GGRIL (Grand Groupe Regional d'Improvisation Liberee)
The GGRIL is a Canadian ensemble of musicians who experiment with various forms of interactions possible in an orchestra without a conductor, bringing together a dozen musicians from different backgrounds.
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Label: Tour de Bras
Catalog ID: TDB 990001LP
Squidco Product Code: 18236
Packaging: Vinyl LP in a clear vinyl PVC sleeve.
Recorded at Coop Paradis in August 2012 by Pierre Leger and Mario Gauthier.
Anna Lisa Cone-contrabass
Eric Normand-electric bass
Catherine S. Massicotte-violin
Robert Bastien-electric guitar
Remy Belanger de Beauport-cello
Olivier D'Amours-electric guitar
Antoine Letourneau-Berger-percussion, clarinet, electronics
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"The GGRIL is a monster improv ensemble (gathering three electric guitars, strings and percussion) with a unique sound. Combines showcase games and improv strategy designed by band leader Eric Normand. The group is particularly interested in compositions that do not exhibit linear flow, but courses in which the player makes choices. The GGRIL has been active since 2007, and in addition to the compositions of its members worked through workshop with musicians of the caliber of Jean Derome, Ren Lussier, Evan Parker and Danielle P. Roger."-All About Jazz
"The GGRIL is an ensemble of musicians who have decided to give a space to experiment with various forms of interactions possible in an orchestra without a conductor. The group brings together a dozen musicians from different backgrounds, but all eager to explore new territories offered by bands where the music is alive, freed from the linearity of writing. Powered by Tour de Bras, Rimouski, this set is a way to involve a large number of musicians and composers in the region around a unifying project and exploded. The group is particularly interested in compositions that do not exhibit linear flow, but courses in which the player makes choices. Games, constraints, canvas, graphics are all tools used by composers of the group or invited to propose new parts to the whole. The playfulness of his work and the transparency of its processes are a set of GGRIL to see at any age for a colorful excursion into the land of contemporary music.
The GGRIL has been active since 2007, and in addition to the compositions of its members worked through workshop with musicians of the caliber of Jean Derome, René Lussier, Evan Parker and Danielle P. Roger."-Tour de Bras
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"Eric Normand is an improviser, bassist, instrument designer, composer, songwriter, singer and record and concert producer. He defines himself as an epidisciplinary musician, a free electron driven by its yearning for meetings. As an improviser, he develop a personal and radical playing on a homemade electric bass equipped with mics and objects feedbacking and vibrating in small electronic devices, creating electric flux interrupted by the instrumental gesture. With this set, he prefer to play duets, with Jim Denley (flute and sax), Philippe Lauzier (bass clarinet and sax), Sébastien Cirotteau (trumpet), Pierre-Yves Martel (viola de gamba and electronic), Jean-Luc Guionnet (saxophone), in addition of several spontaneous encounters.
He also play in bands involved in a more specific musical genre as danced poetry with BABABA, instrumental theatre with Le Veau/ The Veal, songs with Les Pitounes and Éric Normand Chante and folk music with The Surruralits and RRRRoyal Canadian Free Form Folk Experience. Interested in collective creation and orchestral improvisation, he lead for seven years the GGRIL, a 15 pieces band that have worked with composers such as Evan Parker, Jean Derome, Robert Marcel Lepage and Michael Fischer. His music has been programmed by or performed in several festivals in Canada , Australia and Europe. It have also been broadcasted by Radio-Canada, Australian Broadcasting Corporation, CBC, Radio-Grenouille, and several college radio stations."-Eric Normand 4/19/2017
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• Show Bio for Antoine Letourneau-Berger
"Having first studied piano with Carmen Parent was younger, Antoine Létoumeau-Berger discovered the drums at the age of 13 years to finally enroll in 2004 Rimouski Conservatory of Music in Gabriel Dionne percussion class . He is currently studying at the undergraduate level and prepares his final examination 3 "cycle (Superior I). He taught for 3 years alongside drums and percussion music Ecole du Bas-Saint-Laurent. Over the past years he was part of Rythmus percussion group. However, his interest in music is not limited only to classical percussion. Antoine also practices rnusicale sometimes acoustic improvisation, sometimes more electronic. it happened on various occasions through collective tower arm in Rimouski, Moncton, Montreal and Saguenay as the Grand freed regional improv group that drifts Music and Ze Big band. in summer 2009, he was resident musician with duo . traces of improvised music Also, he regularly indulges in sound recording and composition in 2009 iI dialed phone game, a solo piece for multiple percussion, vibraphone and rnarimba;. he co-wrote Fissure, a work for orchestra and composed music to I'occasion spontaneous meetings the inner ear, serni-improvised piece for clarinet, violin, double bass and drums. In March 2010, it launched under the name of The Eye and the Monocle his first record intifulé
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