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Catégorie : Ensembles

Le mystère des trois jours

LE MYSTÈRE DES 3 JOURS, for piano and 4 virtual violins

1. Premier jour………………..5:22
2. Deuxième jour……………..5:03
3. Troisième jour………………3:26




Album Review: Le Mystère Des Trois Jours from Claude Marc Bourget
Christ’s Resurrection Set to Virtual Violins and Piano

Susan Frances, Yahoo Contributor Network
May 25, 2014
Le Mystère des Trois Jours (The Mystery of the Three Days) from Claude Marc Bourget is a 3-track CD that showcases Bourget’s prowess as a masterful pianist and programmer of virtual violins in addition to being an effective narrator. His compositions have an ambient coloring with choral-tinged passages that pervade a Gothic tint. Each composition represents a specific movement, telling the story of Christ’s resurrection through music. « Premier Jour » (First Day) symbolizes Christ’s death. « Deuxième Jour » (Second Day) reflects the transformation process. The last track « Troisième Jour » (Third Day) characterizes Christ’s resurrection. Inspired by the Biblical story, the music shows reverence for the miracle and provides sonic vignettes depicting the three stages of the evolution.
The compositions have a meditative-slant bringing together the orchestral tones of the violins and the chamber music-imbued resonance of the piano. Combined, the strings and keys culminate into a gospel hue reminiscent of Gregorian Chants, music which echoed from outside the walls of Gothic churches during the height of the Middle Ages. Bourget’s offering epitomizes the music of the Medieval Era implementing modern instruments and a contemporary view of the Biblical tale.
Notes move slow and subtly along « Premier Jour » reflecting the mournful mood over Christ’s death. The chord arrangements for the strings are dabbed gently at first then grow more intense and bold as the track progresses producing fluttering ringlets that float with angelic charisma. The composition describes the story of Christ’s death with thoughtful detailing and a consciousness of the grief-stricken scene. The second stage of the miracle « Deuxième Jour » resonates with choral tones scrolling a requiem of narrative strings that relate the part of the tale when Christ’s body transcends from the grave and rises up to heaven. The striking swells made by the strings evoke emotion in the listener as the graceful movements caress the ears. The natural and spontaneous flux of the strings expresses respect for the event. The final track « Troisième Jour » erupts with bright and elegant tones as the notes prance freely producing ambient soundscapes and choir-like atmospherics. The intensity in the sonic ruminations is moving and awakens sensations in the listener.
A profound storyteller, Claude Marc Bourget shows that his sonic vignettes can move audiences. The melodic descriptions shown on Le Mystère des Trois Jours join the keys and strings resounding traditional Gregorian-textured Chants with modern ambient tints and orchestra-tinged soundscapes. Produced by Metis Islands Music, Bourget’s offering demonstrates sensitivity and a reverence for the Biblical tale. Implementing the principles of artistic freedom, Bourget shows that he can craft moving stories through music and evoke emotion in the listener.


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Claude Marc Bourget, piano and programming

Recorded december 2012, Metis Islands Studio Mixing and mastering by Claude Marc Bourget and Metis Islands Studio Produced by Bourget Music, May 2014 © Bourget Music

Bourget Music (Metis Islands Record)  Catalog number : BM-005

Noviaus tanz

NOVIAUS TANZ, for violin, cello, virtual violins & virtual double bass

Frédéric Bednarz, violin
Pierre-Alain Bouvrette, cello
Claude Marc Bourget, samples, programming, arrangement

Pdf Booklet : Web or print.

1.Signes (moderato) 2’59
2. Ferments (largo) 4’48
3. Cadences (più allegro) 7’34


5/14/12   REVIEW   
JAZZ TIMES, USA, by Susan Frances

NOVIAUS TANZ review (extract)

Classical pianist Claude Marc Bourget plays a new role on his latest recording Noviaus Tanz from Metis Islands Production as a programmer and arranger of the virtual violin and virtual double bass. Coupling electronic music with the acoustic ethers of cellist Pierre Alain Bouvrette and violinist Frederic Bednarz, Bourget creates elevating raptures and extemporaneous ripples that focus the mind and stimulate calmness through the soul.

The harmonies are melodically organized and arranged to flow with a natural elegance. Silky textured strings open “Ferments” coiled in winding cello rings. The verses roam with a vivacious spontaneity projecting orchestral arcs spruced by branches of improvisational sprigs. The broad, hushed strokes of “Cadences” alternate between light and heavy pressured notes while the crisp stride of “Signes” is garnished in ballerina-like twirls, lifts and jetes. The instruments transmute a lead and follow scheme which seduces the listener to move along with the established pattern.

Noviaus Tanz is innovative music with a dichotomy of electronic and acoustic sounds molding them into electrifying compositions. The improvised swags and curves add to the pieces majesty and allude to a sonic plane beyond the temporal world. 

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Noviaus Tanz is a hybrid work, which includes two interpreters and virtual strings. The first step was writing the composition for violin and cello duet, which was interpreted in the studio, so traditional.

Noviaus Tanz est une oeuvre hybride,qui réunit un duo d’interprètes et des cordes virtuelles. La première étape de composition fut l’écriture du duo pourviolon et violoncelle, qui fut interprété en studio, de manière traditionelle.

Then, a second level of composition was to add digitals parts (midi). Finally it should be mixed in a spirit of integration and multiple equilibria.

Ensuite, un second niveau de composition consistait à ajouter des parties virtuelles en langage midi. Finalement, le tout devait être mixé dans un esprit d’intégration et d’équilibre multiple.

Noviaus Tanz is actually a plural dialogue. Dialogue violin-cello, celeste spring dialogue with the deep earth, and man-machine dialogue, as becomes and remains today our freedom and our chain.

Noviaus Tanz est en fait un dialogue pluriel. Dialogue violon-violoncelle, dialogue du printemps celeste avec la terre profonde, et dialogue homme-machine, tel qu’il est demeure et devient, aujourd’hui, notre liberté et notre chaîne.

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Bourget Music (Metis Islands records) / Catalog number : MIM-001
All music by Claude Marc Bourget.

Recorded February 2011, Studio de l’onde, Montreal.
Engineer : Jacques Laurin, Mixing by Claude Marc Bourget and Carl Talbot.
Mastering by Carl Talbot, Le Lab Mastering, Montreal.