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Claude Marc Bourget

Claude Marc Bourget gives us with the piano surprising improvisations, with the frays influences of modern jazz and classical, often virtuosos and where resound as in memory the landscape of the music of the 20th century.

“An energetic music, extremely dense, as well as uncommon harmonic richness. Autodidact, Bourget displays impressive technical qualities and shows nexhaustible creative inspiration.” —Pierre Boulet, LE SOLEIL, Festival international de jazz de Montreal

Claude Marc Bourget was born in 1956 in Montreal. Autodidact, he became known in 1982 with his appearance at Musak Noise Sound Festival (Montreal's Vehicule Art Gallery), where several experimental artists from Montreal and New York participated” with a concert for improv'ed solo piano and recorded piece, entitled Resonant Tension /prolongation.

Shortly after, came the creation and production of Erdro Erdrosed, Contemporary Improv & recording system for piano, acoustic guitar, percussions, 3 tape recorders and 3 technicians. A more complex and better structured version, Erdro Erdrosed II (for 6 tape recorders working live in a multiple re-injection system), will be created in 1983 at the Musee dart contemporain de Montreal.

1983 marks Claude Marc Bourget joining the Ensemble de Musique Improvisee de Montreal (E.M.I.M.). He presents a solo concert at the Montreal Jazz Festival. After a tour in France with the E.M.I.M. (Paris, Metz, Nancy), he suddenly puts a stop to concerts. Since 1985, he is devoted to literature. 2006 marks his return to composing and improvisation.

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Musiques De Ballet from Claude Marc Bourget , by Susan Frances, Arts & Entertainment /Associated Content

Listeners cannot help themselves from being abducted by the vibrant musings of pianist/improviser Claude Marc Bourget. His latest CD, Musiques de Ballet coruscates a radiant bouquet of expressions from feeling sentimental and elated to being pensive and introspective. The tracks are treated as if each one is an autonomous chapter that when linked together produces an epic tome. The first fourteen tracks are part of the “Reford Garden Suite” which precedes the singular multi-textured “Espana Mistica,” followed by the seven tracks of “Sept Entrees de Ballet,” then the three tracks of “Passacaillies Etranges et Tragiques,” and finally the lulling aromas of “Naissance du Cygne” and “Pas de Deux.” With all of the music written and performed by Bourget, Musiques de Ballet demonstrates his ability to weave gorgeous tapestries that he makes into living, breathing organisms.

Bourget's dexterity shapes palatable pieces that permeate a prismatic luster as he immerses himself into the continually changing melodic forms

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Espana mistica (y appostilla)

From: Musiques de ballet
By Claude Marc Bourget

Plays Of Winds

From: Second Time, Improvisations...
By Claude Marc Bourget

Secret Ice

From: Second Time, Improvisations...
By Claude Marc Bourget


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