Tim Brady – “100 Very Good Reasons Why”

The performance I played guitar for at the Complexe Desjardins.

Composed by Tim Brady (Website) for the Montréal Nouvelles Musiques (MNM)

Tim Brady is a contemporary composer based in Montreal.

The piece “100 Very Good Reasons Why” is a guitar ensemble piece for 100 guitars performed and recorded at the Complexe Desjardins for the MNM after three rehearsals in total.

I took part after being auditioned by Tim Brady at a public call for guitarists.

I am the long haired guy with a green guitar.


Orchestre de Jeux Vidéo

The Skyrim main them played by the Orchestre de Jeux Vidéo (OJV).

I currently play the bass guitar for the OJV and have been ever since its second concert in 2009.

The OJV is a 50 musician harmony based in Montreal.

Rapidly gaining in popularity, we fill concert halls to maximum capacity at every concert.

We have covered repertoire going from Mario Bros. arrangements to full on orchestral and choir songs from Star Wars and Final Fantasy.

Plenty of high quality CDs are available from all of our performances, thanks to Philippe Bouvrette (PhilHarmonik).


Giri Kedaton

I currently play Reyong in the Giri Kedaton gamelan (Website) and have been ever since 2011.

The ensemble is housed at the Université de Montréal (UdeM).

Giri Kedaton is a Gamelan Gong Kebyar ensemble in the Balinese style founded officially in 2002.

The ensemble’s history starts in 1986 however, when José Evangelista (Website) brings back a Gamelan from the universal expo in Vancouver, given to him directly by the Balinese government.

We have had the chance to learn from a master for several years, hailing directly from Bali, namely I Dewa Made Suparta (Dewa).

Here is an example of the reduced ensemble when we played for Earth Day in 2012 (Lower your volume!). The ensemble is usually a 20 musician ensemble with full Gamelan percussions.