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9 March 2020, 8pm

NO HAY BANDA + Schroeder/Pauly + Vahram Sarkissian

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

NO HAY BANDA x Schroeder/Pauly + Vahram Sarkissian

Co-presented with NO HAY BANDA

An evening featuring two new extended-duration works for amplified quartet by Sabrina Schroeder and Mauricio Pauly, along with a set by Montreal-based Armenian composer and experimental vocalist Vahram Sarkissian.

Part I :: Vahram Sarkissian

Vahram Sarkissian’s style represents a palette of multicultural creative initiatives influenced by numerous traditions and practices spanning from V century Armenian medieval chant to previously unreported endogenous vocal extended techniques. He has developed a distinct vocal identity with a rich assortment of techniques, a vocal range of seven octaves and several signature sound production methods.

Part II :: NO HAY BANDA x Sabrina Schroeder & Mauricio Pauly

Mauricio Pauly, The Difference is the Buildings Between Us #2
for amplified mixed quartet & electronics

Sabrina Schroeder, new work
for saxophone, violin, ondes martenot, percussion & electronics

Geneviève Liboiron, violin, electronics
Daniel Áñez, piano, ondes martenot, modular synthesizers
Joshua Hyde, saxophones, electronics
Noam Bierstone, percussion, electronics

Mauricio Pauly is a Costa Rican composer based in Vancouver whose practice combines composition for hybrid instrumental/electronic ensembles, sound design, and live performance. As an active cross-disciplinary collaborator, his work includes numerous projects with writers, designers, programmers and theatre-makers.

Sabrina Schroeder is a composer-performer from Vancouver. Her work integrates tactile transducers, live processing, and self-built mechanics into performance that digs into heavy sound spaces that are as much about body-feel as they are about audible sound.

Photos : Joshua Hyde and Noam Bierstone / Geneviève Liboiron and Daniel Áñez / Vahram Sarkissian / Sabrina Schroeder / Mauricio Pauly 

This concert was realized with the generous support of the SOCAN Foundation.

We acknowledge the support of the Canada Council for the Arts, which last year invested $153 million to bring the arts to Canadians throughout the country.