Claude Bernard, songwriter and performer Gaspé.
New Age music 35 years before his time..!
BY STEVEN FORTIER (Journalist)
When you’ve always loved music, you can almost touch it, so it seems accessible, palpable and that in our head, it never ceases to live, decides to make our concern and especially our occupation of every day, does not require effort.
Claude Bernard, living in Gaspé, had always a deep love of art but of all its existing forms it’s the music that has hung. Already at the age of 6 in 1950, when the procession of Corpus Christi on Mount Royal at Montreal, he had infiltrated the march to the beat. Today, he is tweaking its 67th piece of music New Age style instrumental. “When he was 19-20 years, I was singer and he scratche the guitar in the song Boxes of Montreal and its surrounding areas including that of Tex Lecor then, in the halls of schools. And it was my own compositions I played and sang, not those of the other “to tell Claude Bernard. Previously, he had studied with the celebrated Madame Audet who formed good number of artists and he remembers one of his classmates. “Serge Turgeon, everyone knows him in Quebec and he was a former president of TVA, recommended me to follow him in the theater because I had the talent saying it, but I refused because I n ‘had no real confidence to succeed, and I never looked back since I’d maybe no music today, “he recalls.
An unexpected turn ...
Having never far from the music is in the school that Claude Bernard finally makes a living. “I have obtained university degrees in geography, science education and psycho-education and soon after, I heard they were looking for a replacement for an emotional center of social misfits at Mont-Saint-Antoine in Montreal. I agreed and I fell in love with the young social maladaptive emotional, “says Claude Bernard.
Before his time ...
It rolls and his hump for years as a psycho-educator and time for everything, he continued to compose music. “At 21, I was already composing what is now called the New Age music. 40 years ago, you can imagine that this music was very marginal and indeed I myself have always been» admits it without wanting to hide it. “The New Age music is a meditation and relaxation music that makes our imagination to work,” says Claude Bernard, as surprising as it may be, has never taken a music lesson in his life if is a brief foray into a guitar lesson. “I am absolutely the epitome of the self,” he says with pride also.
The sea Concerto
“I have to complete another album (Concerto for the sea). The first song (Hymn to the sea, lasting 14 minutes) is over. I have about 8 other titles to be finalized “Claude Bernard tells me. Few composers New Age in Quebec and Claude Bernard is one of the best