music: June 2012 Archives
Saturday June 30, 2012
Is it possible to identify that je ne sais quoi that has made this city a hub of creative musical energy?
From jazz to folk, rock to punk, Montreal musicians have garnered international reputation and accolades for years.
To what can we account this extraordinary rise of contemporary music in this city?
The Montreal X Factor is a panel discussion, hosted by Jeanette Kelly and sponsored by Geurnica Editions. It was recorded live, earlier this season, during the Blue Metropolis Montreal International Literary Festival.
Listen to the panel:
Note: Because of copyright laws, we are obliged to remove the music from the audio we post on the Web. Here are the songs we played during the taping of the broadcast:
A track by Afuken
Monnttrreeaall by Alan Lord and the Falling Men
(Photo by Miguel Legault. Courtesy of Piknic Electronik.)
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Friday June 8, 2012
Measha Brueggergosman was the first ever winner of the Montreal International Music Competition in 2002.
And on the 10th anniversary, the winner is once again a Canadian.
Bass Baritone Philippe Sly walked away with over $70,000 in prize money.
If you have ever watched an Idol-type reality TV music competition -- this competition is similar, but is the real thing!
People who have trained much of their lives in music are competing for the top prize.
It's quite a show!
Robert Rowat, the manager of the Classical Music community for the CBC music Web site and Kelly Rice, a CBC music producer, give us the scoop from the dramatic competition.
(Photo: Philippe Sly, from his personal Web site.)
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- Sat., 19 – Are all the artists red?
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- Fri., 23 – Is Montreal a world jazz capital?
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- Mon., 13 – Wesli Louissaint takes on the culture quiz
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- Sat., 12 – Maestro Culture Quiz
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- Fri., 28 – Occupy Montreal
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