Bourgie Hall presents

Architek Percussion: Connective Tissue

This Montreal-based percussion ensemble offers a unique experience that combines contemporary music with musical traditions, video projections and popular culture.

ARCHITEK PERCUSSION creates musical experiences that entertain, captivate, and challenge audiences, often simultaneously. Founded in 2012 by graduates of McGill University, Architek quickly established itself as equally comfortable in performing classic repertoire and exploring new terrain through commissions and premieres. Architek regularly performs in Montreal, having partnered with Codes d’Acces, Innovations en Concert, Le Vivier, Suoni per Il Popolo, the Orchestre Symphonique de Montréal, the Montreal Museum of Fine Art, the Pointe-a-Calliere Museum, and the Centre for Interdisciplinary Research in Music Media and Technology (CIRMMT). In addition, the quartet has performed extensively in the context of the Montreal Arts Council’s CAM En Tournée program, which presents free, accessible arts programming in the city’s 19 boroughs and 15 on-island suburbs.

Architek has toured across Canada multiple times, concertizing and providing outreach activities in conjunction with New Music Edmonton, the Winnipeg New Music Festival, The Cluster Festival of Music and Integrated Art (Winnipeg), Jeunesses Musicales Canada, Debut Atlantic, The University of Toronto New Music Festival, The Music Gallery (Toronto), and the Scotia Festival of Music (Halifax). In 2021, Architek partnered with Suoni Per Il Popolo to present the inaugural UnDrum Festival, a multi-day event showcasing artists dedicated to pushing the frontiers of drum set performance.

Architek has commissioned and/or premiered over 50 works by composers from Canada, France, Iran, Ireland, Israel, Japan, Luxembourg, Norway, Sweden, USA, and the UK. Architek’s diverse repertoire is presented in a manner inspired by the quartet’s belief that given proper context, every audience member should feel welcomed and included through the performance of contemporary art music.

This evening will also be an opportunity to hear new works performed for the first time in public!

Architek Percussion:
Noam Bierstone
Ben Duinker
Alexander Haupt
Ben Reimer
Alessandro Valiante
Video projection: Myriam Boucher

Eliot BRITTON Compression Cycles
Myriam BOUCHER Firmament (World Premiere)
Wojciech KILAR Orawa (arr. Ben Duinker, 2020)
Nicole LIZÉE Folk Noir / Canadiana
John PSATHAS 100 Seconds from Midnight (World Premiere)

Thursday, April 21, 2022 at 7:30pm
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