vietnamese multi-instrumentalist Ngoc Bich, percussionist Joseph Pepe Danza, Lan Tung (Chinese fiddle) , the master of Zheng: Mei Han, a Korean Kayagum master: Jung Ae Lee, Coat Cooke, Clyde Reed (multi-instrumentalists and Dylan Van Der Schyff percussionist.
As a composer, they have certified his chamber music score 'Les arbres en fleurs ' as a finalist at the Elisabeth Schneider Foundation in Germany in 2000. He wrote 75 chamber music scores,100 Piano solo scores and several patterns of computer generated music. He just finished a manuscript of 350 pages: Silent taught, copyrighted 1022610.
He won the overall prize in February 2006 at The fourth International poetry Competition for his poem 'Mother'. He has been nominated Poetry Ambassador by the National Poetry Month Committee 2006.
The international library of poetry has published his poems in two books: Who's Who in poetry in 2004 and The best poets in 2004. In 2005, Masque publishing in England, in their Decanto Poetry Magazine has published his poems in their April 16th issue and October 19th issue. The American Poets Society has published his poems in Reflections, a compilation ISBN 0-9743429-6-3
He lives and works in Vancouver, Canada
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