Workshop with Tim Brady

Room 406 (MacAloney Room) Dal Arts Centre, 6101 University Ave.
Saturday, March 18, 2017 - 2:00pm to 4:00pm
$10.00 includes $5.00 discount to Instruments of Happiness concert March 19 at 8 PM

Upstream Music Association is proud to offer a Composition Masterclass featuring celebrated composer / guitarist Tim Brady.

One of Canada’s leading new music composers, and named by Guitar Player Magazine as one of the top guitarists leading the instrument into the 21st century, Tim Brady will discuss his diverse approaches to composing, with a special emphasis on writing for the electric guitar and approaches to integrating improvisation within through-composed structures. 

His electric guitar quartet Instruments of Happiness are touring Canada supporting their new recording, performing works by a broad selection of contemporary Canadian composers, including Emily Hall, Scott Godin, Maxime McKinley, René Lussier, Jordan Nobles, Gordon Fitzel as well as by Tim Brady. 

Their first recording from 2016 on the American label Starkland Records has been nominated as one of the top classical recordings of the year by the Music Times.

They will be performing on Sunday March 19th at 8pm at the Lillian Piercey Hall at the Maritime Conservator of Performing Arts. 

Additionally, and very excitingly,  Tim Brady will be conducting the Halifax Upstream Guitar Ensemble, featuring some of our city’s top guitarists including Scott MacMillan, Geordie Haley, Jeff Torbert, Al Sutherland, Ross Burns, Phil Sedore, Tyler Messick, Patrick Healey, Seamus Erksine, Jake Hanlon, Sam Dyson, Daniel MacCormick, Evan Syliboy, Robert Drisdelle, Rob Tough, Liam Britten, and Fountain School of Performing Arts student Roland Smith. 

The H.U.G.E. will be performing “Signs & Symbols” by Tim Brady and “The Lacemakers” by Montreal’s Joane Hétu.