Tuesday, September 8, 2009

Symphonie Portuaire

Every winter in Montreal for the last 15 years, when the St. Lawrence freezes, the Museum of Natural History commissions a composer to write for the Symphonie Portuaire. The boats along the shore of Montreal become land locked due to the ice, and so there's not too much for them to do other than become giant horn instruments. The event is free to the public and is an enjoyable treat to help pass the long winters. Here is a video of composer and guitarist Bernard Falaise piece for the 2009 edition. The name of the piece is humorously titled, The Spicy Sounds of a Privateer's Horn. Enjoy!


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