René Laflamme, Forestare Baroque project and Nagra SEVEN


For the recording and production of the album Forestare will work with none other than André Perry and René Laflamme with their label, 2XHD. Recorded with Schoeps M222 tube microphone via Nagra SEVEN stereo high end recorder powered with a Nagra MPS and recorded at Saint Augustin church in Mirabel Québec, one of the best acoustics in Canada

Guitar ensemble Forestare, composed of 12 guitars, double bass and conductor, has already existed for 15 years. Since its inception, the ensemble has participated in the creation of close to 50 original works and has adapted nearly another 100 for its unique make-up. In doing this, the ensemble has created the largest repertoire of music for guitar orchestra in the world.

Forestare musicians 

To make this project a reality, the ensemble began with a call to Georges Nicholson to recruit him as a musical guide and "coach". Georges has a unique ability to bring the music alive. He is a searcher of melodies. He is renown and in demand as a coach by several grand musicians in Quebec, including Marc-André Hamelin and Alain Lefèbvre to name a few. Georges was a radio host for Radio-Canada for over 20 years where he hosted shows comparing different great works, held interviews with some of the biggest composers, performers and professors in the world of music in addition to a weekly show dedicated to the opera.

2xHD is a label focused on the cutting edge of High Definition sound. The label counts Deutsche Grammophon and Sony records as their direct competition. It is the most advanced recording technology available in Canada and their products are highly sought after by audiophiles around the world. 2xHD is present on all of the musical distribution networks that exist on the Internet, giving them more than 600 platforms for their music around the world.

The association between the greatest sound quality available in Canada, a truly large international distribution online as well as the high musical level of Forestare promises a successful disc and an artistic product of the highest quality.

Forestare Baroque project, available in high resolution on www.2xHD.com from April 2016

For the recording and production of the album Forestare will work with none other than André Perry and René Laflamme with their label, 2XHD.