Raynald Grenier-Doux Instants
Raynald Grenier paints pictures with his notes. His mature tunes show experience and learning, and the dramatization of his music results in some wonderful music to be experienced. His music has always been cinematic, used in dramas and plays, encapsulating themes with wordless grandiose. This is his single, Doux Instants.
The English translation for this would be Sweet Moments. This is exactly what you feel as an impulse, as soon as you hear his music. I have always found it to be easier, writing about instrumentals, due to the subjective moments that are captured within it. Raynald Grenier is a poet of expression and abstraction in a delicate balance. This crystal scale is gauged in this song, where figments of rumination are spent through meditation. There are no specific connotations to it, the expression is joyous, and speculative of myriad futures. It takes a master composer to incite such thoughts, and none can do it better than this accomplished maestro.
The first film that came to mind was A Beautiful Mind. All of James Horner’s arrangements break down dramatic renditions very well, which Grenier does with grace in this song. The Tree of Life was another film that I could associate it with, rich imagery and complex emotions being explained through music.
Raynald Grenier can be experienced through his magical arrangements on Spotify. His 2020 album Dolci Momenti is highly recommended, so are Beth & Noa: The Ballet. He is no stranger to transcribing imagery through his music, and it is a joy to listen to his music. Listen to his single and follow him for more transcendental music!