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2014-2015 SEASON

2014-2015 Season Curious, remarkable, and profound, GroundSwell’s 2014-15 season brings you heightened experiences, unique sound

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2014-2015

Virtuous Monsters

Montreal supergroupe Ensemble Transmission opens our 2014-15 season with a flourish of French music from Québec and France including bold works by Claude Vivier, André Ristic and 20th-Century titans Pierre Boulez and Tristan Murail. Described as “a motley crew of six incredible performers… 2 blowers (flute/clarinet), 2 bowers (violin/cello), and 2 bangers (percussion/piano)”, Transmission will astound you with their fierce energy and creativity.

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2014-2015

DEVOTION

Devotion 2014-2015 Monday, October 27, 2014, 8pmCentre culturel franco-manitobain340 Provencher Blvd. Fusing the borders between

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2014-2015

Timber Timbre

Montreal supergroupe Ensemble Transmission opens our 2014-15 season with a flourish of French music from Québec and France including bold works by Claude Vivier, André Ristic and 20th-Century titans Pierre Boulez and Tristan Murail. Described as “a motley crew of six incredible performers… 2 blowers (flute/clarinet), 2 bowers (violin/cello), and 2 bangers (percussion/piano)”, Transmission will astound you with their fierce energy and creativity.

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Örjan Sandred

Örjan Sandred is a composer of both instrumental and computer music. His instrumental works reach from music for Symphony Orchestra to solo instruments. Several of his later compositions show an increased interest for expanding the expressitivity of acoustic instruments with live electronics, for example “Ice Fog” for saxophone, piano and live electronics and “Cracks and Corrosion II” for guitar and live electronics. He has also composed music for the Yamaha WX5 Wind Controller as well as music for tape alone.

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Jim Hiscott

Jim Hiscott was born in 1948 in St. Catharines, Ontario. In 1971, after earning a Master’s Degree in Theoretical Particle Physics, he switched to music composition, studying with Samuel Dolin at the Royal Conservatory of Music and David Lidov and Richard Teitelbaum at York University. He is the recipient of the Creative Arts Award of the Canadian Federation of University Women. His compositions have been performed across North America, in Europe and Asia by many artists including the Hilliard Ensemble, the St. Lawrence String Quartet, the Winnipeg Symphony Orchestra, the Montreal Symphony Orchestra, the Vancouver New Music Society ensemble, Rivka Golani, Arraymusic, and Philadelphia’s Relâche.

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Michael Matthews

Inspired by the worlds of nature and literature, Michael Matthews creates music that compels the listener to step beyond the everyday to dwell for a while in images of paradox, to consider the ever-changing tapestry of life. Matthews has a deep love for the contemporary symphonic tradition and has established himself as a master of large-scale musical structures, motivic relationships and organic wholeness, all of which lie at the core of symphonic thought. The symphony is, for Matthews, both a vital form and a special challenge that allows for musical ideas to be carried between movements. Compositional influences include Beethoven, Mahler, Schoenberg, Shostakovich, Schnittke and, more recently, Scandinavian composers Pettersson and Aho.

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