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“With its assortment of strings, various brass arrangements, guitars, and so much more, Plumes is a glorious crossover of classical music grace and indie-pop catchiness” – Greyowl Point
Producer/singer Grimes has become one of Canada’s most intriguing talents, whose highly detailed yet insanely catchy sonic constructions provide much to explore. Powered by the imagination of thirteen composers, Montreal’s Plumes Ensemble takes inspiration from Grimes’ breakout album Visions to create an entirely new sonic universe.
Plumes, a hybrid pop/classical group originating from Montréal, is the ideal group to take on this mission. Singer/guitarist and songwriter Veronica Charnley, former frontperson for Canadian indie rock group Flotilla, is joined by musicians from diverse backgrounds, including composer and multi-instrumentalist Geof Holbrook, harpist Éveline Grégoire-Rousseau, drummer Karl Jannuska and an expanding cast of chamber musicians including violist Pemi Paull and bass clarinettist Louise Campbell.
Many Visions’ composers are Carmen Vanderveken, Veronica Charnley, Isaiah Ceccarelli, Giorgio Magnanensi, Nicole Lizée, Marielle Groven, Jennifer Bachynsky, Emilie LeBel, Fjóla Evans, Tawnie Olson, Stephanie Moore, Eliot Britton, and Monica Pearce. Each reconsiders the songs of Visions to create original compositions celebrating subversion and deconstruction.
Musicworks Magazine Interview – https://www.musicworks.ca/plumes-deconstructs-grimes
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