Concert presented as part of the Festival of the Faculty of Music of the Université de Montréal.
Fusion Point is that point of equilibrium between two states, liquid and solid, that starting point of all possibilities. Evergreen Club Contemporary Gamelan and Sixtrum, the ensemble resident at the Faculty of Music of the University of Montreal, join forces for the first time to search for this point of fusion, between Indonesian gamelan instruments and classical percussion instruments, between sounds from metal, wood and skins. This spectacular concert features 14 seasoned musicians, 14 alchemists in search of an unprecedented sonic fusion to create the new works commissioned for this project from Mark Duggan (orchestration of a work by Alain Thibault), Chris Paul Harman, Melissa Hui and Alithéa Ripoll.
The program will be performed in three concerts in Montreal and Toronto.
Salle Claude-Champagne, UdM (Montréal)
Music Gallery (Toronto)
Opening by the Percussion section of the Université de Montréal (artistic director Julien Grégoire).
Bruce Mather | For Amie Watson (2006)
Akika Nishimura | Kétiak (1979)
Melissa Hui | Retak (creation 2021)
Alithéa Ripoll | Kālī (creation 2021)
Chris Paul Harman | When time turns around (creation 2021)
Mark Duggan | La machinerie de l’angoisse (creation 2021), orch. of Alain Thibault’s L’angoisse des machines (1989)
Lou Harrison | Ibu Trish (1987), arr. ECCG, with Wisnu Wicaksono (danse) (2021) – In Toronto only
EVERGREEN CLUB CONTEMPORARY GAMELAN
Blair Mackay (artistic director)
Andrew Timar (suling)
Wisnu Wicaksono (dancer)