Although, February may be one of the coldest months in Montréal (ignoring this year’s evidence of globe warming), things are really starting to heat up in the contemporary music concert scene. Here’s the details of how I’ll be distracted from my thesis during the next two weeks: (All events start at 20h.)
This is a series of four exciting concerts put on by Bradyworks which features different types of contemporary music at the Musée d’art contemporain de Montréal and starts this Thursday (tonight!) and runs through Sunday. The first two nights feature ensembles from the Netherlands (Electra tonight and Rosa on Friday) and the second two nights feature two local ensembles (Bradyworks on Saturday and the Quasar saxophone quartet on Sunday). Tickets for each concert are $20 ($10 for students) or the $50 dollars for the full series ($25 for students)
Codes D’Accès presents a free concert at the Maison de la culture Côte-des-Neiges featuring a quartet of clarinet, violin, cello, and piano. Works include the Québecois composers Simon Bertrand, Ana Sokolovic, and Claude Vivier. Also featured with will be Iannis Xenakis’s Charisma and Arvo Pärt’s Spiegel im Spiegel
The ever-virtuosic Montréal ensemble Nouvel Ensemble Moderne (or the NEM for the hipply inclined) will put on repeat performances of my favorite type of contemporary music – mixed electronic and acoustic. The event takes place at Maison de la culture Maisonneuve and features woks by Pierre Jodlowski, Henry NG, Laurie Radford, and Andrew Staniland.