Major events

November 1991 : Réseaux des arts médiatiques (Akousma) produces its first concert, Top secret – hommage à Francis Dhomont ;

May to october 1992 : Montréal’s 350ᵗʰ anniversary event at the Planétarium de Montréal ;

May 1992 : Inaugural concert at the Place des Arts’ 5ᵉ salle ;

February 1996 : L’orchestre de haut-parleurs at the Musiques-échange Québec-Belgique festival ;

1996/1997 : Réseaux presents its first regular season with the Rien à voir series ;

2003 : Launch of the iConcerts, virtual concerts commissioned by Réseaux and presented via its website ; 

2004 : Pulsar, a series of acousmatic concerts at the (former) Montréal Planetarium ;

2005 : Akousma, a series of concerts dedicated to all forms of electronic music  ;

2007 : Le Vivier group is created with Réseaux as a founding member ; 

2008 : New artistic director Nicolas Bernier takes the helm; a three-year strategic plan is developed ;

2011 : Akousma gets a new artistic director, Louis Dufort; the festival moves its main concert series to Usine C and also celebrates its 20th birthday !

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2011 : The first concerts outside Quebec are held: one in Ottawa, where Akousma features at the Electric Fields festival by Artengine, and the other in New York, at the Experimental Media and Performing Arts Center (EMPAC) of the Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute in Troy ; 

2012 : Francis Dhomont gives a concert at the CIRMMT to celebrate 20 years of Réseaux. We also say happy 30th birthday to Annette Vande Gorne’s organization Musique & Recherches, the Belgian inspiration for Réseaux; and the students from CEGEP Saint-Laurent present two pieces marking the 50th anniversary of the “Concert collectif” given by GRM members in Paris, June 1962 ; 

2013 : Akousma’s tenth edition!

2021 : Akousma celebrates its 30th birthday in October with a fully local edition! (Because this pandemic isn’t over yet...)