What if the origins of the guitar went back to the creation of the bow 17,000 years ago?
STRUM is an ode to the guitar; a masterful performance delivered by "guitarists at the peak of their art" *, "a genuine orgy of guitars!"**
Having sold out every show between 2010 and 2013, STRUM is a rare and unique gathering, a multidisciplinary show telling the story of an instrument that has taken root in the hearts of men all over the world and throughout eras.
From its ancestral melodies to the birth of the blues, from its Renaissance lute form to the electrified guitar, the instrument of the people takes the audience on an epic journey tracing its multi-millennial span evolution.
Accompanied by instrument acrobatics and an original visual canvas, the star of the show comes alive in the hands of extraordinary artists who showcase 55 authentic models of guitars in a dynamic and sensational experience.
We are guitarists, we pay tribute to the guitar!
A Patrice Servant presentation.
* ''Guitarists at the peak of their art''
''Guitarists at the peak of their art!''
- Marc-André Joanisse, Le Droit 2010
** "a genuine orgy of guitars!"
- Patrick Voyer, Le Transcontinental 2011
''A brilliant tribute to the string!''
- Richard Lebel, La Nouvelle Scène, 2012
''Devilishly distracting! The guitar has never felt as young and in!''
- Patrick Voyer, Le Transcontinental 2010
2012 OTTAWA CITIZEN STRINGS-ATTACHED
2011 While my guitar gently...
2012 Le VOIR cover
Cosmogonie de guitares, Le Droit
Critic, LeDroit 2010
2011 Le Voir
Hallucinante Orgie De Guitare
2011 Strum étire… Revue Gatineau
HISTORY OF STRUM
Concept and storyboards - 1999
Premiere at la Maison de la culture de Gatineau : 19 artists - 2010
Three sold out shows at La Nouvelle Scène in Ottawa : 19 artists - 2011
Three sold out shows at La Nouvelle Scène in Ottawa : 21 artists - 2012
Special show for Gala Les Arts et la Ville : 12 artists - 2013
Pay tribute and promote the history of guitar.
Unite guitarists, virtuosos and creators to serve creative and inspired performances of artistic quality.
Share experiences in which the only star is the guitar.