Connection and space: the Montreal ensemble Novarumori, known in recent years for Quebecois premieres of works by Gavin Bryars and Julius Eastman, as well as last year’s “Still Listening: An Homage to Pauline Oliveros”, returns with three world premieres for four basses and four cellos by Emilie Girard-Charest, Cecilia Arditto and Eugénie Jobin!
Emilie Girard Charest‘s Intimités expands the ensemble’s sonic landscape through the imaginative use of extended techniques and microtonality. This will be followed by the piece Distancia de rescate by Argentinian composer Cecilia Arditto, inspired by the novel of the same name by Samanta Schweblin. Psychological connections linking the novel’s characters inspired the composer to create music in which string instruments are attached to each other by chords which create a plethora of soundscapes and sonic artifacts.
Finally, Eugénie Jobin and her experimental jazz ensemble Ambroise, joined by the virtuoso trumpeter Amy Horvey, will present her newest piece. La première caresse goûte toujours la neige is a short song cycle setting the words of Marie Uguay. It is an effort to echo the quiet strength and immense love of life that emanates from her words; to sing these corporal tableaux, this white abstraction, gently.
Don’t miss this unique meeting between music at literature at the Sala Rossa!
Cello: Émilie Girard-Charest / Juan Sebastian Delgado / Emma Schmiedecke / Vera Ronkos
Bass: Pierre-Alexandre Maranda / Nicolas Caloia / Martin Heslop / Stéphane Diamantakiou
Direction: Isak Goldschneider
Amy Horvey (flugelhorn and trumpet) / Gabriel Drolet (bass) / Frédérique Roy (accordion and voice) / Simon Labbé (guitars) / Eugénie Jobin (vibraphone and voice)
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.