Events downtown

Apr 21

Nicolas Boulerice with Frédéric Samson “Maison de pierres — Confiné aux voyages”
Location: 10 Mayo Street, Portland, Maine 04101, US
8:30 pm - 9:00 pm
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Nicolas Boulerice (founding member of Le Vent du Nord) and double bassist Frédéric Samson, join forces to bring you traditional songs of centuries past made anew in a jazz setting—Confiné aux voyages.

This emotive work delivers magnificent laments woven together by contemplative soundscapes captured in Nicolas’ hometown of Saint-Antoine-sur-Richelieu. Confined to a living room, the intimate production is a myriad of tableaus: from traditional songs and poetry, guided by the calls of migratory birds, craftspeople at their work, and imperturbable weather.

This encounter is an exploration and reflection of one’s place in the world and the sounds of a place in time, under the theme of travel, memory, and love. Confiné aux voyages offers a moment to listen to stories, reflect, and project oneself back into the present, an experience of infinity.

Nicolas and Frédéric invite the audience to travel alongside them through bare and revealing song cycles accompanied by the double bass; still imagery and poetry; alongside birdsong, wind witches, or the engine of a boat.

This concert was made possible from support by the Délégation du Québec à Boston