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GGRIL (Grand Groupe Regional d'Improvisation Liberee): Combines [VINYL] (Tour de Bras)

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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Alexandre Robichaud-trumpet

Anna Lisa Cone-contrabass

Robin Servant-accordion

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

Tom Jacuqes-percussion


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Label: Tour de Bras
Catalog ID: TDB 990001LP
Squidco Product Code: 18236

Format: LP
Condition: New
Released: 2013
Country: Canada
Packaging: Vinyl LP in a clear vinyl PVC sleeve.
Recorded at Coop Paradis in August 2012 by Pierre Leger and Mario Gauthier.

Descriptions, Reviews, &c.

"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


Artist Biographies

Alexandre Robichaud is a Canadian trumpeter, known for the bands Le Grand Groupe Régional d'Improvisation Libérée, Equse, GGRIL, Incipit, and work with Éric Normand.

-Discogs (https://www.discogs.com/artist/3548610)
2/28/2024

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"Robin Servant [Rimouski, Canada] is a musician with a passion for traditional musics, improvisation, and composition. He has worked in many traditional ensembles (Trio Salicorne, Tord-Vis, la Baratte à Beurre, la Marée montante) and also in improvised music groups (GGRIL, duo Escarbilles, Brugir). He tries to make connections between popular traditions and contemporary musics. His work is organized around 2 axes: sharing the experience and experiencing the moment. With Du souffle et de l'espace, he explores the acoustics of the places he visits by making them vibrate with his accordion and electronics."

-International Institute for Critical Studies in Improvisation (http://improvisationinstitute.ca/workshops-conferences/camp/faculty-bios/)
2/28/2024

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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 2/28/2024

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"After several years of studies in classical violin and literature, Catherine S Massicotte turned her musical practice upside down, switching from performer to improviser and sound artist. Cutting codes open, she favours the communicational aspect, the meeting, and the exchange. She aims for a less rational understanding of the instrument and its functions. She is involved in several projects and ensembles, including Tutu Combo, Minus 3, P.O.W.E.R., and Grand groupe régional d'improvisation libérée (GGRIL)."

-ElectroCD (https://electrocd.com/en/artiste/massicotte_ca/Catherine_S_Massicotte)
2/28/2024

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Robert Bastien is a Canadian guitarist, known for his work with GGRIL ( Le Grand Groupe Régional d'Improvisation Libérée).

-Discogs (https://www.discogs.com/artist/2263380)
2/28/2024

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"As a musician, Rémy Bélanger de Beauport is first and foremost a free-improv cellist. He plays piano for ballet classes, electric bass, guitar and drums for rock bands and vocals in different contexts. As a mathematician, he has taught college-level math. He also organizes events and gets himself involved in many causes.

Originally from Québec City, Rémy's artistic practice as an experimental musician dates back to his teenage years. Influenced by Karlheinz Stockhausen and Nirvana, he publishes a first recording in 2003, with noise trio soda pop for a Déluge/Alterflow compilation. The same year, he releases an album as duo KL6 39E, on guitar, before switching over to the cello, starting the Fenaison trio with a first album on Ambiances Magnétiques in 2007.

Since then, he has been active in many long and short term projects: as a singer in Ensemble Partiel, he performs Stimmung, by Karlheinz Stockhausen; as a free-improv cellist, he plays in Le Veau / The Veal on Cuchabata Records (Faire l'amour aux banques, 2015) and is regularly invited to play one-off concerts. As the cellist in GGRIL (an improvisers' orchestra based in Rimouski, Québec) he is heard on Combines (Tour de bras, 2015) and has performed in France and Italy as part of a European tour in 2016. While living in Belring in 2015-2016, he formed string trio THUYA with bass player Klaus Kürvers and violinist Gerhard Uebele (Live @ the CLUB, Creative Sources Recordings, 2016) and joined the Berlin Improvisers' Orchestra. He has recently released a flexidisc Angenehmer Duft on Kohlenstoff Records and a solo album D'éclisses on Ambiances Magnétiques.

Rémy often works with dancers and choreographers, like Valerie Sabbah with whom he performs as Roméo & Juliette. He plays piano for ballet classes in various institutions such as L'École supérieure de ballet du Québec, L'École de danse de Québec and the Royal Academy of Dance, Berlin. For the Réseau d'enseignement de la danse, he composed and recorded, with percussionist Steve Hamel, music targeted for the teaching of Simonson Jazz dance in 2015.

Rémy has participated in several festivals as a free-improv cellist, Festival international de musique actuelle in Victoriaville, Francofolies in Montréal, Festival international de la littérature in Montréal, Festival des musiques de créations in Saguenay-Lac-Saint-Jean, Rencontres de musiques spontanées in Rimouski, Kunst und Kultur Forum in Berlin.

Rémy graduated in composition and music theory at McGill University, in mathematics at Université du Québec à Montréal and participates in improvisation masterclasses, perhaps more notably with Jean Derome, Lori Freedman, Fred Frith, Tristan Honsinger and Joëlle Léandre. He has earned scholarships and awards from McGill University in 2003, 2009 and 2010, the Coup de cœur SuperMusique in 2008 with Quintette de l'Halloween and the Prix culturel Rimouskois, pour la relève in 2013."

-Ambiances Magnetiques Website (http://www.actuellecd.com/en/bio/belangerdebeauport_re/)
2/28/2024

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"Olivier D'Amours is a guitarist, audio artist and sound performer living in Rimouski. His musical influences range from rock to jazz through noise and modern music. He specializes in tailor-made effects chains for each project, in alternative tunings as well as in sound synthesis in video. He is part of the Large Regional Group of Improvised Music (Vivaces, Combines, Gestes), of the duo Les Monocytes (Spirospatial, Deer Island) and is a founding member of the Montreal noise collective La Forêt Rouge (Cassette, Hors de tout doubt reasonable, Hors of any unreasonable doubt, and if there is any doubt)."

-Supermusiqu (https://www.supermusique.qc.ca/en/artistes/damours_ol)
2/28/2024

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"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 , ambient music that depicts disparate sound worlds."

-AACMR Website (translated by Google) (http://aacmr.ca/letourneau-berger-antoine-percussionniste.php&prev=search)
2/28/2024

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Track Listing:



SIDE A

jeu de carte - premiere partie 8:52

jeu de carte - deuxieme partie 11:59

SIDE B

Oui, cela pourrait commencer ainsi, ici, comme ca.. 9:35

Situation a deux chefs 11:23

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Vinyl Recordings
Improvised Music
Musique Actuelle
Free Improvisation
Canadian Composition & Improvisation

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