le chœur de growlers
FRIDAY MAY 15
MIDNIGHT - $26
Pierre-Luc Senécal : direction, ordinateur, composition
Fortner Anderson : voix, texte
Chœur de 15 Growlers : Mikaïl Standjofski-Figols, Sébastien Croteau, Pascal Germain-Berardi, Corinne Cardinal, Roxana Bouchard, Philippe Langelier, Étienne Dufresne, Samuel Arseneau-Roy, Patrick Goyette, Jean-Charles Carrère, Jessica Dupré, Maude Théberge, Yves Godbout, Jeffrey MacDermott, Laurent Bellemare
Imagine, if you will, an experimental choir consisting only of heavy metal growlers
The idea came to PIERRE-LUC SENÉCAL in 2016. SENÉCAL, a composer and electroacoustic artist, writes music for dance, film, and theatre. He is also a serious metal fan, and a member of the Joker choir that performed at FIMAV last year.
Metal singing, be it of the guttural, cavernous or screeching kind, requires very specific techniques and talent. SENÉCAL recruited fifteen such singers in the Montreal area, trained them, and composed mixed music for them (meaning that the choir is accompanied by a prerecorded track of electronic and percussive sounds). This would be the first growlers’ choir in the world.
In May 2019, LE CHŒUR DE GROWLERS made its stage debut with a SENÉCAL composition entitled “The Dayking,” based on a poem by FORTNER ANDERSON, who recites it: it is a breathtaking piece masterfully conducted by its composer (there’s a high-quality video of the performance online). The Victoriaville concert will also include two brand-new works.
Le Chœur de Growlers (Facebook)
STUDENT PRICE FOR MIDNIGHT CONCERTS
($5 off the regular ticket price / individual ticket)
At the door only
Student card and ID card required