Many Visions - Plumes Deconstructs the Music of Grimes, David Jones
“With its assortment of strings, various brass arrangements, guitars, and so much more, Plumes is a glorious crossover of classical music grace and indie-pop catchiness” – Greyowl Point
Producer/singer Grimes has become one of Canada’s most intriguing talents, whose highly detailed yet insanely catchy sonic constructions provide much to explore. Powered by the imagination of thirteen composers, Montreal’s Plumes Ensemble reinvents Grimes’ breakout album Visions to create an entirely new sonic universe.
Plumes, a hybrid pop/classical group originating from Montréal, is the ideal group to take on this mission. Singer/guitarist and songwriter Veronica Charnley, former frontperson for Canadian indie rock group Flotilla, is joined by musicians from diverse backgrounds, including composer and multi-instrumentalist Geof Holbrook, harpist Éveline Grégoire-Rousseau, drummer Karl Jannuska and an expanding cast of chamber musicians including violist Pemi Paull and bass clarinettist Louise Campbell.
Many Visions’ composers include Cassandra Miller, Nicole Lizée, Marielle Groven, Emilie LeBel and our own Monica Pearce. Each draws from the songs of Visions to create original compositions celebrating subversion and deconstruction.
Many Visions is presented on a cross-Canada tour which is supported in part by the Canada Council for the Arts and the Cluster: New Music + Integrated Arts Festival (Winnipeg).
David Jones is an electronic musician who blends analogue and digital systems to create intense, beautiful and rhythmic environments. In the Fall of 2016 he performed as part of the multimedia trio Lydian for Forms Festival, his video art was screened at Pleasure Dome’s New Toronto Works and he performed in collaboration with the Tafelmusik Baroque Orchestra for their Underground Elysium concert at the Great Hall.