Brady’s First Symphony

Wednesday, August 25, 2004 New releases

For its third discographic release on the Ambiances Magnétiques label (the 15th of his career!), composer and guitar player Tim Brady presents his first symphony for solo electric guitar, sampler, live electronics and chamber ensemble. And this ensemble is none other than the famed Nouvel Ensemble Moderne, conducted by . Due to its 24-bit captation, monkish stusio work and {nbio:brady_ti}’s musicianship, Playing Guitar: Symphony #1 is nothing less than a major work of the contemporary repertoire. The album is launched ,September 15, 2004, during the Nouvel Ensemble Moderne’s opening concert for the 2004-2005 season, at Montréal’s Claude-Champagne concert hall.

Expected virtuosity from The Unexpected

Monday, May 10, 2004 New releases

On The Unexpected One, what seems to be a first album by a new quartet is in fact the gathering of four virtuoso of improv. Ron Samworth and Dylan Van der Schyff are two well-known Vancouver musicians, frequently collaborating in bands such as Talking Pictures and the NOW Orchestra. Bernard Falaise and Pierre Tanguay have the same role in Montréal, having multiplied adventurous collaborations for years. On The Unexpected One you have no less than a powerful meeting between two guitars and two drums.