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“strings.lines” reviewed by The Milk Factory

Nicolas Bernier’s passion for sound and for beautiful and intricate structures earned him a honorary mention from the Prix Ars Electronica two years ago for his debut album, Les Arbres. This record was in no way Bernier’s first foray onto the music scene, but until then, his work has mainly constituted of collaborative efforts and […]

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“strings.lines” reviewed by Cyclic Defrost

Nicolas Bernier’s Strings.Lines uses tuning forks, violin and viola de gamba to produce music that effortlessly evokes early music and also the future. Bernier has these ancient instruments weave slow, graceful, often pained patterns akin to the trio sonatas of baroque composers, but pits these against extreme high and low sustained tones from the tuning […]

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“strings.lines” reviewed by Rockerilla

Cinque tracce in cui la viola da gamba di Pierre-Yves Martel e il violino di Chris Bartos accompagnano i detriti orchestrati da Nicolas Bernier. Un’intesa miracolosa che genera un lavoro spettacolare in cui le corde inciampano in melodie senza tempo prima di rantolare in vicoli senza luce. “Line (A)”, la seconda traccia in scaletta, è […]

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“strings.lines” reviewed by Sentire Ascoltare

Dei diapason. Guide quasi morali. Le “linee” a cui fa riferimento il titolo del nuovo suggestivo lavoro di Nicolas Bernier sono “tuning fork”, strumenti di accordatura e curiosi spiriti di metallo che riproducono un “puro tono”, a cui anelare. Per un anno e mezzo (settembre 2008-febbraio 2010), Nicolas ha seguito la fascinazione di ciò che […]

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“strings.lines” reviewed by The Sound Projector

Nicolas Bernier is another modern composer, based in Montreal. On Strings.Lines (CRÓNICA 053) we hear five compositions of his played by Pierre Yves-Martel and Chris Bartos, on the viola da gamba and violin respectively. At the heart of these works resides an obsession with perfect pitch, as manifested by that simple device the tuning fork; […]

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“strings.lines” reviewed by Sonic Seducer

Im Spannungsfeld von improvisierter und elektroakustischer Neuer Musik warten weiterhin derart viele Perlen auf ihre Entdeckung, dass man nur hoffen kann, dass zumindest ein Teil der Akteure irgendwann einmal die Einsicht ereilt, dass der Schritt aus dem selbst errichteten Elfenbeinturm an eine Öffentlichkeit jenseits eines hochspezialisierten Publikums eine sinnvolle Entscheidung wäre. Ein aktuelles und gutes […]

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“strings.lines” reviewed by Vital Weekly

It’s only a few weeks ago that I reviewed ‘Courant.Air’ (see Vital Weekly 758) by Bernier, and while not bad, also perhaps not entirely satisfying either, and perhaps being made too quickly. Here on ‘Strings.Lines’ he moves away from the guitar, in favor of a new love (since 2007 actually) for tuning forks, of which […]

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“strings.lines” reviewed by Tapage Nocturne at Radio France Musique

A ne pas confondre avec le compositeur du XVIIIème du même nom. Ce musicien de musique électro acoustique québécois excèle dans les performances sonores, les installations et la vidéo. Collectionneur d’anciennes machines à écrire et de diapasons (dont certains atteignent les limites de l’oreille humaine), il a su créer son univers musical très personnel, utilisant […]

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“strings.lines” reviewed by Monsieur Délire

Quelle joie de voir le Montréalais Nicolas Bernier dans l’écurie de la portugaise Crónica! Strings.lines propose cinq Å“uvres électroacoustiques interreliées utilisant des enregistrements de Pierre-Yves Martel à la viole de gambe et de Chris Bartos au violon. Des sons lancinants, parfois explosifs, pas statiques du tout. Des pièces aux sonorités profondes, envoûtantes. J’aime beaucoup. via […]

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“strings.lines” reviewed by FocusSound

Nicolas Bernierの2010年発表の作品。透き通ったエレクトロサウンドとストリングスの奇妙な組み合わせがマッチしていてとても心地よいサウンドと化している。かけた瞬間に見える景色が変わって見えるような作品。 via FocusSound

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