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FROM PURCELL TO PROGRESSIVE ROCK!
ORIGINAL MUSIC FROM MARC VALLÉE AND FRÉDÉRIKE BÉDARD BASED ON 17th CENTURY WORKS!
Wednesday 19, Thursday 20, and Friday 21 April, 2017, 8pm
Maison de la culture Maisonneuve
Claire Gignac et compagnie will present Crystal Tears under the musical direction of composer and guitarist, Marc Vallée. This exceptional program was conceived by singer and actress Frédérike Bédard and unites two musical epochs: British composers of 1970s Progressive Rock and English composers of the 17th Century.
While they may seem to be diametrically opposed at first glance, these traditions both emerged from English culture and share notable melodic and harmonic similarities. Indeed, the quality and complexity of Progressive Rock seamlessly echoes works from the Elizabethan era: Frank Zappa versus John Dowland; Genesis and Gentle Giant versus Thomas Morley, Gibbons, and Purcell. A stunning and out-of-the-ordinary aesthetic meeting!
Frédérike Bédard, concept, keyboard, solo voice
Marc Vallée, musical direction, guitars, lap steel, bass clarinet, voice
Vincent Réhel, keyboards
Mario Légaré, bass, stick, contrabass, voice
Christian Paré, drums, percussion, voice
Artistic Direction: Claire Gignac
Box Office: 514-528-2828 or admission.com
$30 (general admission), $25 (members of UDA, Guilde), $15 (students), tax included, service charge applies
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- Mai 11 2017, Aramusique, Sea Songs
- Mai 14 2017, 3 pm, Théâtre de la Ville, Ulysse (Youth tale, in french)
- Mai 27 2017, 4 pm and 7:30 pm, Chapelle Saint-Louis, Enfin la beauté
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ÎLES CD is now for sale
A concert of songs based on the texts of the women Troubadours and musical interludes based on the only Trobairitz melody that survives. Seán Dagher’s original music supports these songs about love, adultery, and the state of affairs of the day, critiques of the governments and the church. The candour and freedom expressed by the Trobairitz seems even more daring because they were women. It is surprising to see the point to which the concerns of the women and men who lived 800 years ago resemble so much ours concerns today.
Inspired by Makura no sōshi(The Pillow Book) by Lady Sei Shōnagon (Japan, around the year 1000), this CD offers a real interaction between music and poetry. Composition and improvisation are brought together to create original music influenced by Japanese aesthetics. Through different approaches - electronic, electric and acoustic music and poetry alternate, intercalate and blend to create a unique sound.
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