Rimouski (Québec), 2007
Performer (ensemble) • Improviser

Grand groupe régional d’improvisation libérée (GGRIL) is a large improvisers ensemble coming out of a little Eastern Québec town. Its strange combination of instruments produces a unique sonic palette consisting of electric guitars, percussion, and strings. Managed by Tour de bras (Rimouski), GGRIL is a major player in the development of new improvised music outside urban centres. Le GGRIL has been active since 2007. In addition to working on its own material, it has worked with major artists such as Jean Derome, Evan Parker, Ingrid Laubrock, Xavier Charles, and Michael Fischer. GRRIL is always seeking for new collaborations and experiences.