By Sam Sodomsky.
The songs from Grimes’ 2012 album Visions will receive classical music interpretations by 13 composers during a concert series called “Many Visions: Plumes Deconstructs the Music of Grimes.” The event was conceived by Plumes, a Montreal-based ensemble. Shows will take place across Canada this month. See the itinerary below. There are also plans to record the performances for streaming.
“We wanted to see how we could bridge the gap between popular and classical music—we have a suspicion it’s smaller than people think,” Luke Nickel (co-director of Winnipeg’s Cluster New Music and Integrated Arts Festival) said to MusicWorks. “We want to think about interpretation and rearrangement, not only in terms of musical material but also in terms of the spirit of an artist. That led us to Grimes, whose DIY attitude seems to resonate across genres.”
“The theme of the festival is dismantling, taking something apart and reconstructing it,” Plumes’ Geof Holbrook told MusicWorks. In an interview with NOW Magazine, composer Monica Pearce said, “It’s going to be quite different from the album, which I think will be really exciting.”
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“Many Visions: Plumes Deconstructs the Music of Grimes”:
03-10 Montreal, Quebec - Rocket Science Room
03-11 Toronto, Ontario - The Music Gallery
03-12 Hamilton, Ontario - The Casbah
03-13 Windsor, Ontario - University of Windsor
03-15 Guelph, Ontario - University of Guelph
03-16 Kitchener, Ontario - Wilfrid Laurier University
03-17 Winnipeg, Manitoba - Cluster Festival
03-18 Saskatoon, Saskatchewan - Village Guitar & Amp Co
03-21 Vancouver, British Columbia - Music on Main
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