Reviews that mention Martin Arnold

November 3, 2021

Le GGRIL

Sommes
Tour de Bras/Circum Disc microcidi 024/TDB 9051 CD

Loosely translated as amount or are, Sommes is a kaleidoscopic musical package which underscores the distinctive talents of the 21-member Rimouski, Québec-based Le GGRIL. Doubly crucial is that most of the 16 tracks on three CDs are dedicated to performances of ensemble commissions from Canadian composers.

One composer Martin Arnold adds banjo (!) styling to his “Éistphéist”, which besides the GGRIL adds Montreal-based string group Quatuor Bozzini. Among the other composers represented from all parts of the country are Malcolm Goldstein, Robert Marcel Lepage, Allison Cameron and Lori Freedman. MORE