Grimes’ ‘Visions’ is being reimagined as classical compositions

Claire Boucher’s breakthrough album has been reinterpreted by thirteen composers.

According to Now Toronto, Grimes’ breakthrough album ‘Visions’ is getting the classical treatment in a series of concerts this month! Claire Boucher’s LP is set to be reimagined by a group of new-classical composed for a series of nine concerts conceived by Plumes, a Montreal chamber ensemble. Called ‘Many Visions: Plumes Deconstructs the Music of Grimes’, the series is set to take place exclusively within Canada and will see thirteen different composers playing pieces inspired directly by the thirteen tracks on ‘Visions.’ Luke Nickel (co-director of Winnipeg’s Cluster New Music and Integrated Arts Festival) said to MusicWorks: “We wanted to see how we could bridge the gap between popular and classical music—we have a suspicion it’s smaller than people think […] We want to think about interpretation and rearrangement, not only in terms of musical material but also in terms of the spirit of an artist. That led us to Grimes, whose DIY attitude seems to resonate across genres.” See all of the tour dates for the concerts below and revisit the original version of ‘Oblivion’ below (try and imagine a classical take on it!) Read our interview with Grimes from last year here. MARCH 10 Montreal, Rocket Science Room 11 Toronto, The Music Gallery 12 Hamilton, The Casbah 13 Windsor, University of Windsor 15 Guelph, University of Guelph 16 Kitchener, Wilfrid Laurier University 17 Winnipeg, Cluster Festival 18 Saskatoon, Village Guitar & Amp Co 18 Vancouver, Music on Main

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