ensemble1534: Le Marteau sans maître

Monday, January 14, 2013
Event Title: ensemble1534: Le Marteau sans maître


Gilles Tremblay, …le sifflement des vents porteurs de l’amour
Rolf Wallin, Stonewave
Gilles Tremblay, Le signe du lion
Pierre Boulez, Le Marteau sans maître


January 13th, 2013, 8:00 PM


Array Studio
155 Walnut Street
Toronto, ON


$25 adult | $20 senior, member, arts worker | $10 student


Canadian composer Gilles Tremblay has traveled an exemplary route. His contribution to contemporary music is remarkable, distinguished as it is by an exceptional open-mindedness and a keen awareness of the very nature of sound.

Acclaimed for its richness of sound and aesthetics, Tremblay’s music has earned an international reputation and strongly influenced the development of music and contemporary art in Canada. ensemble1534 presents two of the composer’s most original works, Le signe du lion and …le sifflement des vents porteurs de l’amour.

Norwegian composer and avant-garde performance artist Rolf Wallin has established a reputation as one of the leading Scandinavian composers of his generation. His works continue to receive international acclaim and are regularly performed both in Norway and abroad – most notably the tour de force percussion work Stonewave, which received the Best Work Award at the 1992 ISCM World Music Days in Warsaw.

Under the direction of conductor and Artistic Director Bill Linwood, ensemble1534’s inaugural concert comes to a close with a performance of Pierre Boulez’s Le Marteau sans maître, one of the great works of the twentieth century. Based on the poetry of René Char, Le Marteau sans maître is scored for mezzo-soprano, alto flute, viola, guitar and three percussionists. For this event, ensemble1534 is pleased to welcome Canadian mezzo-soprano Patricia Green, an admired interpreter of contemporary music both in Canada and abroad.

This concert is possible through the generous support of Canada Council for the Arts and National Arts Centre.