November 29, 2022 West End Cultural Centre, 7:30 PM
GS4: Duo d’Entre-Deux & Myriam Boucher
Formed in Paris in 2011, Duo d’Entre-Deux features Nick Zoulek (USA) and Tommy Davis (Canada) as saxophonists and interdisciplinary artists whose work spans performance, composition, multimedia art and beyond. Known for pushing the physical and aesthetic limits of the saxophone and related instruments, the Duo offers a unique blend of improvisation, handheld electronics, and acrobatic performance techniques. GroundSwell is also pleased to present Montreal VJ artist Myriam Boucher, who will perform live video with the Duo.
The Winnipeg show will present a diverse array of recently commissioned works by international and Canadian composers, including Alissa Cheung, Stephanie Orlando and Gordon Fitzell, as well as an emerging Manitoba composer.
The Duo has developed a broad portfolio of artistic endeavours, including full-length choreographed performances with Wild Space Dance Company at Brooklyn’s Roulette Theatre and Milwaukee’s Mitchell Park Horticultural Domes, multimedia performances at the Society of Composers Inc. National Conference, evening-length improvised performances with Montreal’s Codes d’accès, and recitals at the World Saxophone Congress in Strasbourg. Over the years, the duo has fostered relationships with esteemed composers such as Christian Lauba and Mikel Kuehn, and commissioned works from the likes of Robert Lemay and Etienne Rolin.
The Duo is currently developing their multimedia project HOMEXHOME. Generously supported by the Canada Council for the Arts, the project is an ongoing collective expression blending the Duo’s skills as saxophonists, composers, videographers and audio engineers. The Duo also continues their Reverberant House program, an evening-length experience of saxophonic improvisation. In addition, the Duo is deeply committed to musical education, regularly performing outreach programs for young musicians and masterclasses for emerging professionals.
Curator: Gordon Fitzell