Quelque part, mon jardin // My backyard, somewhere

© Danylö Böbyk
Commission vidéo
1h30 | 2018

For the first time in concert, collectif9 and Architek Percussion come together to present a special collaboration and multimedia premiere of music for amplified strings and percussion, video, and words… spoken, sung, and pre-recorded. My Backyard, Somewhere is a reflection of our malleable sense of belonging in a vast country, exploring boundaries, location, and sense of belonging of people: our displaced sense of home, travelling to and from places that have home-like meaning to us, and the elements of communication (interpretation and misinterpretation) between people and places.

Réuni pour la première fois sur scène, collectif9 et Architek Percussion présentent un spectacle multidisciplinaire qui combine nouvelle musique pour cordes amplifiées et percussion, poésie contemporaine, multimédia, et vidéo. Quelque part, mon jardin est une réflexion sur les multiples facettes de nos connexions à un lieu ou à une communauté. Cette création explore les concepts de frontières, de lieu et de sentiment d’appartenance : notre sens malléable du chez-soi, nos voyages de et vers ces endroits où nous revenons toujours, ainsi que les éléments de communication entre les personnes et les lieux.

Montreal’s cutting-edge classical string band collectif9 has been gathering steam since its 2011 debut, attracting diverse audiences in varied spaces. Known for energized, innovative arrangements of classical repertoire, collectif9 employs lights, staging, and amplification more commonly seen at rock acts, and heralds a new age in genre-bending classical performance. The ensemble’s debut album Volksmobiles was released in 2016 and collectif9 has already performed over 80 concerts across North America, Europe, and Asia. From outdoor concerts at Canadian summer festivals to winter tours in the north, to Christmas-time in China, the ensemble combines the power of an orchestra with the crispness of a chamber ensemble.

Architek Percussion
Architek Percussion is a Montreal-based quartet specializing in the performance of experimental, minimalist, multi-disciplinary, crossover, and electroacoustic chamber music. Founded in 2012, the quartet has quickly established itself as a dynamic force in Canada’s vibrant new music community; equally comfortable in performing classic repertoire and exploring new terrain through commissions and premieres. Architek has commissioned and/or premiered over 40 works by composers from more than 10 countries. Architek’s diverse regular repertoire is at once engaging and challenging for audiences, and is presented in a manner inspired by the quartet’s belief that given proper context, no audience member should feel alienated by the nature of performance of contemporary art music.

Texte : Kaie Kellough
Musique : Derek Charke, Luna Pearl Woolf, Bret Higgins, Eliot Britton et Nicole Lizée
Vidéo (conception et performance en direct) : Myriam Boucher
Éclairage et scénographie : Martin Sirois
Illustrations : Melissa Di Menna, Julien Bakvis

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