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Ciels Variables (Variable Skies)

Ciels Variables (Variable Skies)



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Composer and pianist Marc-André Pépin unveils the result of his passion, work and musings with the release of his third opus, Variable Skies. These twelve compositions are like beautiful songs or brief movie scores. They confirm the talent of a live performer whose musical prowess first came to the fore when his second CD, Rendez-vous, was nominated for an ADISQ award in 2011. Like a fine wine, Marc-André Pépin's artistry becomes more refined over time. His opening piece, Mardi Gras, displays his very personal affection for ragtime. Variable Skies is a delectable series of variations on a common theme, a landscape transformed by the changing seasons. Each composition has it's colour, emotion, image and feeling that share a certain tone of serenity. The melodies of Marc-André Pépin's new release retain several common features from the previous albums. The music is easy listening without being facile. We can thoroughly enjoy it as a background companion, or appreciate it's rich flavour and subtleties if we wish to focus singularly on the music. The classical influence of the tight, beautifully-crafted composition is undeniable. The pleasure of listening to it only increases with time, like a bottle from a superb vintage! Biography Marc-André Pépin was born in Beauce, Quebec, Canada. He began playing piano at the age of 8 and has been composing ever since. He has one foot firmly planted in the world of music and the other in science. He obtained his Bachelor's degree in electrical engineering from Université Laval in Quebec City, while at the same time studying composition under Alain Gagnon. He also received a Bachelor's degree in music from Université de Montréal, where he studied under André Prévost and Serge Garant. In 2008, he released Songs Without Words, his first CD, a collection of twelve original compositions. The album was played on radio stations across Canada and the world. At the end of 2010, he launched a second CD entitled Rendez-vous. This album received a nomination in the « Best instrumental album of the year » category at the ADISQ awards. ADISQ is the Quebec province musical industry awards.

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Title: Ciels Variables (Variable Skies)
Genre: Classical Composers
Release Date: 10/22/2013
Label: CD Baby
Product Type: CD
Catalog #: 5638166876
UPC: 858526000512
Item #: 883356X
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