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Collectif9

Volksmobiles

Friday, November 4, 2016 at 7:30pm

 

Montreal-based nine-piece string ensemble, Collectif9 presents classical music as you’ve never seen before.

After over 50 performances through Ontario, New Brunswick, and China, including an extensive tour throughout Quebec, the band will premiere in Los Angeles, at TRK.

A nine-piece string ensemble, Collectif9 presents classical music with rock-style charisma, combining boldness and the highest of musical standards with amplification and lighting. Bringing classical music to pop-culture audiences in diverse spaces, the group encourages interaction, facilitating dialogue with their listeners.

In their show Volksmobiles, Collectif9 delivers an uncompromising selection of short pieces, often folk-inspired. From Gagnon to Golijov, passing though Brahms and Schnittke, the repertoire of the group is integral to its identity. Between bursts of energy and dreamlike states, many of the presented pieces are original arrangements, and have rarely been played on the same program. The result? The music of Collectif9 reveals the unexpected.

 

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