4 Cadavres Exquis
Sylvain Lamirande did his college studies in classical saxophone and became a member of the C.E.M. (Musical Experimentation Center of Jonquiere). In Quebec City, he put together an electronic studio and participated in the COBRA Game Player, a project initiated and directed by John Zorn. Lamirande performed live many times with the Quatrax saxophone quartet (free improvisation). He left Quebec City for Montreal in 1989 to start his undergraduate studies in jazz saxophone and electro-acoustic music at Concordia University. In 1993, he founded a jazz-rock group, the Sylvain Lamirande Quartet. Eric Fillion started studying classical piano and organ at age five for a ten-year period. At fifteen, he played synthesizers in alternative groups. Fillion was successively a member of many progressive rock groups, among which Societe d'images (winners of the Empire des futures stars contest at the beginning of the 1980s), Talisma, with whom he performed live, and Filber Basco, with whom he contributed to a progressive music compilation (Dans l'antre du dragon) for the Japanese market.