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Radio ›› Wednesday, October 18, 2017

Blog ›› Wednesday, October 18, 2017

  • Today…

    … is the birthday of Martin Tétreault (1957).

    October 18, 2017 ›› General
  • Jeux de pistes in The Squid’s Ear

    “At this point, there is nothing innovative or even novel about the combination of improvisation and composition save the way the symbiotic relationship is achieved. On this score, Ensemble SuperMusique succeeds on all counts. This disc offers up four of what might be described, loosely and inadequately, as graphic scores, though whatever images are involved are not nearly as graphic…”

    October 4, 2017 ›› Press
  • Paul Dolden in Chain DLK

    “We recently had an in-depth conversation with Canadian electro-acoustic composer Paul Dolden, following the review of his recent output “Histoires d’histoire” on empreintes DIGITALes. You’ll understand the reason why his musical production — focusing both on harmonic and tonal research as well as on the superimposition and juxtaposition of different music styles — deserves to be delved into. Chain DLK…”

    September 29, 2017 ›› Press
  • Mikrokosmos Sz 107 in The Squid’s Ear

    “Quartetski’s interpretation of classic works has been a mixed approach in the best possible way. Their version of Stravinski’s Le Sacre du printemps adhered near 50% of the time to the mystical original, the other portion being a different type of genius musical accoutrement.* The group’s Prokofiev covers turned the Russian composer into a hard-bopping jazz man. Now the quintet…”

    September 18, 2017 ›› Press
  • Chants et danses… with Strings! in Touching Extremes

    “We’re here reporting about the most recent effort by a pair of pillars of Quebec’s scene, of whom this reviewer bought the vinyl version of their first collaboration — Chants Et Danses Du Monde Inanimé — shortly after it came out in 1984 (gasp). We never looked back, in case you’re asking. Conventum, ever heard of them? Le Trésor De…”

    September 6, 2017 ›› Press
  • Scott Thomson in La Scena Musicale

    “In 2010, trombonist Scott Thomson left his native Toronto for Montréal. “I wanted to change scenery, he states in a recent conversation, so I moved here to stake the turf for awhile.” Luck would have it that his landlord would be none other than Jean Derome. In the seven years since, the new man in town has fully integrated himself…”

    September 1, 2017 ›› Press