The 8th Electro Series takes off!

In the first week of December, our four guest composers arrived in Montreal to begin a week of creating.in residence and for the following five days Myriam Bleau, Gene Coleman, Örjan Sandred and Bertrand Dubedout (here from France!) created and explored the far reaches of electronic music.

FIERY ENCOUNTER X

We are fortunate to be back with our Fiery Encounters! For this 10th edition, we will present a round-table on the question: "Should the concert form be redefined? For whom? Why? How?". The event will take place at the Espace-Custeau of the Gesù, from 3:00 p.m. Admission is free and a drink will be offered to all members of the public.

Animator: Quentin Lauvray

Invited guests: Simon Bertrand, Noam Bierstone, Alexandre David & Sylvie Teste

Winner of the new music creation and dissemination residency program (offered by the Conseil des arts de Montréal and the réseau Accès culture in collaboration with Groupe Le Vivier), Quasar is participating this Fall in a series of creative residencies with the next-generation composer Brice Gatinet.

Ouvrons, tendons et prêtons l’oreille...is a project entirely dedicated to new music with a program constructed around Montreal as a sound object.

Following our call for proposals for eight Canadian commissioned works, we received 115 applications from all across the country. 

The last application was registered  at 2:28 am, just 2 minutes before the closure of the call at 3:00 am !!

We are truly thrilled and honoured to have received all these applications. We want to warmly thank the composers who have submitted projects.

CALL FOR PROPOSALS FOR 8 NEW CANADIAN WORKS

APPLICATION DEADLINE: June 1st, 2017/ Award for the commission: $5,000

Details and online registration

The Electro Series, a biennial event by Quasar fostering exploration, collaboration and the emergence of new ideas

The 21st Century has seen technology come to the forefront of musical invention, as it has in other spheres. Digital processing in conjunction with acoustic instruments has given us a new form of art, here to stay and sure to evolve. With their passion for the music of our times and for sonic exploration, in 2003 Quasar set forth on a new adventure which would result in the inauguration of the Electro Series.