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INSPIRATIONS

Founded in 2015 by the renowned clarinettist and conductor André Moisan , the InSpirations ensemble presents an original concept and stands out for its unique sound and its interpretations combining classical, jazz, world music and contemporary musical techniques.  

 

A true musical kaleidoscope with the backdrop of music from all walks of life, this heterogeneous and unique formation brings together five passionate virtuosos entirely devoted to their art.

The originality of the InSpirations ensemble finds its essence in the subtle assembly of acoustic instruments around the organ , thus offering a palette of infinitely varied colors.  

 

At the heart of Impressions , the organ becomes a unifying and versatile instrument, capable of unusual sound textures in synergy with the quartet's interventions. The immense variety of organ timbres provides an ideal canvas for improvising saxophones and clarinets, trombone, percussion and double bass.

Impressions is the culmination of a stylistic research initiated by each member of the group who, in concert, stage original compositions and adaptations of repertoire works.   

 

Witness of an era rich in cultural convergences and artistic crossbreeding, the InSpirations ensemble is an ambassador of musical traditions revisited through the spectrum of modernity.

After conquering the public and critics of several cities in Canada and the United States , the training continues its momentum with performances on the international scene.

With:

    Organ : Jean Willy KUNZ - OSM (Orchestre Symphonique de Montréal)

    Clarinets/saxophones : André MOISAN - OSM  (Orchestre Symphonique de Montréal)

    Double bass : Frédéric ALARIE

    Percussion : Paul PICARD

    Trombone : Hélène LEMAY

 

MUSIC:

    - Traditional music from the Balkans GRANA OD BORA (arr. JW Kunz)

    - Bela Kovacs, SHALOM ALEICHEM

    - Bart Howard, FLY ME TO THE MOON

    - Michael Garson / Eddy Daniels, Variations on a theme by PAGANINI

    - Frederic Alarie / John Coltrane,  IN-SPIRIT / PRINTS

    - Chic Corea, SPAIN

    - Daniel Mercure, FOR MY FRIEND LEON

    - Nils Landgren, TRACI
    - Paquito D'Rivera, GUATACA CITY

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