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18 April 2013, 5:30 to 7pm

Table-ronde : la présence internationale de la musique canadienne

@ Chapelle historique du Bon-Pasteur

Discussions on the international presence of Canadian music

a co-production of Innovations en concert and the Quatuor Bozzini

free entry, bilingual event

5:30 to 7pm, Chapelle historique du Bon-Pasteur. Snacks to follow.

1- Presentation: Philip Thomas et les connexions canado-britanniques

British pianist Philip Thomas, member of Apartment House and one of Europe’s foremost aesthetic explorers, speaks about the internationally significant program he brings to Montreal audiences (concert April 20). He has searched for the last years to find poetic connections between the music of Great Britain and the music of Canada.


2- Round-table: the international presence and character of Canadian contemporary music

Moderator: Liselyn Adams

Panelists: Martin Arnold, Jonathan Goldman, Philip Thomas, Michael Oesterle, Cléo Palacio-Quintin

What is Canadian music? International musicians often marvel at the strange and vibrant new music activity in Canada. What factors characterize this activity? In such a wide and varied country, our music evades any unifying identity, and yet, various factors seem to distinguish us on the international stage. As a result, the notion of a Canadian music begins to be defined and questioned from the outside, and international conversations nourish and challenge the artistic discourse at home. How have these discussions developed? Where do they lead?

This event is made possible through a Visiting Foreign Artist grant of the Canada Council for the Arts, and through the SOCAN Foundation.