Ensemble Paramirabo

Ensemble Paramirabo

Raging Against the Machine

Thursday, February 19th, 2015
Co-presented with The Music Gallery:
Doors: 7:30pm* | Concert: 8pm
The Music Gallery, 197 John St.
Toronto, Ontario


At the door:

$20 regular
$15 music gallery member, senior, student, arts worker

Online in Advance through Be-Mused:

$18 regular
$13 music gallery member, senior, student, arts worker(QC)
poster Raging Against the Machine

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.

* Come early for a free pre-concert interview with Mike Tanner at 6m and stay for the show!


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)*
*world 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

Raging Against the Machine is co-presented with The Music Gallery and with generous support from the Toronto Arts Council, the SOCAN foundation, the Ontario Arts Council,the Conseil des arts et lettres du Québec and the Canada Council for the Arts.