Temps libre

"Temps Libre" is the first release from the St. Laurent Piano Project, a recording series initiated by musician Stefan Christoff.

Featuring Brahja Waldman on sax, Peter Burton on contrabass and Stefan Christoff on piano, “Temps Libre” is a musical exploration recorded at La Sala Rossa in late summer 2012 as Quebec’s student uprising echoed across the city.

Temps libre was recorded, mixed and mastered by Adrian Roy Taylor. Album art & design by Nazik Dakkach, silk screen printing by Jesse Purcell from Justseeds Artists’ Cooperative.

temps libre - reflections on EP by poet Kaie Kellough

situationist international maintains that free time is illusory and rarely free; economic and social forces appropriate free time from the individual and sell it back to them as the commodity known as “leisure.” - from wikipedia

do you have free time? do you free time? do you dream of free time? what do you choose to do with your time?

would you choose to march in the streets in support of a student strike? would you choose to bang a pot on your balcony every night at 8pm to show your dissatisfaction with a corrupt government?

if thousands of people chose to do just that, for months on end, and also chose to disrupt the leisure of others, what would those choices say about our social moment? how would those choices change our understanding of our time?

on this recording, stefan christoff’s piano, brahja waldman’s alto saxophone, and peter burton’s contrabass drop into free time to eloquently pose and address these questions. — Kaie Kellough

POINT DE FUITE from Moïse Marcoux-Chabot, “Une jeune femme hantée par des images de répression policière cherche à fuir la lourdeur urbaine en prenant le train vers le bout du monde.

Elle espère que le passage du temps et la distance feront leur œuvre et lui permettront de respirer et d’espérer à nouveau. — La trame sonore est un extrait d’un solo de saxophone joué par Brahja Waldman sur l’album Temps libre.”

Order “Temps Libre EP” by clicking the paypal button above and we will ship you your album by post. It will direct you to a PayPal payment page. Fulfillment and shipping will take around 2 weeks.

Listen to St. Laurent Winter Night At Casa a piece by Brahja Waldman (sax) and Stefan Christoff (piano) recorded by CKUT Radio at the Temps libre EP launch and included on the recent Howl live album.

Reviews / Media

CKUT Interview on Temps libre

Temps libre is available at the following local record shops in Montreal

Cheap Thrills
2044 Metcalfe St. 2e étage
Tél : 514-844-8988

L’Oblique
4333 rue Rivard
Tél: 514-499-1323

Phonopolis
207 Bernard Ouest
Tél: 514-270-4442

Concordia Community Solidarity Co-op Bookstore
2150 Bishop Street
Montreal (Quebec)
514-848-2046

Atom Heart
364-B Rue Sherbrooke Est
Tél: 514-843-8484

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