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3 May 2023, 8 pm
$15 in advance, $18 at door


@ La Sala Rossa, 4848 boul. St-Laurent, Montréal

Innovations en concert presents an evening of boundary-pushing music from the collective Le Double and violinist Christopher Tignor!

Le Double is the composition project led by bassist Stéphane Diamantakiou. This original repertoire is structured as a huge remix, where two instrumental versions will be integrated into a homogeneous set offered in two distinct or even opposed aesthetics.

It was in November 2021, inspired by the research of pioneers in electronic music and dub, that Stéphane Diamantakiou’s writing work began at the Center d’Expérimentation Musicale de Chicoutimi with the influence of aesthetics as a musical leitmotiv on the original material’s development. Following this research, the filmed performance of this incarnation of the Double inspires the rest of the project. Since then, the work of writing and technical implementation of the music has continued to evolve to the form that will be presented during this concert.

This surprising ensemble of eight musicians will alternate between rhythmic superpositions, timbral research and unbridled improvisations associated with electronic textures and random possibilities. Le Double’s music voluntarily plays with codes and blurs tracks by manipulating energetic grooves and epic themes offset by the abstraction of drones and the ethereal sounds of remixes.


Innovations en concert is also delighted to present the New York-based violinist Christopher Tignor in this concert. Christopher Tignor is a composer, violinist, lecturer, and software engineer. His emotionally charged scores and unique focus on live, performance-based electroacoustic practice has won acclaim within both the classical and experimental communities across 10 LPs on the Western Vinyl and New Albion record labels. He creates the live performance software he uses, shared freely. As a composer he has written and recorded work for ensembles including The Knights, A Far Cry string orchestra, and Brooklyn Rider string quartet, performing alongside them at premiere venues including Carnegie’s Zankel Hall. As a string arranger he has worked with Helios, Jefre Cantu-Ledesma, John Congleton, This Will Destroy You, Meshell Ndegeocello, and several other artists at the boundaries of popular music.

Le Double:

Geneviève Gauthier – Alto / tenor saxophones

Scott Bevins – Trumpet

Sebastien Delorme – Guitar

David Simard – Drums

Robert Pelletier – Vibraphone, drums

Sebastien Sauvageau – Guitar, keyboard

David Simard – Electronics, sound processing

Stéphane Diamantakiou – Composition, bass, electronics


We would like to thank the Canada Council for the Arts, the Conseil des arts et des lettres du Québec, the Conseil des arts de Montréal and the SOCAN Foundation for their support.