At Productions Totem Contemporain everything is new! New musical instruments, new ideas and above all, new sounds and musical works, everything is new. You will not hear any JS Bach or even Frank Zappa at Totem’s events, only new works for new musical instruments making new sounds.
Since our foundation in 2003, we have been busy creating art and events with the musical instruments invented by Jean-François Laporte in our home town of Montreal but also all around the world, from Asia to Europe, passing through South America and Africa, collecting awards and recognition along the way, like Opus awards for Creation of the year (for our Tribal work) or for Instrument inventor of the year from Conseil québécois de la musique.
We achieve all this with the work of a small dedicated team beginning with our “Grand Totem” himself Jean-François Laporte with his supporters Benjamin Thigpen, Marie-Chantal Leclair, Ida Toninato, Marie-Christine Parent and Clément Topping along with many outside consultants taking on special tasks, all this directed by an active board of directors led by France Malouin.
So scroll and click around and find out what Totem is all about: concert and events series, Totem streams and Espace Totem. Have a look at our video and our audio archives and come see us in performance!