Jean-Michel Blais performs in Moncton and Halifax next week

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2018 Polaris Music Prize nominee Jean-Michel Blais is heading to the east coast next week for two concerts. He will perform April 5 in Moncton at Central United Church and in Halifax at St. Matthew’s United Church on April 6.

2018 Polaris Music Prize nominee Jean-Michel Blais is heading to the east coast next week for two concerts. He will perform April 5 in Moncton at Central United Church and in Halifax at St. Matthew’s United Church on April 6.

His latest full-length album Dans Ma Main blends post-classical piano compositions with subtle hints of electronic music.   

Largely composed in one week of open exploration, Blais comes closer to the improvisational source of his writing, painting impressionistic stories within the fluid, indefinite outlines of dreams. Dans ma main rolls like clouds of nostalgic fog blown away on a clear wind, at once recalling and signifying the end of Il, his critically acclaimed 2016 debut album.

By contrast, Il was written and recorded by Blais over two years, culled from rolls of accumulated experimentation into an enchanting, unignorable arrival. Il unearthed an unknown musical imagination, with overwhelmingly intimate compositions cloaked in the romantic din of Montreal city noise. The debut album would go on to amass 50 million streams worldwide, reaching #1 on Canadian Classical Albums chart, and transforming audiences globally.

In November Blais followed up the release of Dans Ma Main with Eviction Sessions, a five-track EP available now through Arts & Crafts. 

Upcoming Performances: 

April 5 | Central United Church | Moncton, NB | with Paper Beat Scissors | View Event
April 6 | St. Matthew’s United Church | Halifax, NS | with Paper Beat Scissors | View Event 

 

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