The Music Gallery & Cluster New Music and Integrated Arts Festival present
Many Visions: Plumes Deconstructs the Music of Grimes
+ David Jones
Saturday, March 11, 2017
Doors: 7pm | Concert: 8pm
The Music Gallery, 197 John St.
Tickets: $15 Regular | $10 Members/Students |$13 Advance at musicgallery.org
“With its assortment of strings, various brass arrangements, guitars, and so much more, Plumes is a glorious crossover of classical music grace and indie-pop catchiness” – Greyowl Point
Producer/singer Grimes has become one of Canada’s most intriguing talents, whose highly detailed yet insanely catchy sonic constructions provide much to explore. Powered by the imagination of thirteen composers, Montreal’s Plumes Ensemble takes inspiration from Grimes’ breakout album Visions to create an entirely new sonic universe.
Plumes, a hybrid pop/classical group originating from Montréal, is the ideal group to take on this mission. Singer/guitarist and songwriter Veronica Charnley, former frontperson for Canadian indie rock group Flotilla, is joined by musicians from diverse backgrounds, including composer and multi-instrumentalist Geof Holbrook, harpist Éveline Grégoire-Rousseau, drummer Karl Jannuska and an expanding cast of chamber musicians including violist Pemi Paull and bass clarinettist Louise Campbell.
Many Visions’ composers are Carmen Vanderveken, Veronica Charnley, Isaiah Ceccarelli, Giorgio Magnanensi, Nicole Lizée, Marielle Groven, Jennifer Bachynsky, Emilie LeBel, Fjóla Evans, Tawnie Olson, Stephanie Moore, Eliot Britton, and Monica Pearce. Each reconsiders the songs of Visions to create original compositions celebrating subversion and deconstruction.
Many Visions is presented on a cross-Canada tour which is supported in part by the Canada Council for the Arts and the Cluster: New Music + Integrated Arts Festival (Winnipeg).
David Jones is an electronic musician who blends analogue and digital systems to create intense, beautiful and rhythmic environments. In the Fall of 2016 he performed as part of the multimedia trio Lydian for Forms Festival, his video art was screened at Pleasure Dome’s New Toronto Works and he performed in collaboration with the Tafelmusik Baroque Orchestra for their Underground Elysium concert at the Great Hall.
Visuals for the night provided by Niki Sehmbi