Fanfare Pourpour / Hollmer, Lars
Label: Monsieur Fauteux
Released in: Canada
"Recorded "live" in the studio, Karusell Musik delivers 17 compositions by and with Swedish accordionist Lars Hollmer, orchestrated by Jean Derome for the Fanfare Pourpour. The Fanfare - an authentic large dance ensemble like they don't make 'em anymore, with a brass section, saxes, clarinets, guitars, banjo, accordions, violins, and percussion - invites you to discover or rediscover the songs and tunes of Lars Hollmer.
Lars Hollmer has travelled the world with his timeless melodies full of naive beauty and dancing lyricism, in a number of musical projects. He also excels in the art of collaboration, either with Japanese musicians (the Global Home project), virtuoso accordion players (the group Accordion Tribe) or big Quebecois fanfares!
In the late '80s, he had even recruited sax player Jean Derome in his Looping Home Orchestra, on Fred Frith's recommendation. And so it is egged on by Derome that the Fanfare Pourpour embarked on this adventure with Hollmer. A first - successful - attempt was made at the Festival international de musique incroyable in the summer of 2004, followed by a more official concert at the Festival International de Musique Actuelle de Victoriaville in May 2005, both times with the composer.
In October 2006, Hollmer was back on Québec soil for a week of rehearsals and recordings: the Fanfare backing up Lars; Lars writing for the Fanfare. A double rapture where the Swede's tunes find a new home and the Quebecois fanfare is given pieces that were clearly meant for it."-Dame
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"Marie-Neige Besner performs on voice, & saxophone.
Marie-Neige Besner, a native of Salluit, Nunavik, who grew up in Maniwaki, in the Outaouais, is a multidisciplinary, multi-instrumentalist, singer and saxophone artist who combines Inuit throat singing with other forms of sound, Including literature as well. Since her arrival in Bas-Saint-Laurent in 2011, she has been present on the Rimouski literary scene as a slammer, storyteller and poetess before investing in music and photography. She is currently a member of the GGRIL (Large regional group of improvised liberation) and the duo Brugir with the musician Robin Servant."-Supermusique Website (translated by Google) (http://www.supermusique.qc.ca/en/artistes/besner_ma/)
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"Guido Del Fabbro. Born Montréal, Québec, 1980. Residence: Montréal, Québec. Composer, Performer (violin, electronics).
Born in Montréal, 1980, Guido Del Fabbro started violin lessons at age four. His taste for improvisation and composition first manifested itself around 1990; since then, he has taken several classes and workshops related to these fields. Del Fabbro is co-founder, creator and composer of Mouvement de Musique Présente, a large ensemble of up-and-coming musicians devoted to scored and improvised music. He is also a member of the groups Fanfare Pourpour, Rouge ciel and Concorde Crash. For 18 months, he toured North America with Gilles Ste-Croix's horse circus Cheval-Théâtre. As a performer, he has recorded a few soundtracks for film, television, theatre and dance. As a composer, he has written music for choreographers Élodie Lombardo (Blou take two, Gelsomina) and Séverine Lombardo (Les Accords d'elles). Del Fabbro released his first solo album, Carré de sable, in 2003, on Ambiances Magnétiques. He can be heard on the latest albums by Tomás Jensen and Loco Locass. He is an accompanying multi-instrumentalist in Pierre Lapointe's show La forêt des mal-aimés."-ActuelleCD (http://www.actuellecd.com/en/bio/delfabbro_gu/)
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"Jean Derome. Born Montréal, Québec, 1955. esidence: Montréal, Québec. Composer, Performer (saxophones (alto, baritone, soprano), flutes (flute, bass flute, piccolo, alto flute, recorders), keyboards, small wind instruments (ocarinas, jew's harp, game calls, toys...), percussion, invented instruments, voice)
One of the most active and eclectic musicians on the Canadian creative music scene, Jean Derome has managed to earn the recognition of a larger public, a rare feat in that field. Thanks to his large-scale musique actuelle projects, his compositions, his work as an improviser, his jazz groups and his music for the screen and the stage, Derome ranks as a major creative force, in Québec and abroad. He is experienced and innovative on both saxophone and flute, and his unique writing style cannot be mistaken for anyone else's. Sensitive and powerful, his music often features a funny strike that makes its complex nature more inviting.
Ever since Nébu (one of Québec's first avant-garde jazz groups) in the early '70s, Derome has been consistently renewing and diversifying his approach of composition. He impressed audience and critics first with the flute, then with the saxophone, as a lead character in the musique actuelle underground. He took part to the various artists' collectives looking for new ways to express themselves freely, without esthetic or social constraints, including the Ensemble de musique improvisée de Montréal. Later, in the early '80s, he co-founded Ambiances Magnétiques, a collective and record label that raised his profile at home and introduced his name to the outside world. Among his numerous projects, let us mention the duos Les Granules, Nous perçons les oreilles and Plinc! Plonc!, the dynamic group Jean Derome et les Dangereux Zhoms, and the large-scale projects Confitures de gagaku, Je me souviens - Hommage à Georges Perec and Canot-camping. Most of these projects are based on a unique form of synergy between composition, structured improvisation and genuine creative madness, all this articulated with unmatched playfulness. In 1992, Derome became the second artist to be presented with the Freddie Stone Award (bassist Lisle Ellis was the first).
Besides improvising on a regular basis with Ambiances Magnétiques' members and appearing in their projects, Derome has also shared the stage with several musicians of international stature, among others Fred Frith, Lars Hollmer, Louis Sclavis and Han Bennink. He performs regularly all over Canada, in the US and in Europe. He received a Prix Opus in 2001 for his exposure abroad.
Lately, jazz circles have been praising his undisputable qualities as a jazzman, thanks to the Thelonious Monk tribute project Évidence, the Normand Guilbeault Ensemble (whose Mingus Erectus CD is devoted to Charles Mingus' music), and the much-lauded Derome Guilbeault Tanguay Trio.
Although Jean Derome writes tirelessly for his own projects, he is much in demand in the fields of film, theatre and dance. A short list of this side of his work would have to include his numerous scores for the National Film Board of Canada (NFB), especially for films by John Walker, Jacques Leduc, Fernand Bélanger and animated films by Pierre Hébert, Michèle Cournoyer and Jean Detheux; his incidental music for Théâtre UBU, Théâtre de Quat'Sous and Théâtre du Nouveau Monde; not forgetting his work with several top choreographers, including Louise Bédard, Andrew de Lotbinière Harwood, Daniel Soulières and Ginette Laurin. Other music ensembles have commissioned works from him, including Tuyo, Bradyworks, the Hard Rubber Orchestra from Vancouver and Fanfare Pourpour. Incidentally, Derome is the musical director of the latter.
Over thirty years of music and 70 record credits later, Jean Derome still has sleeves bursting with tricks."-ActuelleCD (http://www.actuellecd.com/en/bio/derome_je/)
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2. En grekisk faster 2:24
3. Änte Flöttar ja te sjöss 2:15
4. Arvevals 2:45
5. Karusell musik 4:16
6. Inte Quanta 3:01
7. Avlägsen strandvals 2:32
8. Skiss Mellan Brest och Segosero 2:20
9. Experiment 2:15
10. Cirkus 1 3:29
11. Cirkus 2 1:54
12. Sarasnoa 2:23
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14. Det måste bli gjort 1:44
15. Boeves Psalm 3:04
16. Pompen 3:31
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