Ensemble Paramirabo

Ensemble Paramirabo

Raging Against the Machine

Saturday, April 25th, 2015
Presented by New Music Edmonton:
Concert: 7:30pm
Holy Trinity Anglican Church, 10037, 84 Avenue
Edmonton, Alberta
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Tuesday, April 28th, 2015
Presented by New Works Calgary:
Concert: 8:00pm
University of Calgary: Eckhardt Gramatte Concert Hall
206 University Court NW
Calgary, Alberta
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Wednesday, April 29th, 2015
Presented by Open Space:
Concert: 8:00pm
Wood Hall, 907, Pandora Avenue
Victoria, British Columbia
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Thurday, April 30th, 2015
Presented by Music on Main and The Little Chamber Music Series That Could:
Concert: 8:00pm
Fox Cabaret, 2321, Main Street
Vancouver, British Columbia

Ensemble Paramirabo (Montreal) and Thin Edge New Music Collective (Toronto) and team up to perform a dynamic concert program featuring Steve Reich's Pulitzer prizewinning Double Sextet, Louis Andriessen's politically charged Worker's Union, and the World Premiere of a new work for all 12 musicians by Brian Harman (Toronto/Montreal). "Raging Against the Machine" aims to establish meaningful connections between artists and organizations with distinct geographical, cultural and linguistic identities.

This project is inspired by the driven rhythmic nature of both Reich and Andriessen's compositions. The program will also include the world premiere of new compositions written for each respective ensemble by Anna Höstman (Toronto) and Patrick Giguère (Montreal).

Ensemble Paramirabo and TENMC will bring "Raging Against the Machine" to venues across Canada between February and April 2015 including performances at New Music Edmonton, New Works Calgary, University of Manitoba, Wilfrid Laurier University, Music on Main/Little Chamber Music Series that could in Vancouver, and Open Space Art Society in Victoria.


Steve Reich (b. 1936), Double Sextet (2007)
Louis Andriessen (b. 1939), Workers Union (1975)
Anna Höstman (b. 1972), Fog (2015)**
Patrick Giguère (b. 1987), Le sel de la Terre (2015)*
Brian Harman (b. 1981), Hum (2015)*
* premiere
** Canada Council for the Arts Commission

RATM Performers:

Ensemble Paramirabo
Jeffrey Stonehouse -flutes
François Gagné -clarinets
Geneviève Liboiron -violin
Viviana Gosselin -cello
Gabrielle Gingras -piano
Zachary Hale-percussion

Thin Edge New Music Collective
Cheryl Duvall-piano
Nathan Petitpas-percussion
Anthony Thompson-clarinets
Sarah Yunji Moon-flutes
Amber Walton-Amar-cello
Ilana Waniuk-violin

Little chamber
Music on Main
Array music
Network Calgary
New Music Edmonton
Open Space
Fondation SOCAN