Quasar presents: Cathédrale-Métal


The saxophone quartet announces the final concert of its Montreal Series.


Montreal, May 9th, 2019 – The Quasar saxophone quartet concludes the triptych of its Montreal Series with a final concert event. With Cathédrale-Métal, Quasar has devised a fusion of musical theatre, musical notation and performative sound installation. Breath, rubbing and layers of digital sound enclose the public within an industrial sanctuary, which they will have to explore through a two-stage journey.


The public, first welcomed high up in the church in an alcove both ethereal and spiritual, will there be invited to discover two works premiered by Quasar in Miami last March. The works, by composers Jacob Sudol and Orlando Garcia, intermix the sounds of saxophones with those of materials such as glass, rock and wind. The public will then be invited to descend into a more massive, heavy and brutal amphitheatre where they will find themselves within Ode au Métal, a premiered work of Sonia Paço-Rocchia. It contrasts large, modified sheets of metal and their reverberations with the quartet's saxophones, all through an electronic musical treatment in real- time.


The concert will be preceded by an 8th Fiery Encounter, at 7:00 pm at the Espace Custeau. These encounters, hosted by Phillipe Leroux, serve to give the new music community a forum for exchange and debate. This encounter will deal with the question, “Multidisciplinarity: collages or actual encounters? Can music find its way?”


June 6th 8:00 pm

Amphitheatre of the Gesù, 1202 rue Bleury, Montreal


Box Office – 12$/20$



Sonia Paço-Rocchia – Ode au métal (2019) – premiere, 35’

for 4 saxophones; large, modified metal sheets and sound treatment in real-time.

Orlando Jacinto Garcia – Multiple views of the same object (2019), 14,5’

Canadian premiere for 4 saxophones and electronics.

Jacob David Sudol – threads of winds… (2019), 15’

Canadian premiere for 4 saxophones and electronics.