Concerts / Bach, Beatles, Brady: 150 guitares

  • February 24, 2019
    3:30 pm
  • Free admission
Oratoire Saint-Joseph du Mont-Royal
3800, chemin Queen Mary
métro Côte-des-Neiges

Tim Brady and Instruments of Happiness perform works by Bach, Brady, Lennon, McCartney.

Following the huge success of 100 guitares with Instruments of Happiness during the 2015 edition of MNM, festival Artistic Director Walter Boudreau, presented project designer, Tim Brady with a new challenge: why not 150 guitars? The composer/guitarist, fond of large-scale projects, agreed to enter into the spirit of the game, conceiving a new event for this atypically sizeable ensemble which includes around thirty professional guitarists and more than one- hundred “community” guitarists.

On the program: Tim Brady’s major work, excerpted from Bach’s Art de la fugue along with several works by the Beatles. Adapted for more than 150 electric guitarists of all ages and levels, will be scattered throughout the Basilica of Saint Joseph’s Oratory.

English translation / adaptation: Peggy Niloff



  • Tim Brady, As Many Strings As Possible, Playing: Symphony #9 (2019)
    six groups of spatialized instruments
  • Johann Sebastian Bach, The Art of Fugue, BWV 1080 (1740-50)
  • John Lennon, Paul McCartney, Revolution #9 (1968)
    fixed medium
  • John Lennon, Good Night (1968)
  • Tim Brady et les élèves de l’École Saint-Pierre-Claver (CSDM) — Prélude à l’après-midi des guitares, pour guitares

Coproduction MNM / Bradyworks / Oratoire Saint-Joseph