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CONCERTS | Cross Resonance: An International Week of New Music

The pool presents this week the Resonance crossed event, a festival dedicated to new music welcoming artists from six European countries, in addition to local musicians.

“Each concert was set up as a dialogue between artists from elsewhere and from here, in an exchange of works and commissions,” says Christine Curvillon, general manager of Le Vivier. A first part was presented in the fall, and this one welcomes artists from Germany, Switzerland, France, Italy, Spain and Austria. It is a beautiful intercontinental dialogue between artistic practices signed by creators recognized as having very specific signatures. They were chosen for this.

It is a major meeting place for new music to create exchanges between communities of practice on two continents. It is an initiative based on the encounter. The idea is to carry each other’s repertoires, share them and discover them. It is also done with the intention of acknowledging the diversity of scriptures. It is important for us to bring this event under the sign of peace. We have a lot of countries that come together when the war is at the gates of Europe. These works invite us to openness, benevolence and mutual understanding. »

Everything takes place atOrange area of ​​the Wilder Building.

A number of creations will be presented, including a work by the composer Keiko Devauxwinner of the Opus Prize for Composer of the Year.

Among the artists from here who take part in Resonance, some will later visit participating countries, including Quasar and the Bozzini Quartetwho will go to Germany.

Lorraine Vaillancourt
Lorraine Vaillancourt. (Photo: Bernard Prefontaine)

Concerts:

Duo Doblinger-Neyrinck – April 12, 6 p.m. – DETAILS AND TICKETS

The Austrian duo formed by Teresa Doblinger (bass clarinet and choreography) and Frederik Neyrinck (piano and composition) perform UHR.werk, a work by Frederik Neyrinck on the subjectivity of time.

Philippe Spiesser – April 12, 9 p.m. – DETAILS AND TICKETS

Alone on stage, performer Philippe Spiesser plays invisible percussion. With his hands, his body, his gestures, he sculpts sounds and images and invites the public to explore the gesture in music as an instrument.

Séverine Ballon, cello – April 13, 6 p.m. – DETAILS AND TICKETS

An artist deeply committed to the modernist repertoire, Séverine Ballon pushes the boundaries of the expressiveness of the cello, which no longer sounds like a cello. In a concert where the instrumental technique and the purity of the sound serve a resolutely free exploration of the instrument, the cellist and composer delivers four strong works by Philippe Leroux, Liza Lim, Thierry Blondeau and one of her own compositions.

Duo Hauptmeier-Recker – April 13, 9 p.m. – DETAILS AND TICKETS

Two players face each other and perform a structured improvisation using computers, controllers, touch sensors, live sampling and an inputless mixer. A sound and multimedia art show by the duo Hauptmeier-Recker.

The Arsenale and the New Modern Ensemble – April 14, 7:30 p.m. – DETAILS AND TICKETS

The Nouvel Ensemble Moderne, under the direction of Lorraine Vaillancourt, and L’arsenale Ensemble join forces for a concert to roll out the red carpet for Italian avant-garde creation. On the program, big names in contemporary music such as Silvia Borzelli, Alessandro Solbiati, Stefano Trevis and Keiko Devaux.

Montreal Hanover – April 15 and 16, 7:30 p.m. – DETAILS AND TICKETS

Two Montreal quartets with a solid reputation – Quasar saxophone quartet and the Bozzini Quartet – engage in an innovative dialogue with two brilliant ambassadors of German new music, Flex Ensemble and ur.werk.

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