Open Waters Festival presents Noise Knitting

Noise Knitting - "solo" version of Rokkur featuring local Halifax knitters Ann Denny, Susan Sayle, Carla DiGiorgio and Krista Gallant-Mears

Jan 5, 15h / Dalhousie Arts Centre, Macaloney Room, 6101 University ave, Halifax, Nova Scotia

NO HAY BANDA #11: Steven Takasugi + Riot Pousse

Riot Pousse duo (composition, voice, electronics, objects, performance) with Elizabeth Lima;concert also features the Canadian Première of Steven Takasugi's Sideshow for 8 musicians

Feb 4, 20h30 / Sala Rossa 4848 boul. St Laurent, Montréal

Nuit des Solos XI à la Plante

Solo voice and electronics set; with sets by Elyze Venne-Deshaies, reeds+electronics; Nathalie Gélinas, synths+electronics; Jonathan Parant, guitar+electronics etc.; Cabral Jacobs, saxophone; Emily Denison, trumpet; Mike O'Brien, acoustic guitar; Vicky Mettler, electric guitar; organized by Alex Pelchat
Feb 9, 21h / La Plante - please contact the organizer through Facebook for the location:

SMCQ Festival Montreal Nouvelles Musiques: Sandeep Bhagwati's Éphémérides

Soprano soloist, première of Éphémérides by Sandeep Bhagwati, with Marie-Annick Béliveau, mezzo-soprano; Nicholas Isherwood, bass-baritone; Felix Del Tredici, bass trombone; Lori Freedman, bass clarinet; Jacqueline Leclair, oboe; Joseph A. Browne, artificial intelligence device and audio score; Nancy Bussières, light score; Alex Bachmayer and Travis West, body:suit:score

Feb 26, 21h / Agora Hydro-Québec – Cœur des sciences – UQAM, 175, avenue du Président-Kennedy, Montréal


collectif9: La nuit des chevaux volants

Invited soloist, Three Songs for Soprano and Orchestra; Tancas Serradas a Muru Osvaldo Golijov, arranged for string orchestra by Thibeault Bertin-Maghit

March 2, doors 19h30 concert 20h / NOMAD Life, 129 Van Horne, Montréal

Phth chante Phth

Experimental vocal collective concert - Claude Vivier Love Songs, Jennifer Walshe A Folk Song Collection, Gabriel Dharmoo Vaai Irandu, new work by Elizabeth Lima+++
Phth: Sarah Albu, Kathy Kennedy, Elizabeth Lima, Andrea Young, Gabriel Dharmoo, David Cronkite, Vahram Sarkissian
March 13, 20h / Le Vivier, 1200 rue de Bleury, Montréal
March 15, 20h / KW Little Theatre, 9 Princess St. E., Waterloo, Ontario

Festival de Musiques de Création de Jonquière

Vocal soloist, Symon Henry's Prologue au Désert Mauve, with Rémy Bélanger de Beauport, cello; Benoît Fortier, french horn; Émilie Payeur, electronics
May 16 / Jonquière

Debris (première) - Rita Ueda

Role of Alice in the première of Rita Ueda's chamber opera Debris, with the Vancouver Inter-Cultural Orchestra
June 1, 20h / Ucluelet Community Hall, Ucluelet BC
June 5 / VICO Global Soundscape Festival, Vancouver BC

XXX_LIVE_NUDE_GIRLS!!! - Jennifer Walshe

Chamber opera by Jennifer Walshe for two female vocalists, clarinet in A, accordion, trombone, cello, two (barbie) puppeteers, two camera operators and CD
with: Elizabeth Lima, voice; Felix del Tredici, trombone; Lori Freedman, clarinet; Jane Chan, cello; Nick Hyatt, accordion; Daniel Áñez, Geneviève Liboiron, Noam Bierstone, Andrea Young - barbie puppeteers/camera operators; Ruby Kato Attwood - stage direction
In cooperation with No Hay Banda and Innovations en Concert
June 19 20h / La Sala Rossa, 4848 boul. St-Laurent, Montréal


Words and Music

Riot Pousse duo (voice, electronics, objects, performance) with Elizabeth Lima

June 25, 21h / Casa del Popolo 4873 boul. St Laurent, Montréal

Summartónar Festival

Rokkur amplified textile performance with Heðin Ziska Davidsen (guitar, electronics modular synths), Reuben Fenemore (clarinet, flute, shinobue, shakuhachi, electronics) and Anders Hjuler (live art) AND Space Invaders.

August 18, 20h / Reinsariid, Tórshavn, Faroe Islands


Korvat Auki Ensemble

Guest artist with the Korvat Auki Ensemble. Works by James O'Callaghan, Éric Normand, +++

August 22, 20h / Forum Box, Ruoholahdenranta 3a, 00180 Helsinki, Finland

Tampering Festival

Performance in opening concert.

August 23, 21h / Tampere, Finland

Tampering Festival

Solo recital including participatory work FUTUREMOVES; new piece by James O'Callaghan +++

August 26, 14h / Tampere, Finland

Suoni per il Popolo Festival presents Dubi and the Peacocks: A Psychedelic Audio Fantasy by Will Eizlini

With Will Eizlini and l'Ensemble Eta Kooram Nah Smech.

June 11, 20h / La Sala Rossa, 4848 boul. St-Laurent, Montréal


Four Lands

With Jumblies Theatre and Continuum Contemporary Music.

Soloist and choral leader, works by Juliet Palmer and Jason Doell.

June 3, 19h30 / Evergreen BrickWorks, Toronto

FIMAV presents 8 Songs about Symphony # 7

Large ensemble work by Tim Brady, with Vincent Ranallo, baritone and Tim Brady Grand Ensemble.

May 21, 15h / Colisée Desjardins, Victoriaville, Québec


warm noise: duo with Ieva Pranevičiūtė

with Ieva Pranevičiūtė, french horn and electronics.

May 4, 20h / Anarkía listasalur, Hamraborg 3, 200 Kópavogskaupstaður, Iceland


warm noise: duo with Ieva Pranevičiūtė

with Ieva Pranevičiūtė, french horn and electronics.

March 15, 20h / Kulturhuset, Youngstorget 3, Oslo, Norway


Borealis Festival


March 10, 00h / Bergen Kunsthalle, Rasmus Meyers allé 5, Bergen, Norway


Ephemère Series


February 9, 20h / Studio Loos, Den Haag, The Netherlands


La dernière nuit du roi fou

Guest soloist, works by Stacey Brown, Georges Aperghis and Sir Peter Maxwell Davies.

With Vincent Ranallo, baritone and Ensemble Paramirabo.

May 13, 20h / Cabaret le Lion d'Or, 1676 rue Ontario est, Montréal


mardi spaghetti

Free improvisation trio with Elizabeth Lima, voice/clarinet and Felix del Tredici, voice/bass trombone.

Second set Scott Thompson, trombone, Nicolas Caloia, bass and Émilie Mouchous, electronics.

May 3, 21h30 / Le Cagibi, 5490 boul. St-Laurent, Montréal


Codes D'Accès présente turf #1

Solo show investigating the relationship of voice and landscape, with works created by/in collaboration with Elyze Venne-Deshaies, Patrick Saint-Denis, Rita Ueda, Philippe Battikha and Nick Hyatt.

Stage design/direction by Ruby Kato Attwood.

April 30, 20h / Studio 303 372 Ste-Catherine Ouest (Édifice Belgo), 3rd floor, studio #303, Montreal


Howl! - concert bénéfice for Missing Justice!

Quartet performance with Will Eizlini, Sarah Pagé and Jonah Fortune. With Beatrice Deer.

April 19, 20h30 / Howl! arts festival Casa del Popolo 4873 boul. St Laurent, Montréal

Espace Cercle Carré présente Altra Voce

With Jeffrey Stonehouse, flute, and James O'Callaghan, electronics.

April 8, 20h / Espace Cercle Carré, 36 rue Queen, Montréal


Ghost River Theatre's TOMORROW'S CHILD Limited engagement run

Associate sound design/composition/contribution of vocal samples for audio-only live theatrical adaptation of Ray Bradbury's Tomorrow's Child, produced by Ghost River Theatre.

With Matthew Waddell, Jesse Osborne-Lanthier, Eric Rose, David Van Belle, Evan Medd, Emily Promise-Allison, Tyler Crews, Anna Cummer.

April 6-9 / West Village Theatre, 2007 10 Ave SW, Calgary AB


ensemble vocal ina with Architek Percussion

Works for six treble voices and percussion quartet.

April 4, 20h / La Sala Rossa, 4848 boul. St-Laurent, Montréal


Words & Music

With Kathy Kennedy vocal ensemble + voice/electronics with Will Eizlini and Ian Ferrier

Feb 21, 20h / Casa del Popolo, 4873 boul. St-Laurent, Montréal


HOME - A benefit concert for St. Matthias Refugee Support Fund

Works by Isaiah Ceccarelli, Aura Giles, Marie-Claire Saindon, Giacinto Scelsi, Joan Baez, etc.

With guests ensemble vocal ina.

Feb 19, 19h30 / Saint Matthias Anglican Church, 131 chemin Côte-St-Antoine (angle Metcalfe), Westmount QC

Ghost River Theatre's TOMORROW'S CHILD at High Performance Rodeo Festival

Associate sound design/composition/contribution of vocal samples for audio-only live theatrical adaptation of Ray Bradbury's Tomorrow's Child, produced by Ghost River Theatre.

With Matthew Waddell, Jesse Osborne-Lanthier, Eric Rose, David Van Belle, Evan Medd, Emily Promise-Allison, Tyler Crews, Anna Cummer.

January 12-17 / Vertigo Theatre Centre, 161, 115-9 Avenue SE, Calgary, Alberta, Canada


Canadian New Music Network FORUM

Performative dialogue/presentation with Ruby Kato Attwood:

Feminism, interdisciplinarity and the voice in new music performance.

January 15, 12h00 / Friemann Hall, University of Ottawa, 610 Cumberland Street, Ottawa, Ontario


Songs and Niaseries

Works for vocal trio by Purcell, Bach, Delibes, Spice Girls, Stone Temple Pilots and more; free improvisations.

With Gabriel Dharmoo and Elizabeth Lima.

January 12, 20h30 / Espace Cercle Carré, 36 rue Queen, Montréal


Innovations en Concert présente: Hommage à Gavin Bryars

Works by Gavin Bryars and Isak Goldschneider.

December 7, 20h / La Sala Rossa, 4848 boul. St. Laurent, Montréal


Pierrot Lunaire

Guest soloist, Arnold Schoenberg's Pierrot Lunaire (excerpts) with McGill Chamber Music Ensemble.

December 4, 19h / McGill University, Redpath Hall - 3461 rue McTavish, Montréal

Sunday with The Sarahs in NDG

Solo loop/drone set, with Sarah Pearson.

November 22, 16h00 / Café 92, 6703 rue Sherbrooke Ouest, Montréal

Saint Matthias Choir - Requiem Concert

Requiem by Maurice Duruflé, works by W.A. Mozart and Tarik O'Regan.

With the Choir of Saint Matthias (dir. John Wiens) and Ariadne Ensemble (dir. Chad Heltzel).

November 1, 19h00 / Saint Matthias Anglican Church, 10 Church Hill Ave, Westmount QC


Crow and Nightingale - Musical Explorations of Darkness and Light

Solo, duo and chamber music by Dušan Bogdanović, John Dowland, Sally Norris, Albert Roussel and more.

With Liselyn Adams, flute, Tariq Harb, guitar and Serge Agoshkov, bass.

October 24, 20h / Concordia University - Oscar Peterson Concert Hall, 7141 Sherbrooke Ouest, Montréal


Festival de Arte y Ópera Contemporánea (FOCO) - Experimental Voices

Works by Philippe Leroux, Georges Aperghis, Luke Nickel, Gayle Young.

Teatro José Rubén Romero, Morelia, Mexico / August 29, 17h


ensemble vocal ina

Selected repertoire

Les Brunchs Musicaux du Vieux-Montréal

Place Jacques-Cartier, Montréal / August 22nd, 11-13h

ensemble vocal ina

Selected repertoire

Les Brunchs Musicaux du Vieux-Montréal

Place Jacques-Cartier, Montréal / July 4, 11-13h

Mannes Institute and Festival for Contemporary Performance

Works by Georges Aperghis, Philippe Leroux and James O'Callaghan

With Jeffrey Stonehouse, flute and James O'Callaghan, electronics

The New School, New York / June 20 + 21, 20h

Cercle Carré présente: Altra Voce

Gallery concert of works for voice, flute and electronics by Luciano Berio, Beat Furrer, Harry Freedman, James O'Callaghan, Kate Soper.

With Jeffrey Stonehouse, flute, and James O'Callaghan, electronics.

Espace Cercle Carré, Montréal / June 14 / 20h

ensemble vocal ina: roots + pebbles / racines + pierres

Traditional songs from Bulgaria, Corsica, France, Spain, Estonia and Canada, new works and arrangements by Marie-Claire Saindon, Amelia McMahon, Sarah Albu, Isaiah Ceccarelli.

Espace Cercle Carré, Montréal / June 2, 20h


Audio-robotic performance of sway array with Patrick Saint-Denis.

Studio 303, Montréal / June 1, 14h


Stockhausen's Stimmung with l'ensemble partiel

Presented by Innovations en Concert.

La Vitrola, Montréal / May 24, 20h


Bradyworks presents Frankenstein: L'opéra courtepointe

World premiere of an 80-minute chamber opera for electric guitar, solo voice, electronics and video in 12 tableaux

With: Marc Olivier Lamontagne, electric guitar and Julien-Robert Legault Salvail, video/electronics

Composers: Gabriel Dufour-Laperrière, James O'Callaghan, Patrick Giguère, Brice Gatinet, Will Eizlini,

Émile Girard-Charest, Chris Goddard, Michaël Larocque, Gabriel Ledoux, Julien-Robert Legault Salvail,

Cléo Palacio-Quintin, Marie-Claire Saindon

Chapelle Historique du Bon-Pasteur, Montréal / May 6


Bozzini Quartet Performer's Kitchen

Le Gesù, Montréal / April 23, 18h30


Ottawa New Music Creators Double Feature Series

Recital of solo and duo works with Jen McLachlen, flute and electronics.

Music by Philippe Leroux, Aura Giles, Mason Koenig, Luciano Berio, Sundar Subramanian, Kate Soper,

Dai Fujikura, Kaija Saariaho, Kai-Young Chan, Jen McLachlen.

The Kildare Room, St. Brigid's Centre for the Arts, Ottawa, ON / April 10


SMCQ Montréal Nouvelles Musiques: sway array

Audio-robotic performance with Patrick Saint-Denis.

Festival MNM, Montréal / March 4, 22h

Stop Making Sense/The Holy Mountain

Original music for mixed ensemble (Eta Kooram Nah Smech!) by Will Eizlini,

to accompany screening of Alejandro Jodorowsky's film The Holy Mountain.

Montréal en Lumière Nuit Blanche/Festival du nouveau cinéma

Nomad Nation, 129 ave Van Horne, Montréal / February 28, 20h


SMCQ Montréal Nouvelles Musiques: Les Papes hurlants

Immersive choral performance with Ensemble Mruta Mertsi, dir André Pappathomas

Complexe Desjardins, Festival MNM, Montréal / February 28, 23h


The Banff Centre Presents: Musical Encounter Series

Works for solo voice by Aperghis and Leroux

Rolston Recital Hall, The Banff Centre for the Arts / February 22, 19h30

Banff Centre for the Arts Winter Residency with Marc-Olivier Lamontagne, electric guitar

Preparation for the performance of Frankenstein: A Patchwork Opera/L'opéra courtepointe.

Banff, AB / February 8-22


SMCQ Montréal Nouvelles Musiques Press Conference

excerpt of sway array with Patrick Saint-Denis

Montréal / January 27, 13h30


Le Vivier journée portes ouvertes / Innovations en Concert

voix seule: Georges Aperghis Recitations (extraits) + Philippe Leroux Ma belle, si tu voulais...

Gesù, 1200, rue de Bleury, métro Place-des-Arts / January 25, 14h30


ensemble vocal ina

Works by Gayle Young, Kathy Kennedy, Rita Ueda, Nick Lavigne, R. Murray Schafer + more.

Sonic installation Song Forest in collaboration with Paul Scriver.

Unitarian Church of Montreal / January 17, 7:30pm



Audio-Robotic Creation Residency for sway array with composer/media artist Patrick Saint-Denis

Studio 303, Montréal QC / December 20-January 4

Miss Fortune's Portmanteau

An immersive opera-environment exploring the lives of women in Victorian Halifax.

Stage and artistic direction by Janice Jackson, music and audio by Lukas Pearse.

Vocalypse Productions / Halifax, Nova Scotia / November 19-30, 8pm

Innovations en Concert presents Ensemble Paramirabo: Lost and Found in Translation

guest artist/soloist - Première of Check ça-icite by Nick Hyatt

Centre Culturel Georges Vanier, Montréal / October 31


Audio-robotic cabaret performance by the new media performance tandem Rusty Paillette.

Festival Phénomena / Casa del Popolo, Montréal / October 22

Café Concret Petit Banquet

Solo performance of ''little things''

Festival Phénomena / Casa del Popolo, Montréal / October 19

Jane Austen Society of North America Conference

Soprano soloist, choral mass.

St. George's Anglican Church, Montreal / October 12

Susanna Fair

Site-specific performance with ensemble vocal ina.

Underpass at Clark and Van Horne, Montréal / October 6

Bozzini Quartet Performer's Kitchen

Workshop and concert featuring the music of Jürg Frey.

Maison des Jeunesses musicales du Canada, Montréal / October 3

Opera from Scratch

World première of Shuying Li's mini-opera Who Married Star Husbands.

Saint Matthew's United Church, Halifax / August 24

duo Prometheus

House concert with Marc-Olivier Lamontagne, guitar and pedals.

Traditional songs, Dowland, improvisations.

Montréal / July 28

Espaces Sonores Illimités: Étangs-du-C-h-œur

Soloist, site-specific choral work by Alain Lalonde.

Jardin Botanique de Montréal / July 20

The Crazies

Performance of Miss Donnithorne's Maggot by Sir Peter Maxwell Davies with Ensemble Paramirabo.

Cabaret Lion d'Or, Montréal / May 21, 20h