Going for seven years now, GGRIL is Tour de Bras’ home big band, based in Rimouski, located hundreds kilometers east from urban centers.
GGRIL is an eclectic reunion of improvisation enthusiasts from a large array of ages and musical traditions. The band features a dozen musicians living in Lower St-Lawrence region. They worked with various guest directors such as Jean Derome, Joëlle Léandre, Danielle P. Roger, etc.
Vivaces was recorded live from a concert held in Rimouski after a short workshop hosted by Evan Parker. The CD presents the music as played - without any editing - in order to preserve spontaneity from the meeting. Conductors Evan Parker and Raphaël Arsenault created mass movements using simple gesture in a largely freely improvised creation.
This free act is a first release from GGRIL, who promises to come back soon.