Montreal Gazette: What’s On Your iPod?

November 12, 2009

Photo by Martin Laporte

Crossover poster boy and McGill University prof, Matt Haimovitz will happily clamp a mike on his 1710 Gofriller cello and play it in clubs that don’t normally serve Brahms. His recent Figment tour included a stop at one of his favourite dives, the Black Sheep Inn in Wakefield. On Saturday Haimovitz plays another joint, called Carnegie Hall, with the Iranian-Western Rumi Symphony Project, before touring Spain with the Berlin Chamber Orchestra. You can also hear him locally, at eXcentris on Nov. 29 at 4 p.m., in a string-trio performance of Bach’s Goldberg Variations.Call 514-790-1111 or see

1. Rockets Fall on Rocket Falls Godspeed You! Black Emperor

2. Open Country Joy John McLaughlin/Mahavishnu Orchestra

3. J.S. Bach: Goldberg Variations (2nd Version) Glenn Gould

4. Olivier Messiaen: Saint François d’Assise José van Dam, Dawn Upshaw, Kent Nagano

5. Socalled: Figlude Matt Haimovitz (from Figment)Figment

6. Du Yun: Run in a Graveyard Claire Chase

7. Serge Provost: Les Vertiges de S. Matt Haimovitz (from Figment)

8. Panda Panda Panda Deerhoof

9. Luigi Boccherini: Cello Sonatas and Fugues for 2 Cellos Anner Bylsma , Kenneth Slowick, Bob van Asperen

10. A Love Supreme John Coltrane

For more on Matt Haimovitz, see

by Matt Haimovitz

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