Tim Brady

resident summer 2018

Méditation mobile/Calder Variations

Though a great deal of his repertoire is characterized by fast-paced, rhythmically challenging instrumental music, Brady admits that he also has great sympathy for a slower, softer, more transparent music based on simple, refined material, as conveyed by his new work «Méditation mobile/Calder Variations», written for 12 musicians (and a vocalist) spread around an audience that becomes a real part of the musical score, an exploration of sound immersion and continuity signed Tim Brady. The work was first premiered in Chicoutimi’s artist-run centre LOBE and is set to be heard again in Musée des beaux-arts de Montréal, in collaboration with Instruments of Happiness, on November 17th 2018.

Tim Brady - guitare et composition
Ovide Coudé - guitare
Stéphane Beaulieu - guitare
Francis Larouche - guitare
Isabelle Harvey - violoncelle
Charles Côté - marimba
Antoine Simard - contrebasse
Caroline Tremblay - voix
Bruno Chabot - violon
Luc Beauchemin - alto
Sophie Barsanti - flûte
Guillaume Tremblay - saxophone
Robert Pelletier - vibraphone


Méditation mobile

Créateur en résidence


Tim Brady - bio

Originally from the Montreal suburbs, the very prolific composer and guitar player Tim Brady has more than one string to his bow and effortlessly transcends pre-established models, even within the open-minded milieu of art music. A long-time lover of the electric guitar, that he discovered through The Beatles on television in the 70s, he quickly broadened his musical horizons through the exploration of jazz, classical and contemporary music, the combined influences of which brought him to consider for himself a lifestyle based on music creation. Unanimously recognized by his peers and by the public, this innovative guitar player allows all sounds and musical ideas to be part of the creative process, free as he feels from any limitations resulting from identification to style or tradition, guided only by his very intent to communicate through sounds. He is known for his radiant orchestrations, his natural dramatic creativity as well as his radical explorations of new possibilities on the guitar, as may be heard in his projects for 100, 20 and 4 guitars presented by his electric guitar collective called Instruments of Happiness. During the last 30 years, he released 22 CDs on labels such as Ambiances magnétiques et ATMA Classique, while enlarging his repertoire as a composer through commissions from major symphony orchestras including the MSO.


Entrevue


Collision, un opéra pour demi-sous-sol

En plus de la création réalisée lors de sa résidence au CEM, Brady collabore activement à la recherche-création des artistes en résidence au Lobe.

Collision est une recherche-création installative, performative et musicale de Sara Létourneau et Stéphane Gilot qui a fait son chemin pendant tout l'été. Elle est vite devenue, par rencontres, hasards et spontanéités, la mise en commun d'un petit groupe d'artistes et d'organisations. Dans l’esprit d’un cadavre exquis spatial, la résidence de travail est abordée comme une plateforme de recherche favorisant la collision d’identités esthétiques affirmées et l’émergence d’une œuvre-événement alliant une mise en espace architecturale mobile et un travail performatif.

Une île, un promontoire rocheux, un radeau, un iceberg habité.
Un ailleurs, un monde intimiste au milieu de l'océan.
Isolation et désolation.
Et puis, c'est Vendredi...
Un dialogue électrique, strident, cosmique et humaniste.

Le titre du projet « Collision » évoque l’opéra écrit par Kurt Schwitters en 1927; un détournement dadaïste du format opératique qui évoque l'arrivée d'une comète et l'inévitable fin du monde. Notre collision est un opéra conçu pour le demi-sous-sol qui caractérise le centre Le Lobe; un Space Opera pour une interprète et un musicien.

Collision est la troisième résidence/exposition de la thématique TROP DE RÉALITÉ du Lobe (2017-2019) sous le commissariat d’Hugo Nadeau.

Tim Brady - guitare
Sara Létourneau - actions, voix et objets sonores