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A CAPPELLA ENSEMBLE
THE NEW SOUND IN VOCAL MUSIC
Countermeasure is the new sound in vocal music, known for their sophisticated arrangements, seamless harmonies,lively performances, and infectious energy. Formed in 2010, Countermeasure is led by award-winning composer/arranger Aaron Jensen. The group performsoriginal songs and re-imagined popular standards ranging from Cole Porter to the Beatles, with a strong accent on pop andjazz arrangements. Their dramatically choreographed show, where every song tells a story,has received standing ovations and critical acclaim worldwide. Featuring 13 of Canada’s top harmony singers, theirgenre-defying contemporary sound takes a cappella to the next level.
Their diverse songbook has equipped the group to headline international choral concerts, play the main stage at jazz festivals, entice club-goers onto the dance floor. Incorporating innovative live looping, instrument imitation, and vocal percussion, Countermeasure enthralls their audiences worldwide with their dramatically choreographed shows and flawless harmonies. They have won multiple awards from Contemporary A Cappella Society of America, include Best CAL Album, best video, andforsong writing.
Countermeasure has shared stages with hitmakers from acappella giants Naturally 7 and The Swingle Singers to top 40 stars Corey Hart and Blue Rodeo.
Their 3rd Studio AlbumGUEST SESSIONSwas released in 2020.Guest Sessionsfeatures entirelyoriginal works composed by Artistic Director, Aaron Jensen. Each track features a guest instrumental soloist, includingRandy Brecker(trumpet),Dame Evelyn Glennie(percussion),Cindy Cashdollar(dobro), along with Quebecois guitaristChristian Roberge, NatalieMacMaster(fiddle),Pamelia Stickney(theremin), 88-year-old bandleaderCharlie Gabriel, RichBrown(electric six-string bass),Kevin Fox(cello), andMichael Davidson(vibraphone).
Jensen shares,“The concept of the album was that each song was tailored to shine a light on the special skills of each guest performer. It was incredible to watch these sensitive, high-level players adapt to the project in their own way...integrating themselves into the arrangements, bringing different “voices” to the group.”