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2017 - 2018 Season - Main Events


July 6, 2017 - premier: "Carmena Gadelica"
New work for choir and electric guitar
Commissioned by the Montreal Organ Festival
Mary Queen of the World Church, Montréal

July 23, 2017 - Instruments of Happiness - 100 Guitars in Stratford (ON)
"100 Very Good Reasons Why..." - performed at the Stratford Summer Music Festival
in the William Allman Arena

July 31, 2017 - Montréal premiere: Symphony #4, plus:
World premiere: "Pour Gilles" - for orchestra
"The How and the Why of Memory: Symphony #4" - performed by the
Orchestre de la Francophonie, Simon Rivard, conductor, at the Arsenal Contemporary Art Space.
Premier performance: "Pour Gilles" - a short orchestral work in homage to québécois composer
Gilles Tremblay (d. July 27, 2017)


NEW: Tim Brady: feature article and reviews at NEUGUITARS: Read HERE.

NEW: Instruments of Happiness quartet video - from 2017 tour: Watch VIDEO

COMING SOON: Instruments of Happiness quartet CD: "The Happiness Handbook"
Music by T. Brady, J. Nobles, M. McKinley, E. Hall, S. Godin, G. Fitzell
Release date: March 15, 2018

Nov. 7, 2017 new work for 18 guitars at ISCM - Vancouver
"For Jordan" - new work for 18 electric guitars, commissioned by Redshift Music

for their concert at the International Society for Contemporary Music Festival
Spatialised music Vancouver Public Library


Dec. 2, 2017 - The Old Museum - Topology plays "Doubling"
Brisbane, Australia
20th anniversary concert of this iconic Australia group, featuring music by M. Nyman,
A. Pärt, J. Adams, J. Rogers and Brady's hyper-speed work from 1988 "Doubling"


Dec. 13, 2017 - Instruments of Happiness - Le VIVIER/Le Gesù
As part of "VIVER-MIX" concert - IoH will perform "Equal But Opposite Reaction" (Brady)
and "Réflets sur Francesca Woodman" (McKinley). Salle Gesù, Montréal


Feb. 7, 2018 - "Whose Motion Sounds: Symphony #8"

Premiere of a new 36-minute symphony for electric guitar, violin, hand percussion and 12 solo voices with Brady, Helmut Lipsky (violin) and Shawn Mativetsky (perc), and the Voces Boreales Choir, conducted by Andrew Gray.  Also works by Pärt, Klatzow, and the premiere of a work for

electric guitar and choir by Stephanie Moore. Salle Bourgie, Montréal.

Instruments of Happiness - "The Lioness of Iran" - March 2018 Tour
IoH Guitar Quartet plus voice - 6 newly commissioned works based on the poetry
of Nobel Prize-nominated Iranian poet Simin Behbahani
Composers: Kiya Tabassian, Emily Hall, Juliet Palmer, Parisa Sabet, Laurie Radford, Jennifer Butler
Performances: Toronto (Mar. 22), Montréal (Mar. 27), Québec City (Mar. 29)

June 2018 - date and location to be announced in Spring 2018
New work for 100 guitars - Concerto for solo electric guitar and 99 spatialized guitars
Theme: George Harrison - 2018 would have been his 75th birthday!

100 Guitar Video: from the Apr. 9, 2016 concert at Le Gesù: Watch VIDEO.

Improvisational Workshops at the Musée des beaux-arts de Montréal
Oct. 14 - Nov. 25, 2017 (Saturday AM) - for beginner improvisers
Feb. 10 - Mar. 24, 2018 (Saturday AM) - for intermediate improvisers

 

photo: Laurence Labat