Thursday, November 1, 20128:00 pm
Rock takes over contemporary music!
- La Machine (Yovanny Betancur, flute; François Gagné, clarinet, harmonica; Olivier Maranda, percussion; Marc-Olivier Lamontagne, electric guitar; Geneviève Liboiron, violin; Julie Fuchs, viola; Émilie Girard-Charest, cello; Daniel Áñez, piano; Gordon M Allen, trumpet; Pierre-Alexandre Maranda, electric bass, double bass; Ana Dall’Ara-Majek, electronics; électronique)
- Cristian Germán Gort, conductor
Legendary Italian composer Fausto Romitelli has created a unique style by successfully fusing spectral composition and the hallucinated and raging expressiveness of psychedelic rock. This original pairing forms the core of Professeur Bad Trip, a triptych inspired by altered states of human consciousness. The Montréal premiere of this work will be completed by works from three local composers sharing similar interests: underground rock musician Cédric Soucy crossbreeds his first influences in a hypnotic concert piece; Brian Harmann uses a subtle language in a work full of bewitching spectral influences; finally, Michaël Laroque takes over Romitelli’s ensemble to make it play something else, in a style showcasing instrumental diversity. Bad Trip: trippy music indeed!