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9 July 2012, doors open at 8pm
$10 available at the door only

Concert nu:nord – Mira Benjamin et Ensemble Portmantô

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

Concert nu:nord July 9

A co-presentation of nu:nord and Innovations en concert, this concert July 9 features the new works created by the participating composers of the nu:nord project, 2012.

Project directors: Mira Benjamin (Montreal), Stine Sørlie (Norway)


Mira Benjamin, violin
Andrea Stewart, cello
Mark Bradley, clarinets
Ben Duinker, percussion


Rebecka Sofia Ahvenniemi (Finland/Norway)
Kristin Bolstad (Norway)
Taylor Brook (Canada)
Isaiah Ceccarelli (Canada)
Christa Marie Emerson (Canada)
Beavan Flanagan (Canada)
Richard Glover (UK guest)
Brian Harman (Canada)
Pia Møller Johansen (Norway)
Hugo Harmens (Norway)
Christopher Mayo (Canada/UK)
Nick Hyatt (Canada)
Bjørn Thomas Brustad Melhus (Norway)
Cassandra Miller (Canada)
Luke Nickel (Canada)
Matthew Ricketts (Canada)
Stine Sørlie (Norway)
Harald Sæther (Norway)
Hiroki Tsurumoto (Canada/Japan)

Please note: Mira Benjamin presents also an opening concert July 2 at l’envers, featuring works from the Oslo 2011 edition of nu:nord for violin and electronics. More info:

nu:nord is an artistic community-building project. In the form of a week-long new music encounter (July 2-9, 2012), it brings together emerging leaders from the artistic communities of Canada and Norway to share ideas and present new musical works. It offers a place to look up from the page and meet the people with whom we all share the privilege and responsibility of maintaining and developing new music creation into the future. Through peer-evaluation, positive criticism and a stylistically non- discriminatory environment it aspires to build a supportive core that will strengthen the contemporary music community from the inside out. It encourages the symbiotic growth of composers and interpreters towards a shared understanding of our common goals as artists. The creation of this positive space will lead to the emergence of a more vibrant, diverse and far-reaching contemporary music community.

Canadian and Norwegian participants from the 2011 edition of nu:nord, Oslo.