Detraform Celebrates: Courtney Wing

As we approach the commercial release of the model 500 telephone, Detraform takes a moment to celebrate some of the characters that helped us along the way. In issue one we celebrate musician and composer Courtney Wing.

Issue 01. When we wanted to give our 2011 crowdfunding video a finishing polish, we enrolled Courtney Wing to compose the soundtrack. We were inspired by RJD2 and the music of Mark Mothersbaugh, while Courtney produced original work perfectly complimenting the ironic tone of the video. Watch the video again here: Turn up your volume, the music cues are terrific.

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Since the beginning of his professional career in 2001, Courtney completed three albums; Bouquet of Might & Fury (2010, Bonsound), Starlight Shuffle (2005, Maple Music), and For the Good Times (2001), and produced and recorded albums for various artists.  He's toured extensively through Canada, the United States, and most recently, China.

A regular on the Montreal music scene, the multi-instrumentalist is backed by a supporting cast of musicians who’ve played with Godspeed You! Black Emperor, Bell Orchestre, Arcade Fire, Amon Tobin, and the 10-piece opera collective Liederwolfe.  Together, this dynamic group contributes to Courtney’s neo-folk compositions with symphonic textures so rich they melt even the most bitter-struck hearts.

Courtney has composed and licensed music for clients including HBO, Ubisoft, Eidos, Alliance, Warner, Kraft, Fubar 2, CBC, Bravo, and the National Film Board of Canada.

Joel Blair