Saturday, October 19, 2013

Recording: Ensemble SuperMusique

Artist: Ensemble SuperMusique

Song: Positions d'amour

Recorded at The Music Gallery ("X Avant VIII"), October 18, 2013.

Ensemble SuperMusique - Positions d'amour

Full review to follow. Montréal's ESM is home to some of the founders of musique actuelle, the specifically Québecois "cohabitation des différentes tendances musicales", melding "rock déstructuré, jazz fragmenté, chansons éclatées, folklore réinventé, ambiances bruitistes, improvisations, nouvelles musiques d’ensemble, métissages des lutheries acoustiques et électroacoustiques". Sometimes playing from non-traditional graphical scores, sometimes literally rolling the dice to decide on the musical division of labour, there's a mix of rigour and playfulness to the group's music, whose inspiration is rooted in such everyday places as a laundromat's buzzing fluorescent lights or this piece's bedroom antics.

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