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2020 - 2021 Season - Main Events

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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

Feature Video Interview-July 7, 2021: Tim Brady with Guitare Moderne
CLICK TO WATCH

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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NEWS: Oct. 6 - Bradyworks/Black Theatre Workshop awarded major investment

from National Arts Centre Creation Fund for chamber opera:

"Backstage at Carnegie Hall" - workshops - 2021, premier - 2022

INFO: CLICK + READ


FEB. 26, 2021 - video concert by erhu virtuoso Lan Tung
Lan Tung premieres two new works for erhu and string quintet by Tim Brady:
Concerto Étude
and Peripheral Visions.  Performed with members of the Turning Point Ensemble.
Part of the Chan Centre for the Performing Arts Dot Com series (Vancouver).


APRIL 24, 2021 - For Masked Singers, Four Guitars - LIVE STREAM at LE VIVIER
Streaming, Internet concert by Instruments of Happiness electric guitar quartet in collaboration with dancer/choregrapher Charles Brécard and singers Bronwyn Thies-Thompson, Charlotte Corwin, Sara Albu and Mare-Annick Béliveau.  Music by Tim Brady for guitar, voice and ensemble.

APRIL 25, 2021 - Of Sound, Mind and Body with Frederic Alaire - LIVE STREAM at LE VIVIER
A concert of improvised music with the OSMB trio (Tm Brady - electric guitar, Shawn Mativetsky - tabla, Helmut Lipsky - violin) with guest performer Fréderic Alarie - double bass



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.


VIRTUAL  MUSIC/VIDEO CREATIONS (in progress)
"Personal Pandemic" - a new mini-virtual laptop opera -
a research-creation collaboration with Concordia University
music: Tim Brady / libretto: John Sobol


photo: Laurence Labat