07.2018 | Summer Tour with Constantinople

Summer 2018 is filled with a great deal of traveling for concerts with various incarnations of the ensemble Constantinople. On July 10th, we performed ‘Dalla Porta D’Oriente’ in the beautiful city of St-Gallen, Switzerland, with tenor Marco Beasley. Upcoming are   More…

04.2018 | Directions ✧ New Album, Videos with Thomas Carbou Trio

I am excited to be touring in Québec this month with Thomas Carbou and Erik Hove to launch Thomas’ latest trio album, ‘Directions’. The music is a blend of guitar, sax, percussion, loops and electronic sounds, improvisation and global influences.   More…

03.2018 | WOMAD Wrap-Up

  The trip with Constantinople and Ablaye Cissoko to Adelaide, Australia and New Plymouth, New Zealand for WOMAD was a great success. After a concert in Toulouse, we flew east for the first stop at WOMADelaide 2018. Quite a thrill   More…

02.2018 | WOMAD Down Under!

Very excited to be packing and planning for next week’s tour with Constantinople and Ablaye Cissoko … in Australia and New Zealand! It’s my first trip down under. And it’s for WOMADdelaide and WOMAD New Zealand (in New Plymouth), which is   More…

12.2017 | End of 2017 Wrap: Video, Review & Photo

The end of 2017 is nigh and it has been a busy season… New Video | Back in October 2017, Constantinople premiered a new collaboration with stellar clarinetist/ composer Kinan Azmeh, originally from Syria, now in New York. It was   More…

Upcoming Events

17.08.2018 | 7:00pm La Nef & Les Charbonniers de l’Enfer ❂ Fête des Chants de Marins, Saint-Jean-Port-Joli

‘La Traverse Miraculeuse’, in concert with ensemble La Nef and the fabulous vocal group Les Charbonniers de l’Enfer, at the Fête des Chants de Marins, Saint-Jean-Port-Joli, Québec.

19.08.2018 | 8:00pm Carte Blanche, Constantinople ◦ Festival Ahuntsic en fugue, Montréal, QC

In concert August 19 & 20 with Constantinople for the Festival Ahuntsic en fugue, Montréal, QC.

20.08.2018 | 8:00pm Carte Blanche, Constantinople ◦ Festival Ahuntsic en fugue, Montréal, QC

In concert August 19 & 20 with Constantinople for the Festival Ahuntsic en fugue, Montréal, QC.

21.08.2018 | 5:00pm Thomas Carbou Trio, Directions ✧ Musée Borealis, Trois-Rivières, QC

Music from the new album ‘Directions’, live in concert, with Thomas Carbou and Erik Hove, at the Musée Borealis, Trois-Rivières, Québec.

06.09.2018 | 8:30pm RYTHMOPOLIS

RYTHMOPOLIS is a new large-scale immersive event that brings together percussion, acrobatics, dance and new technology. The world premiere will take place on September 6, 7, and 8th on the Place des Festivals in the Quartier des spectacles. Fans of music, rhythm and technology, young, and the young at heart, will be able to enjoy this free outdoor show presented all three evenings at 8:30pm, as well as a program of accompanying activities throughout the event.

A SIXTRUM percussion ensemble creation, this avant-garde production will immerse the public in the heart of the rhythms of the city as they travel through eight tableaux imagined by eight renowned contemporary music composers. Note the participation of the illustrious Tim Brady, Julien-Robert and Julien Compagne (Video Phase),  Jean-François Laporte, Pierre Michaud, Sylvain Pohu, Pierre Olivier Roy, Michel Smith and Jean Piché.  On stage, the six virtuosic percussionists of SIXTRUM  will be joined by another 30 extraordinary musicians. Other participating ensembles include Architek Percussion, EP4, TorQ and Ensemble Karel. While the audience is transported by the vibrations of the musical works, the Place des Festivals will be inundated by the play of fountains modulated by the rhythms of the music, the movement of instruments surrounding the spectators, and virtual reality interconnected with projections that respond to the movements of musicians, dancers and acrobats.

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