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Jim Lamarche – 2024

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NEW:  SAVING LIVES – BLOG/journal
a recent sampling of clips from the trilogy – ONE LIFE, TWO LIVES, THREE LIVES & TEMPLE REDUX

http://jimlamarche.blogspot.com/

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MEDIA COMPOSER: JIM LAMARCHE
is an Education Advisor with a background in Media/Music & Audio Visual Design

Born September 30, 1956 in Sudbury, growing up in Southwestern Ontario, then moving to Toronto in late 1979.
Attended Fanshawe College’s Creative Electronics program in 1974 graduating in Music Industry Arts in 1977.

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1986 Spiral Studio, Phoebe Street Toronto

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Starting out as a recording engineer/music/recording artist (A&M/Universal Music Group), Jim moved into Media Arts teaching/counselling (Ryerson University/International Academy of Design/Toronto Film School/Trebas Institute). Living in Punjab India in 2008, Jim traveled extensively while on tour for CIVC (Canadian Institute of Vocational Courses) based out of Mohali, education consulting in conjunction with Lambton College in Sarnia just before returning as an education consultant in Toronto.

Game Change

India was a necessary departure/opportunity – living for 4 months up in the Punjab brings it all into perspective.  “It was a game-change” reflecting back … “one quickly realizes that there’s a lot more going on in the world than we here in North America can even begin to realize – and you really have to go there – to get it”.  Jim returned, working as a college recruiter whilst immersing himself in photoshop/blogging/writing and experimenting with audio/visual media resulting in this ongoing experiment that’s all new.   Growing up in Woodstock and going to school in London, Ontario; Jim soon found his calling in Toronto, living and working in various large format analog studios (Captain Audio, Kensington Sound, Eastern Sound, Amber Studio and Grant Avenue Studio – Hamilton), working his way up to becoming a full-time engineer where he continued to develop at the time working on his original compositions and recorded music productions during “down time”, exploring the creative sound process …

Getting no sleep and having no social life for years; his efforts were finally noticed by A&M/UMG in 1983 and was signed to a five-year world-wide deal. He recorded two albums with the major label whilst continuing to hone his craft in various studios in the GTA as a freelance producer/engineer having worked with Australias “Split Enz”, Canada’s “Bruce Cockburn”, “Blood Sweat and Tears/David Clayton Thomas”, Linus Entertainments “By Divine Right”, Toronto progressive rock group “Cerafim” and the power pop band “Eleven:11″.  Jim has recorded 7 independent albums (as artist); since A&M/UMG; “night parachuting” (1992), “spearmint lake” (1994), temple (1998), a collection of vintage remastered songs on “old friends” (2006) and his latest trilogy, ONE LIFE, TWO LIVES & THREE LIVES (2023). Various tracks from “night parachuting” continue to receive airplay on Toronto’s CHUM-FM and CHFI (evening programming), amongst dozens of other stations across Canada. One of his composition/recordings,  “ricepaper dancer” (night parachuting) was the opening and closing theme for the nationally syndicated radio show “Steps Ahead”, during the 90′s hosted by John Kares.

Bio by Ingrid Müller (updated by Jim Lamarche)

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The trilogy features works from a variety of composers whose pieces I have downloaded from YouTube and fleshed out in Logic Audio and Final Cut.  Some are morphed combinations (mine w/others) and most are edited/remixed tracks composed by others (credits/links provided).  All other music on this site is original (Lamarche EP, Searching for the Sunrise, Temple, Temple Redux (Divide & Conquer and War Faces Rising), Night Parachuting, Spearmint Lake, Old Friends), composed & performed by Jim Lamarche.

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JIM LAMARCHE/MUSIC:

SAVING LIVES – BLOGSPOT:  http://jimlamarche.blogspot.ca/
OR IN THE ALBUMS:  http://www.jimlamarche.ca/onelife/

EMAIL:
jimlamarche@sympatico.ca

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LOYALTY – Temple Redux

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