Sep 21 2023
Bande Sonore EP 7 - Liberté-Anne (pt 2)
Welcome to episode seven of Bande Sonore.This week we welcome back Liberté-Anne!Born and based in Montreal, of Greek and French-Canadian heritage, Liberté-Anne Lymberiou is a composer, artistic director, piano player, improviser and singer. Most significantly, she has been leading her jazz orchestra, The Liberté Big Band, since the age of 23.She feels a strong attachment to her city, having basked in the cultural hub of the Mile-End since childhood where she regularly hung out and worked in her family restaurant. Liberté-Anne moved at a young age to New York City to pursue music. She was highly influenced by the jazz tradition and the intensity of the city itself, which both matched and challenged her imagination, ambition and sense of freedom. She received mentorship from composer Arturo O’Farrill who first encouraged her to pursue a composing and bandleading path. It was through her studies with percussionist Chief Baba Neil Clarke that she began engaging seriously with Pan-African percussion ensemble concepts and a holistic vision of art.Lymberiou’s most recent works span across traditions and genres, and include a 50-minute opus for 20-piece jazz orchestra celebrating the «sacred feminine», as well as repertoire for saxophone duos, choir, artsong, and multi-disciplinary projects involving dance, textile art and film. Aside from creating music, Liberté-Anne is a cultural worker, helping various artists and arts organizations with their administration and public fund-raising. The composer also sits on the board of the Canadian New Music Network (Réseau canadien des musiques nouvelles).Find out more about her projects here:https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=otDkwkTJ8Ushttps://tinyurl.com/mr3p7ncdhttps://www.instagram.com/liberteanne/-For more news, conversations and music head over to https://www.patreon.com/bandesonorepodcast and follow the show on Instagram at @bandesonorepodcast.If you're a sound/music maker in Montreal and you would like to participate in the podcast, please give me a shout, either on Instagram or at email@example.comBande SonoreA space to share the experiences and projects of the musical folks around the city of Montreal.