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Grande levée de fonds! Forestare se lance dans l'enregistrement de chef-d’œuvres de l'époque baroque. Fundraiser for an album.
84 backers pledged CA$ 6,125 to help bring this project to life.

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À propos de nous

L'ensemble de guitares Forestare, composé de 12 guitares, d'une contrebasse et d'un chef d'orchestre, existe depuis maintenant 15 ans. Depuis ses débuts, l'ensemble a participé à près de 50 créations d'oeuvres originales et a adapté une centaine d'oeuvres pour sa formation, ce qui en fait l'ensemble ayant le répertoire pour orchestre de guitares le plus large au monde.

Discographie

Forestare a à son actif deux disques sous étiquette ATMA Classique. Les deux albums ont reçu un accueil dithyrambique de la critique et du public. Pour son premier album éponyme, l'ensemble a remporté le Félix du meilleur album instrumental en 2007, ainsi que deux Bourses RIDEAU qui lui ont permis de présenter son concert "De l'arbre à la guitare" plus d'une centaine de fois, en plus de jouer dans plusieurs festivals en France, au Chili et sur plusieurs grandes scènes du Canada. L'album Arauco a, quant à lui, été en nomination aux Félix ainsi qu'aux Prix Opus et a été acclamé par la critique guitaristique de haute pointe. Le spectacle Arauco a également été produit sur plusieurs grandes scènes au Québec.

Projet en cours

Nourri de toute cette expérience, Forestare repousse les limites et se lance maintenant dans l'adaptation de chef-d'oeuvres de l'époque baroque pour ensemble de guitares. Étant en résidence dans la galerie d'art contemporain Arsenal de Montréal, le faste et la majesté des lieux ont donné aux membres de l'ensemble le désir de jouer une musique d'une précision digne de l'horlogerie. À côtoyer les sculptures de David Altmedj, David Spriggs, Rodin, Armand Vaillancourt, Marc Séguin, et plusieurs autres, ils se sont donné la mission de façonner une musique architecturale et exubérante, comme peut l'être la musique de Bach, avec un son nouveau.

Collaboration

Pour réaliser ce projet, l'ensemble a d'abord fait appel à Georges Nicholson à titre de "coach" et guide musical. Georges a cette qualité de faire ressortir la musique: c'est un trouveur de chants. Il est reconnu et demandé comme coach par plusieurs grands musiciens du Québec, dont Marc-André Hamelin, Alain Lefèbvre, pour ne nommer que ceux-ci. Georges a été animateur à la radio de Radio-Canada pendant plus de vingt ans, où il a animé des émissions d'oeuvres comparées, des interviews avec les plus grands compositeurs, interprètes et pédagogues musicaux, ainsi qu'une émission hebdomadaire dédiée l'opéra à Radio-Canada. 

Répertoire

Tous les arrangements et adaptations musicales des oeuvres qui se retrouveront sur l'enregistrement sont signés par Dave Pilon, chef d'orchestre de l'ensemble, et David Ratelle, membre du groupe. Sur ce disque, nous retrouverons les trois grandes écoles de l'époque Baroque: l'école italienne, l'école allemande et l'école française, avec, respectivement, Vivaldi, sa Folia et son concerto "L'estro Armonico", "La Fantaisie" BWV651 pour orgue et le Concerto Brandebourgeois no.3 de Bach, et une suite de quatre pièces extraites du Bourgeois Gentilhomme de Lully.

Co-production

À la réalisation et à la production, nous travaillerons avec nuls autres qu'André Perry et René Laflamme, dont l'étiquette est 2XHD.

2XHD a la particularité d'être à la fine pointe de la Haute-Définition. Ils sont en compétition avec Deutch Grammophon et Sony Records. C'est la technologie la plus poussée d'enregistrement au Canada. Leurs produits sont courus par tous les audiophiles à travers le monde. 2XHD est présent sur tous les réseaux de distribution musicale existants sur internet, soit plus de 600 partout sur la planète.

L'association entre la plus grande qualité sonore disponible au Canada, une vraie grande distribution à l'international sur tout le réseau de vente en ligne, ainsi que la qualité sonore de l'ensemble Forestare fera certainement de ce disque une réussite et un produit artistique de haut niveau.

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About us

Guitar ensemble Forestare, composed of 12 guitars, double bass and conductor, has already existed for 15 years. Since its inception, the ensemble has participated in the creation of close to 50 original works and has adapted nearly another 100 for its unique make-up. In doing this, the ensemble has created the largest repertoire of music for guitar orchestra in the world.

Discography

The group has released two albums with the label, ATMA Classics. The albums were welcomed with much critical acclaim from critics and audiences alike. The first self-titled release garnered a Félix in the category "Instrumental Album of the Year" in 2007 as well as led to the ensemble being awarded the Bourse RIDEAU two times which permitted them to present their concert "De l'arbre à la guitare" more than a hundred times in Québec. Along with this they were also able to present the concert in several music festivals in France, Chilli and in many reputable concert halls throughout Canada. Their second album Arauco received nominations for both a Félix and a Prix Opus and was highly praised by critics. The show based on the album has been performed in concert halls throughout Québec.

Project

Feeding upon this experience, Forestare is pushing its limits and have now begun to adapt the great works of the Baroque period for their ensemble of guitars. While in residence at the contemporary art museum, The Arsenal in Montreal, the majestic setting of their new surroundings gave the members of the ensemble the desire to perform a repertoire more precise and exacting. Surrounded by the works of artists such as, David Altmedj, David Spriggs, Rodin, Armanc Vaillancourt, Marc Séguin, etc, the ensemble has given itself the mission to mold an architectural and exuberant music, like the music of Bach, into a new sound unique to a guitar orchestra.

Collaboration

To make this project a reality, the ensemble began with a call to Georges Nicholson to recruit him as a musical guide and "coach". Georges has a unique ability to bring the music alive. He is a searcher of melodies. He is renown and in demand as a coach by several grand musicians in Quebec, including Marc-André Hamelin and Alain Lefèbvre to name a few. Georges was a radio host for Radio-Canada for over 20 years where he hosted shows comparing different great works, held interviews with some of the biggest composers, performers and professors in the world of music in addition to a weekly show dedicated to the opera.

Repertoire

All of the arrangements and adaptations found on this new album where created by Dave Pilon, conductor of the ensemble and David Ratelle, a member of the group. On this disc, we find the three defining schools of the baroque era: the Italian school represented by Vivaldi with his Folia and his concerto L'estro Armonico, the German school represented by Bach with his Fantasia super "Komm, heiliger Geist" BWV 651 for Organ and the famous Brandenburg Concerto No. 3 and the French school represented by Lully with a suite of four excerpts from the Bourgeois Gentilhomme.

Co-Production

For the recording and production of the album Forestare will work with none other than André Perry and René Laflamme with their label, 2XHD.

2xHD is a label focused on the cutting edge of High Definition sound. The label counts Deutsche Grammophon and Sony records as their direct competition. It is the most advanced recording technology available in Canada and their products are highly sought after by audiophiles around the world. 2xHD is present on all of the musical distribution networks that exist on the Internet, giving them more than 600 platforms for their music around the world.

The association between the greatest sound quality available in Canada, a truly large international distribution online as well as the high musical level of Forestare promises a successful disc and an artistic product of the highest quality.

Risks and challenges

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Lors de la séance d'enregistrement:

-Budget
Forestare a plusieurs sources d'aide financières, soit par des particuliers ou des compagnies. Advenant que le montant intégral du Kickstarter ne soit pas atteint, il est possible, grâce aux autres revenus, de faire avancer le projet malgré tout, ce qui laisse du temps pour trouver d'autres sources financement pour combler le manque à gagner.

-Musicien malade
Forestare s'est assuré d'avoir des musiciens substituts pour chacune des sections. Advenant une maladie grave, ou une blessure qui empêcherait la participation de l'un des musicien, nous serions dans l'obligation de repousser d'environ deux semaines la session d'enregistrement, et d'utiliser un substitut. Cela en coûterait 1800$ pour la location de la salle, mais Forestare dans son budget aloue une somme de 2500$ pour des imprévus.

-Partitions égarées
Nous avons des doubles pour toutes les partitions.

-Chauffage et problèmes relatifs au lieu d'enregistrement
Si le chauffage est brisé, nous devons reporter la session d'enregistrement aux frais de l'église.

Après l'enregistrement:

-Fermeture de la compagnie
Advenant une fermeture de la compagnie 2xHD, Forestare, étant co-producteur et en possession des droits de l'album, reprendrait les bandes maîtresses, et pourrait auto-produire ou aller chercher une autre compagnie de disques pour assurer la sortie de celui-ci.

During the recording session:

-Budget
Forestare has several sources of financial aid from both individuals and companies. In the event that the amount set for the Kickstarter campaign is not reached, it is possible, thanks to other available revenue, to advance the project even though. This allows the time necessary for the group to locate additional revenue sources to complete the remaining amount needed.

-In case of musician illness
Forestare has assured itself to have substitute musicians available for each of the sections. In the event of a serious illness or a major injury that prevents the participation of a musician, we will be obligated to push back the recording session by two weeks and use a substitute. This would cost $1,800 for renting the hall but Forestare has allotted $2,500 in its budget for emergencies.

-Lost or misplaced parts
We have copies of all of the parts.

-Heating and other related problems at the recording site
If the heating is broken, we will have to suspend the recording session at the expense of the church.

After the recording:

-Closure of the company
In the event that the company 2xHD goes out of business, Forestare, as coproducer and in possession of the rights to the album, will take possession of the masters and could self-produce or search for another company to assure the release of the album.

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    ***Privilège, concert privé de l'ensemble complet + mention spéciale de votre cie ou de votre nom dans la pochette de l'album et sur le site web de Forestare. Laissé passer pour tous les concerts de Forestare + 5 albums autographiés par les membres.
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