EMUC : Third Edition

The Urban Contemporary Music Squads are back for a third edition, across Quebec

Montreal, September 6, 2022 – First brought to the public by Quasar in the summer of 2020, the Urban Contemporary Music Squads are back again this year with an expanded itinerary. Since the end of August, the musicians of Quasar have been meeting the people of the regions of the Lower St. Lawrence, Quebec City and soon the City of Montreal with impromptu concerts in public spaces.


About the Squads:

Supported by the Council of arts and of letters of Quebec (CALQ), the Squads' aim is to celebrate, share and surprise by presenting a deeply original and exuberant program. Genuinely spontaneous concerts, the squads make new music vibrate right in the heart of the metropolis, and for this third edition, across Quebec! They will be popping up in different neighbourhoods and public spaces, meeting citizens in unexpected places. It's a real journey, a refreshing musical getaway, and a window onto another world.



August 26, 2022 – La Grande Veillée d’été at the Musée Régional de Rimouski

La Grande Veillée d’été is an annual, open house event organized by the Musée Régional de Rimouski. For this, its sixth edition, the museum proposed a "multidisciplinary artistic happening to celebrate the summer; the 50th anniversary of the Museum, and the start of the new school year" with a varied programme including artistic performances, a food bazaar and a DJ.

Quasar participated in this festive event program with three performances by the Squads on the museum grounds.

Photos of the event are here: https://bit.ly/3B8IjqZ


August 28  – ESCALE, La fête des escaliers de Québec (performances in 3 historic stairways), presented by Les radios à roulettes

La fête des escaliers de Québec showcased various historic staircases in Quebec City through guided tours, artistic installations and music performances.

The Quasar Squads were there with three performances inspired by these places of crossing, passage, climbing and ascent.


September 9-11, 2022 – Montreal (Green Lane Days)

The City of Montreal has hundreds of “Green Lanes” and, for the 7th edition of the Green Lane Days, activities have been organized by the citizen committees of the lane ways in order to foster moments of meeting, exchange and celebration. The complete lineup of activities will be unveiled shortly, but Quasar will be fully involved with seven appearances by the Squads in seven alleys across the city!

Friday September 9th

  • 6:30 pm: Ruelle du Jardin

Saturday September 10th

  • 2:00 pm: Ruelle des marmots
  • 4:00 pm: Ruelle des Écuries
  • 6:30 pm: Ruelle aux framboisiers

Sunday September 11th

  • 11:00 am: The lane between 15th  and 16th avenues., and between Rosemont and Dandurand
  • 2:30 pm: Ruelle Casgrain-Saint-Dominique
  • 4:00 pm: Ruelle Les Tournesols

On the program: works by Johann Sebastian Bach, Will Gregory, Jean Derome, Frank Zappa, Steve Reich, Jacob ter Veldhuis, Jérôme Minière & Jean-Marc Bouchard

Details and complete programming info here: https://fb.me/e/3sKbMnGW