Sophie Trudeau

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Sophie Trudeau
Sophie Trudeau photo.jpg
Trudeau c. 2006
Background information
Born Canada
Genres Post-rock
Occupation(s) Musician, singer, violionist
Years active 1999–present
Labels Kranky
Constellation
Bangor
Associated acts Godspeed You! Black Emperor
Thee Silver Mt. Zion Memorial Orchestra & Tra-La-La Band
Valley of the Giants
The Mile End Ladies String Auxiliary
Pink Mountaintops
Trudeau playing with Godspeed You! Black Emperor in Boston, Massachusetts, October 2012.

Sophie Trudeau is a Canadian musician. She is best known for being a member of Godspeed You! Black Emperor,[1] and co-founder with Efrim Menuck and Thierry Amar of Thee Silver Mt. Zion Memorial Orchestra & Tra-La-La Band.[2] She also plays in a number of other bands, including Valley of the Giants and The Mile End Ladies String Auxiliary.

Biography[edit]

Trudeau first served as violinist for Godspeed You! Black Emperor on their first EP, Slow Riot for New Zerø Kanada, which was released in 1999. Trudeau went on later to co-found Thee Silver Mt. Zion Memorial Orchestra & Tra-La-La Band, where she serves as one of two principal violinists.[3] Trudeau has also played the bass guitar on The "Pretty Little Lightning Paw" E.P.,[4] as well as trumpet on Horses in the Sky.[5] She is also credited as playing violin on the Arcade Fire track "Wake Up" from their debut album Funeral.[6]

Sharing the responsibility with the other six members, Trudeau sings with Thee Silver Mt. Zion Memorial Orchestra & Tra-La-La Band.

Trudeau is also the founder of Bangor Records. Its current roster includes her string trio project, The Mile End Ladies String Auxiliary, for which she plays violin, along with Beckie Foon of Thee Silver Mt. Zion Memorial Orchestra & Tra-La-La Band on cello and Genevieve Heistek of Hangedup on viola. Their first album, From Cells of Roughest Air, was released by Bangor Records on January 1, 2005.[7][8] She is also a member of Diebold, a duo released on Bangor in January, 2007.[9]

In 2006, Sophie, with Efrim Menuck and Thierry Amar, assisted in the recording of Carla Bozulich's first release for Constellation, Evangelista.[10][6]

Discography[edit]

With Godspeed You! Black Emperor[edit]

With A Silver Mt. Zion[edit]

With Set Fire to Flames[edit]

With Valley of the Giants[edit]

With The Mile End Ladies String Auxiliary[edit]

With Diebold[edit]

With Kiss Me Deadly[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Caramanica, Jon (16 March 2011). "Fresh Off Hiatus, Pleasing Fans and Testing Stamina". The New York Times. Retrieved 16 September 2012. 
  2. ^ Theiner, Manny (17 April 2008). "For the Record". Pittsburgh Post-Gazette. Retrieved 16 September 2012. 
  3. ^ Layne, Joslyn. "A Silver Mt. Zion - Music Biography, Credits and Discography". Allmusic. Retrieved 16 September 2012. 
  4. ^ Constellation Records (2006). "Thee Silver Mountain Reveries – The "Pretty Little Lightning Paw" E.P.". Bands index. Constellation Records. Retrieved 2006-12-23. 
  5. ^ Constellation Records (2006). "Thee Silver Mt. Zion Memorial Orchestra and Tra-La-La Band – Horses in the Sky". Bands Index. Constellation Records. Retrieved 2006-12-23. 
  6. ^ a b "Credits". Sophie Trudeau Discography. Discogs. 
  7. ^ The Mile End Ladies String Auxiliary (Bangor Records), retrieved 4 November 2011 
  8. ^ Whibbs, Chris (February 2006). "Mile End Ladies String Auxiliary - From Cells of Roughest Air". Exclaim!. Retrieved 16 September 2012. 
  9. ^ Diebold (Bangor Records), retrieved 4 November 2011 
  10. ^ Constellation Records (2006). "Carla Bozulich – Evangelista". Bands Index. Constellation Records. Retrieved 2006-12-23. 

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