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Electro Workshop: Quasar - Série Électro (part 1)

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Quasar presents the 8th edition of the Electro Series, following a week of workshops working with composers on new creations. A coproduction of saxophone quartet Quasar and CIRMMT.

What
  • Research Workshop
When Dec 06, 2019
from 05:00 PM to 07:00 PM
Where A832, Elizabeth Wirth Music Building, 527 Sherbrooke Street West
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live@CIRMMT: Quasar (serie electro)

FREE ADMISSION

Program / Programme (TBA)

Après une résidence de composition d'une semaine avec les compositeurs invités Myriam Bleau, Örjan Sandred, Bertrand Dubedout et Gene Coleman, le quatuor de saxophones QUASAR présente un atelier public où les nouvelles créations seront interprétées pour la première fois en public. Ces nouvelles œuvres seront présentées dans leur forme finale lors du dernier événement de la saison de live@CIRMMT en avril 2020.

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Following a week-long composition residency with guest composers Myriam Bleau, Örjan Sandred, Bertrand Dubedout, and Gene Coleman, the saxophone quartet QUASAR presents a public workshop where new creations will be first interpreted in front of an audience. These new works will be presented in their final form in live@CIRMMT's last event of the season in April 2020.

Registration

Registration is required. To register, please visit: Electro - REGISTRATION

Composer Biographies / Biographies des Compositeurs

A PDF document of these biographies can be downloaded: Composers Biographies.

QUASAR

QUASAR  

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.

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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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