1980s Contemporary Canadian Poster, Duguay
Size: 17 x 22 inches
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About The Poster: Folk rock arose mainly from the confluence of three elements: urban/collegiate folk vocal groups; singer-songwriters, and the revival of North American rock and roll after the British Invasion. This poster is an illustration for a music concert which took place in Montreal in the 1970's featuring the band Conventum.
CONVENTUM Biography Conventum is one of those typical Quebecois projects to have come about in the second half of the 70s. As early as 1972, Duschene arrived in a cultural circle which included sculptors and theatre groups. For some five years and many musicians passing through, Conventum's popularity grew slowly, but it produced its first album on the ultra small (and now ultra collectible) label Le Tamanoir. At the time, Conventum was developing a progressive 'sound', crossing chamber music and rock. Their first album, A L’ Affût D’ Un Complot (On the look out for a plot), was also highly theatrical, acoustic, and satirical, and in many regards - if not really avant-garde - sufficiently groundbreaking, while also retaining a traditional folk sound. Around that time, they recorded a concert in their studio which would be released much later (as bonus tracks) which presented a much more experimental side of the band. The following year, Conventum released their second album on the same crazy and satirical musical grounds, Le Bureau Central des Utopies, on another ultra small label, Cadence. Unfortunately, this was to be their last album and most musicians drifted in other directions. Conventum is best appreciated with a good mastering of the French language (their French singing is actually quite neutral and easily understood), but can be easily enjoyed by most adventurous progheads, as the music is often breathtaking. Both albums are much recommended to anybody progheads into chamber “rock” music, the way only the Quebecois, the Finns, and the Belgians can do it. Both albums had received a CD re-issue on the small Kozak label (with many superb bonus tracks) and have been granted another re-issue from ProgQuebec.(http://www.progarchives.com/artist.asp?id=2478)
These posters were in the private collection of a noted jazz musician and producer and are only a couple of hundreds which we have just received.