Past Event

A musical experience in two acts where Quatuor Bozzini and Contact Contemporary meet

Doors: 6:30 PM
Show: 7:30 PM
Tickets: $24.68 in advance, $27.30 at the door
Taxes and fees included

Where: Espace plateau + Space A (1st floor)
General admission – seating not guaranteed

After a Morton Feldman cycle at Salle Bourgie, Quatuor Bozzini is delighted to present an out-of-the-box recital with special guests Contact Contemporary from Toronto in a whole new collaboration with the Phi Centre.

As part of this Classical Parcours evening, we present a two-part concert where Quatuor Bozzini and Contact Contemporary will meet to offer a musical experience. Throughout the evening, both collectives will perform in two different spaces and atmospheres, redefining the concert's classic formula. Two sets of amazing music: exquisite, insightful and delicate from composers Linda Catlin Smith and Allison Cameron; energetic, crunchy and experimental from Iris ter Schiphorst and Donnacha Dennehy.

Program 1 (Espace Plateau):

Performer: Quatuor Bozzini
Composition: Folkestone (1999)
Composer: Linda Catlin Smith (United States)
Instrument: String quartet

Performer: Contact Contemporary
Composition: In memoriam Robert Ashley (2014)
Composer: Allison Cameron (Canada)
Instrument: open instrumentation

Program 2 (Space A):

Performers: Quatuor Bozzini + Contact Contemporary

Composition: Aus Kindertagen: verloren (2004-05)
Composer: Iris ter Schiphorst (Germany)
Instrument: violin, cello, prepared piano and sampler, string quartet, electric guitar

Composition: Dirty Light (2014)
Composer: Donnacha Dennehy (Ireland-USA)
Instrument: saxophone, percussion, piano, string quartet

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Photo credit: J.M.W Turner (cover) and Martine Lavoie (album)

Quatuor Bozzini

Since 1999, the Quatuor Bozzini has been an original voice in new, experimental and classical music. Their skew is radically contemporary, propelling the hyper-creative Montréal scene, and beyond. With rigorous qualitative criteria, they have nurtured a vastly diverse repertoire, unbiased by the currents of fashion.This has led to over a hundred and eighty commissioned pieces, as well as close to three hundred other premiered works. A Quatuor Bozzini concert is an art happening, with meticulous and sensuous attention to detail. The guest of many international festivals, the Quatuor Bozzini also supports the younger generation of composers through workshops, notably their Composer’s Kitchen. The quartet runs its own recording label, Collection QB, and has issued critically acclaimed albums, many of which have become reference recordings in the discipline.

Clemens Merkel — violin
Alissa Cheung — violin
Stéphanie Bozzini — viola
Isabelle Bozzini — cello

Contact Contemporary

Praised by the Globe and Mail for its “thought-provoking” and “highly entertaining” programming, and by the New York Times for “methodical and mesmerizing” performances, Contact Contemporary Music has firmly established itself as one of Canada’s leading interpreters of the music of our time. Contact has performed at some of the world’s most prestigious new music festivals, including Huddersfield Contemporary Music Festival (UK), Bang On A Can Marathon (New York) and the Open Ears Festival of Sound (Kitchener).

Contact Contemporary Music is dedicated to interdisciplinary collaborations, nurturing and promoting the work of both established and emerging artists, performing in alternative spaces, and creating outreach opportunities within Canada’s diverse cultural and ethnic communities. In addition to its concert productions, Contact Contemporary Music presents the Toronto New Music Marathon at Yonge-Dundas Square and Music From Scratch, a summer workshop for youth.

Contact Contemporary Sarah Fraser Raff — violin
Mary-Katherine Finch— cello
Wallace Halladay — saxophones
Midori Koga — piano
Dean Pomeroy — percussion
Rob MacDonald — guitar
Graham Banfield - electronics

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