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2021 - 2022 Season - Main Events

Bradyworks / Instruments of Happiness on Facebook
Bradyworks / Instruments of Happiness on Instagram


**** Full listing of 2021-2022 season: Click "Concert Calendar" ****

Works-in-progress: workshop photos: August 2021 (premieres: 2022-2023 Season)

               "2M"-OS,MB with Sinha Danse      /      "Backstage at Carnegie Hall" - chamber opera

 

Sept, 7, 2021
Two new chamber work commissions by Tim Brady
2021-2022: Vancouver connections

"This erhu quartet" - a 10-minute work for 2 erhus, viola and cello
commissioned by Lan Tung for the Vancouver Erhu Quartet

"Suddenly" - a 16-minute work for viola and piano
commissioned by Corey Hamm (piano) and Marina Thibeault (viola) of Vancouver

Feature Video Interview-July 7, 2021: Tim Brady with the US-based site Guitar Moderne
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2020-2021 Season Highlights

June 28, 2021
Video premiere of 23-minute virtual YouTube opera "Personal Pandemic"
TO VIEW
Music by Tim Brady, scenario and libretto by John Sobol,
with additional music and text by NaÏka Champagne

Fredericka Petit-Homme, Marie-Annick Béliveau, Naïka Champagne - singers
A special collaboration with the Concordia University Music Department

FIRST REVIEWS: "Actions Speak Louder" Triple CD - May/June 2021
SAN FRANCISCO CLASSICAL VOICE:
"The music is rhapsodic and evocative, effortlessly traversing genres without getting mired in syrupy pastiche, helped along by the energetic and connected performances by the three soloists.  There's a lot to digest and the collection invites patient and repeated listening. Yet even a cursory engagement will serve as an impressive introduction to the work of a prolific and continuously inspired composer."

TEXTURA:
"...there's no denying the release is an incredible achievement,
especially when experienced in triptych form."

SALT PEANUTS (Norway - via Google translate):
I think Tim Brady with "Actions Speak Louder" has made an important work, and a work that is brilliantly written and performed, even though most of it was done in the middle of Corona time. The music is important, and it is exciting, and is, mainly, a short distance from what we are used to listening to
within the jazz department.

WHOLE NOTE:
"Triple Concerto...the result is a stunning reimagining of the orchestral experience in the
context of the current lockdown protocols"

ROCK-DECIBELS:
"Triple Concerto...c'est une pièce passionante qui répresente une façon fructueuse de composer un concerto contemporain avec une sensibilité moderne en utilisant des moyens modernes."


AN ONLINE-VIRTUAL SEASON

INSTRUMENTS OF HAPPINESS - 100 GUITARES VIRTUELLES
"Virtual Concerto in an Imaginary Space"

NOW STREAMING ON YouTube: CLICK HERE

62 electric guitars in performance combined with stunning images by photographer

Catherine Marcogliese for a unique virtual music experience.

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THREE NEW CDS in the 2020-2021 season on REDSHIFT RECORDS
3-CD set: ACTIONS SPEAK LOUDER -
RELEASE DATE: Apr. 23, 2021




Act 1: Simple Loops in Complex Times - Tim Brady - solo electric guitar and electronics,
with Instruments of Happiness electric guitar quartet

Act 2: Triple Concerto: Because Everything Has Changed
For electric guitar (Brady), tabla (Shawn Mativetsky), violin (Helmut Lipsky) and virtual orchestra

Act 3: Bradyworks/Mirror Image: Revolutionary Songs / As It Happened
Two seminal vocal pieces from the 1990s in newly re-mastered (Revolutionary Songs) and
historic, newly released (As It Happened) performances.


photo: Laurence Labat