Press articles & publications + Audio Demos -

This section is intended for die-hard explorers! I have done my best to organize the material in chronological order. When available, demos are mentioned for each instrument.
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Cette section est destinée aux explorateurs purs et durs! J'ai fait de mon mieux pour organiser le matériel en ordre chronologique. Lorsque disponible, les démos sont mentionnés pour chaqun des instrument.
Lutherie Québécoise (2020) - LaPresse - Sylvain Sarrazin
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Local article about guitar makers from the province of Quebec.Many of my peers are featured, and the author writes furthermore about my creation Guitare-Fruit Wurcer.

Bel article de M.Sarrazin sur la lutherie  de guitare contemporaine. Nombre de mes camarades luthiers couverts, et ma mention concerne ma création de 2018. la Guitare-Fruit Wurcer.
Clara archtop (2020) with demo
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Video footage showing the Clara archtop in real-time on November 29th 2020 in Montreal.
The instrument was beautifully played at 20:00 of the clip.

 
Skip to to 20:30 to hear the Clara archtop.

Allez è 20:30 pour entendre la Clara archtop jouée par Louis-Jean Cormier.
Tout un Bagage- Version audio- Une production CMAQ / QUB radio 
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Podcast interview with both composers Louis-Jean Cormier and Martin Léon, in which I get to talk a little bit about my work and process
( Français ).
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Article : Meeting between the musician Louis-Jean Cormier and the luthier Thierry André: when the guitar becomes a muse. -The canadian news

Article : Rencontre entre le musicien Louis-Jean Cormier et le luthier Thierry André: quand la guitare devient une muse. -Le journal de Montréal
Artsy Shark : Featured artist Thierry Andre (2020)
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Article : Featured artist Thierry André on Artsy Shark (USA) (États-Unis) Portrait.
 

Fine Craft Award - Prix Jean Marie Gauvreau (2020) attribué par le Conseil des Métiers d'art du Québec
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Sun, Moon, and Vibrations is awarded a prize : The Jean-Marie Gauvreau prize is a yearly award juried by Le Conseil des métiers d'arts du Québec.  Last December, Thierry's work was highlighted and chosen for its general impact within the Quebec's fine craft professions. 

Merci beaucoup au Conseil des Métiers d'arts du Québec !
Sun, Moon, and Vibrations (2019) with demo
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Processus de Fabrication - Build process : Audio and slideshow.
Three short audio tracks demo, for the elongated bowl-back acoustic guitar -Sun, Moon, and Vibrations :
Musical Design (2019) : Technological innovation and evolution of language in guitar design - Author Antonio Marano -Gangemi Editore, Rome (Italian version)

Thierry featured in a guitar publication !

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It is quite an honour to  be part of this 2019 guitar publication from Gangemi Editore!

Antonio Marano, associate professor of design at the Department of Architecture, University of Chieti-Pescara ( Italy ) has just made a very accomplished work here.
 
His portrait of the evolution of the instrument is fantastic, and it features the works of many contemporary peer luthiers from all over the world.

I'm lucky to have 9 pages devoted to my work, from the more early instruments like Zyra, to the most recent ones like Sun, Moon, and Vibrations.

Merci beaucoup à / Thanks to Gangemi editore.

Guitare-Fruit Wurcer (2018) with demo
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The tune is basically "Afro Blue" by Mongo Santamaria, though I have been somewhat free with the structure. I am using a "3rd Hand" capo, which allows a 'simulated' open tuning while actually remaining in standard tuning. The open strings are GAFGDG. The audio is only what was captured through my iPad. I recorded it with the AKG mic you see in the video, but when I listened, it sounded okay with the original audio. 

More of a jazz thing this time, St. Thomas (the Sonny Rollins tune). Guitare-Fruit works very well for jazz, you can use the entire neck and the sound is very balanced.

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Old-school archtop (2017) with demo
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Samael Pelletier - Acoustic demo Played in C# tuning - 

Video : Productions Jolie Rouge

Recorded @ Studio Pavillon Noir
by Yannick Lapierre

Raga guitar (2017) with demo

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Raga guitar, as featured by The Boutique guitar Showcase tour in 2017, played by Rudy Pensa.

 

Special thanks to Jamie Gale, and Jamie Gale Music for producing this great video footage.

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Ma Raga guitare jouée par Rudy Pensa de Rudy's music à NY. dans le cadre de la tournée Américaine du Boutique guitar Showcase organisée par le commissaire Jamie Gale.

Maya Bass 3 (2017) with demo
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Maya no.3 Played by Thierry André on his workbench at the end of the instrument's set-up. Thierry is left handed, and plays the bass laying flat, and frets with his thumb. -Short acoustic demo recorded with a Zoom H2n Microphone.

La Maya 3 jouée par le luthier à la sortie des réglages et avant son envoi. Thierry est gaucher et joue la basse à plat sur son établi en -frettant- avec le côté de son pouce. Le démo est court, acoustique, et enregistré avec un micro Zoom H2n.

Multi 2 (2016) with demo

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Multi 2 played by Jean-Marc Hébert. The first part of the video shows the sympathetic strings function, heard as a natural reverb effect. 

Multi 2 jouée par Jean-Marc Hébert. La première partie du vidéo est consacrée à faire entendre l'effet des cordes sympathiques, qui donnent une forme de réverbération naturelle à la guitare.

Recorded with the camera mic (intro and last segment) and the Zoom H2n mic (sympathetic segment). 

Multi no.2  by Thierry André played by Kinloch Nelson, Santa Barbara Acoustic Instruments Celebration, 2016

Played electric, recorded with the Zoom H2n mic.

Basse Maya 2 (2016) with demo
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Maya Bass 2- Berlin-2016Florian Obrecht
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Audio sample of the Maya Bass no. 2 played by Florian Obrecht. All acoustic with short introduction by Thierry. At the Holy Grail guitar show, Berlin, 2016.
Multi (2015) with demo
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Multi no. 1  played acoustic by composer Jean-Marc Hébert. Recorded with a Zoom H2n microphone.

Jean-Marc Hébert joue Multi de façon acoustique. En deuxième partie il joue un thème qui aura façonné la venue de son album intilulé L'attente.

Multi - Blue Jay Way (George Harrison)Kinloch Nelson
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Kinloch Nelson with Multi no.1 Woodstock Invitational Luthier Showcase NY, Oct. 2015

Interview ( Francais ) with Fred Kopo at the Holy Grail guitar show 2015. Footage courtesy of laguitare.com

Interview en français, au sujet de la guitare Multi avec mon bon ami le luthier Fred Kopo. Le travail caméra et montage est de Jacques Carbonneaux, de Laguitare.com

Maya Bass (2015)
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Maya 1 and Maya 3 sounded pretty much the same, Here is Maya 3 in this audio as reference for the Maya Model.

Maya 3 est donné en audio comme référence au Modèle Basse Maya.
Guitars Exchange Italy - 10 questions we ask everyone - Thierry André (2015)
Article / interview on the Italian website Guitars Exchange, by Massimo D'Angelo. It covers my debut in the guitar making field, as well as how I approach my work and why hand-made guitars are here to stay.

Article (en anglais) sur ma pratique, et sur ce qui m'a amené à faire de la lutherie au départ.

Interview de Thierry André par Jacques Carbonneaux (with demo)

Projet Kouai & Oudtar 2 , The Holy Grail Guitar Show (2014)  

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Oudtar 2 by Thierry André played by Shai Sebbag

Shai Sebbag joue Oudtar 2 acoustique dans le cadre du Holy Grail guitar show 2014, à Estrel-Berlin, Allemagne.

In 2014 was my first invitation to exhibit in Europe, this to the Holy Grail guitar show in Berlin.

 

This was a fantastic experience, it was motivational to see everybody's work there ; I'd say the level of -love- and -inspiration- was very palpable there.

For a young luthier, this is the kind of gathering that feels great to be part of.

Guitar Ausgabe (2014) Gitarre-Oud-Kombi aus Kanada von Thierry Andre - Ulf Kaiser -Gremany / Allemagne
Kouai (2014) with demo
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Kouai played by Jean-Marc Hébert (Montréal)

Jean-Marc Hébert is a guitarist and composer. Originally trained in classical guitar, he has recorded a dozen albums with formations in various styles, as a performer and sometimes as a co-composer. His career is marked by explorations outside of jazz culture, in particular through Indian music (Ragleela, Catherine Potter, Lavanya Narasiah) and African music (Ernesto Dabo, Lilison, Saïd Mesnaoui, Labess).
Jean-Marc Hébert est guitariste et compositeur. Formé initialement en guitare classique, il a enregistré une douzaine d’albums avec des formations aux styles variés, comme interprète et parfois comme co-compositeur. Son parcours est marqué par des explorations hors de la culture jazz, notamment à travers la musique indienne (Ragleela, Catherine Potter, Lavanya Narasiah) et la musique africaine (Ernesto Dabo, Lilison, Saïd Mesnaoui, Labess).
Mono Man (2013)
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Composition and interpretation: Charles Quevillon  MONO-MAN appears in this video @ 20:20 

Charles also makes use of Cluster which I built for him in 2010

Mono Man est un chordophone simple à une corde ; ) Il apparait à 20:20 dans la video.
Oud Masmoudi (2013) with demo
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Oud Masmoudi. by Thierry André played by Mohamed Masmoudi

Piece: Ben Seni Sevdigimi

Mohamed Masmoudi versatility is a result of his education: studying for 5 years at the Conservatory in Tunisia, classically trained at Université de Moncton in New Brunswick, taught by renown lute player Michel Cardin and composer Dr. Richard Gibson, and playing bass guitar with his jazz quartet So What, with whom he released his first album.​

 

Based in Montreal, today Masmoudi performs across the world. While continuously exploring new projects, Masmoudi continues to teach, compose, and craft accessible and sophisticated music.

Tuku (2013),  with respect for the star Oliver Mtukudzi (with studio album)
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Hi Thierry,

My pleasure to hear from you. I hope you are well.

 

Deze is doing well and is the one I used on the album MOKMBE WE MVURA. Thats why it is on the cover.

 

I will be in touch in due course.

 

Sincerely

.Tuku.

JM7 (2012) with demo
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Check out the new album  -L'attente- (The Wait)- from Jean-Marc!

It features Pierre Tanguay on drums, Marianne Trudel on piano, and Rémi Jean Leblanc on double-bass.
Meeting with Jean-Marc Hebert to test drive his JM7 nylon 7 string.
This is an informal demo featuring both of our reactions ; )


Rencontre informelle avec Jean-Marc Hébert pour le 1er essai de sa nouvelle guitare nylon 7-cordes JM7.
Oudtar (2011)
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Early exhibition in Quebec city, at Centre Materia.

Focusing on the creative-side of instrument-making, this exhibition featured luthiers as well as  fine craft and applied arts participants.

La commissaire Nathalie Racicot avec Oudtar de Thierry André lors de l'exposition -Mutation-Matière-Son,

instruments de musique innovant, présentée au Centre Materia en 2011. Photo : Journal Le Soleil, Pascal Ratthé

Article de Josianne Desloges ( Le Soleil ) sur l'exposition Mutations - Matière -Son , présentée au Centre Matéria à l'été 2011. Merci à la commissaire Nathalie Racicot de M'avoir invité à y présenter deux de mes oeuvres, soit Oudtar et Cluster.
Cluster (2010) with demo
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Grave Extrait 13.03.07Charles Quevillon
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Charles Quevillon is a composer / performer / sound artist originally from Montreal, now father of two and living and working in Finland.
Des six cordes bien bichonnées (2009) Le Devoir-Guillaume-Bourgault Côté
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Article préambule au Salon de Guitare de Montréal 2009 (français). L'article mensionne mon travail et celui de Michael Greenfield.

French article published before the 2009 Montreal guitar show featuring also my respected peer Michael Greenfield.
Sakura (2009)
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View of my table presentation at the Montreal guitar show 2009.

Un vue rapide de ma présentation au Salon de la guitare de Montréal (SGM) 2009.
Guitare-Fruit (2008) Series of 5 - Série de 5 with demo
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07 3rd EarRagleela / Jean-Marc Hebert
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Slippery When Wet - The AcornRolf Klausener
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Po (2007) Thierry André - Rencontre avec le luthier Montréalais - Jacques Carbonneaux - France
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Article - Reportage de La guitare Point com / Jacques Carbonneaux sur mon travail en lutherie. Vue d'atelier des instruments Po, Sakura, Khan, et Guitare Fruit (français).

French early article about my work.
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Zyra (2002) The Responsive guitar - Ervin Somogyi
-A sample of contemporary work worth sharing
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First feature in a book publication - alongside many contemporary builders- In Ervin Somogyi's -The Responsive Guitar  Circa  2009

Photo: Michael Watts
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