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De souffles et de machines III - Série Électro (part 1)

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Quasar, in co-production with CIRMMT, the Conservatoire de musique de Montréal and Hellerau, and in collaboration with the Goethe Institute and SACEM, presents the 7th edition of the Electro Series, following a week of workshops working with four composers on new works.

What
  • live@CIRMMT
When Oct 20, 2017
from 05:00 PM to 07:00 PM
Where Salle Multi, Conservatoire de musique de Montréal, 4750 Henri Julien Ave, Montreal, QC H2T 2C8
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FREE ADMISSION - First come, first served to the Conservatoire box office

Quasar poursuit son exploration du monde sonore à l’ère numérique avec une résidence de création réunissant une distribution internationale exceptionnelle. Compositeurs et interprètes s’allient pour explorer en vue de la création de 4 œuvres nouvelles pour saxophones et dispositif électronique. 

In a collaboration between Quasar, CIRMMT, the Conservatoire de musique de Montréal, The Goethe Institute and the Hellerau Festival in Germany, four new premieres for the Quasar Saxophone Quartet will be workshopped at the Conservatoire's Salle Multi. The October public reading will conclude a week-long workshop where the works will be assembled and rehearsed. The new works will be presented in their final form in live@CIRMMT's last event of the season in April 2018.  The composers are: Jimmie Leblanc (CA), Annesley Black (DE-Canada), Sergej Maingardt (DE), Georgia Spiropoulos (GR-FR).

Composer biographies

A PDF document of these biographies can be downloaded: Biographies of the composers-de Souffles III

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Marie-Chantal Leclair : directrice artistique, saxophone soprano / Artistic director, soprano saxophone 

Mathieu Leclair : saxophone alto / Alto saxophone

André Leroux : saxophone ténor / Tenor saxophone

Jean-Marc Bouchard : saxophone baryton / Baritone saxophone

Reconnu pour son audace, et sa sonorité exceptionnelle, Quasar se consacre à la création depuis plus de 20 ans. Musique instrumentale, improvisation, électronique, il est de toutes les aventures. Seul ou accompagné d'un orchestre symphonique, Quasar offre au public une programmation profondément originale. L’ensemble présente une série de concerts à Montréal et se produit à travers tout le Canada, aux États-Unis, au Mexique et en Europe. 

Membre du groupe Le Vivier, Quasar est soutenu par le Conseil des arts et des lettres du Québec, le Conseil des arts du Canada, le Conseil des arts de Montréal, la Fondation Socan et Vandoren.


Known for their energy and bold innovation, the four members of Quasar – Marie-Chantal Leclair, Mathieu Leclair, André Leroux, Jean-Marc Bouchard – have been exploring the innumerable facets of musical creation since the group's founding in 1994. Their repertoire is vast in range, including chamber music, improvisation, musical theatre, and most particularly over the past ten years mixed music featuring live electronics, an area in which they are now recognized as leaders. Six-time winners of the Québec Music Council's distinguished OPUS awards, Quasar presents an annual concert series in Montréal while performing extensively across Canada, the United States, Mexico and Europe.

The quartet reserves pride of place for a group of esteemed Canadian and International composers with whom it has formed lasting partnerships. It aims to contribute to the enrichment of our musical heritage and to provide a platform for new music experimentation, exploration and production. Quasar has proudly commissioned over one-hundred works over the course of its twenty years of activity.  During that time it has performed as a solo group with, among others, the Montreal Symphony Orchestra and the Winnipeg Symphony Orchestra.

Member of Le Vivier and of the Canadian New Music Network, Quasar is supported by the Conseil des arts et des lettres du Québec, the Canada Council for the Arts, the Conseil des arts de Montréal, the Socan Foundation and Vandoren.


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