New Music from Montreal


Hear new music from Montreal on this edition of New Sounds, featuring works by Godspeed You! Black Emperor, Bell Orchestre, and Mains de Givre, among others. 

Montreal guitarist/composer Tim Brady makes dark sounds with bowed electric guitar, guitar with loops, with tapes, and with computers.  The overall effect -ambient and abstract- is intended to evoke the depths of the ocean in a work by Jean-Francois Laporte, “The Song of the Whale.”   Also, hear atmospheric electronic music from Mains de Givre(“Hands of Frost”) an enhanced duo of violin, guitar and lots of effects. Plus, there's some “post-rock” from the likes of Godspeed You! Black Emperor and Bell Orchestre (featuring members of Arcade Fire), where the shoegaze approach to classical is mixed with the wall-of-sound achievements of say - Glenn Branca’s Guitar Army, as "rock" instruments play well together with “classical” strings, reeds, and percussion.

PROGRAM # 3084, New Music from Montreal (First aired on 6/4/2010)





Godspeed you! Black Emperor

Yanqui U.X.O

09-15-00 (Part One) [16:27]

Constellation CST 24
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Bell Orchestre

As Seen Through Windows

Icicles/Bicycles [6:14]

Arts & Crafts A&C 041

Tim Brady


Jean-Francois Laporte: Le Chant des baleines

Actuelle CD 156

Mains de Givre

Esther Marie

Un Choeur d’ames en detresse (A choir of souls in distress) [13:22]

Textura 002

Bell Orchestre

As Seen Through Windows

As Seen Through Windows, excerpt [4:57]

See above.