Inteview in Revolutionthreesixty
R. Some feel there is no need to record classical music any more, that it’s all been done before. what do you tell them?
E.L. I feel there will always be a way to express music that has been written on a sheet of paper with a fresh approach, with different colors, different feelings. I don’t know. I tend to avoid categorizing things. I would put it this way: On the one hand there is a tradition where music is written as notes on the paper first. On the other hand, there is another tradition that comes from the application of recording, or improvisation first (electroacoustic, pop, folk whatever). And there are all other possibilities in between these two traditions. I can’t imagine where all of this will bring us in decades from now with the next levels of development in computers, some other technologies and more sophisticated software. I think it will be pretty amazing in the next few decades or centuries. Music may become more interactive with the listener and may take some new directions by integrating some other unknown aspects of reality. It may take us to a more direct or intuitive organic ways in its expression. We are kind of getting there with the interactive technologies available now but we are not there yet, I think. We are still very far away from the sort of freedom I imagine possible.
I don’t know what Classical means anymore. If it means History, I’m out of it… But I certainly think you can play an ancient music in a contemporary way.
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I just gave an interview that was published in the New York Webzine Revolutionthreesixty. Many interesting question were asked to me about my personal experience as a professional musician and guitarist in Canada,
Questions were very relevant and made me express some views.
This is one of the Question I was asked; “Some feel there is no need to record classical music any more, that it’s all been done before. what do you tell them?”I
This compilation “Breaking Through” is the product of an international collaboration of Artists. A community and a philosophy, Antara was created in England by Annemarie Borg. It brings together the original music of nine composers and the works of art, poems, and contributions of international poets, writers and ecologists. Montreal based composer Eric Lemieux manages to create a gentle but uplifting atmosphere. http://cdbaby.com/cd/antaraambbreakingthrough
For more informations on this New Album I invite you to listen to this Podcast. Annemarie Borg gives an interview to present this beautiful project. http://www.spreaker.com/user/soniccoast/antara_project_in_conversation
Next Concert in the Montreal area:
Organized by Maison de la Culture Lachine.
Mes Musiques favorites pour guitare.
Sunday, November 18, 2012 – 11:00A.M.
Pavillon de l’Entrepôt (Lachine)
2901, boulevard Saint-Joseph, Lachine, H8S 4B7.
Contact : 514 634.3471
All details : http://www.lapresse.ca/agenda/09-26992-eric-lemieux.php
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Eric Lemieux, photo: André Dumais, 2012