Jean Michele Talks about his struggle with Tourette Syndrome, evictions from Mile End, and being on lockdown while trying to create and compose around depression and more.
Jean-Michel Blais is a composer and pianist from Québec, Canada. His music is influenced by a range of composers and pianists such as Frédéric Chopin, Sergei Rachmaninoff, Maurice Ravel, classical minimalists, and modern composers such as Chilly Gonzales and Yann Tiersen. His debut studio albumIl was released in April 2016 on Arts & Crafts, garnering critical acclaim, including making Time magazine's top ten albums of the year list. In 2017, he collaborated with Grammy-nominated English-Canadian electronic artist CFCF on the EP Cascades. His sophomore album, Dans ma main, was released on 11 May 2018, also on Arts & Crafts, and on 30 Nov 2018 Jean-Michel released Eviction Sessions.
His new album Aubades will be released on February 4th, 2022 and is available world wide.
Part One; A backstory to Jean Michele Blais and what inspired him to compose
Part Two: Evictions, depression and bouncing back
Part Three: Composing with an orchestra, his favourite composers and more
Jean-Michel Blais video for Passepied:HERE
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