Rock My World Canada, chapter 207: Miriodor

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Miriodor is a musical group in the field of what is known as Rock in Opposition; the band combines jazz, progressive rock and chamber music into a powerful sound reminiscent of better known artists like Univers Zéro or Art Zoyd. Bass player Nicolas Masino came up with this description of Miriodor’s music: “rock-oriented post-modern chamber music, with definite humorous overtones.” From Quebec City, Miriodor started out as a six piece in the early 1980s and moved to Montreal in 1984. Their first album Rencontres, released independently in 1986, featured flute, clarinet, violins, saxes, bass, guitars, piano, synthesizer and drums, for a very full sound of intense depth. This was followed by their self-titled Miriodor in 1988, Third Warning in 1991, Jongleries Élastiques in 1996, and Mekano in 2001, featuring some of Miriodor’s best-known compositions.

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Alan Cross

is an internationally known broadcaster, interviewer, writer, consultant, blogger and speaker. In his 30+ years in the music business, Alan has interviewed the biggest names in rock, from David Bowie and U2 to Pearl Jam and the Foo Fighters. He’s also known as a musicologist and documentarian through programs like The Ongoing History of New Music.

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