Concert Totem - Cairn : The art of reinvention

Ensemble Cairn / Productions Totem Contemporain

PTC joins Ensemble Cairn to perform three works by composers chosen for the originality of their approach. This unusual instrumentarium - two Babel Tables and a Siren Organ - responds to the classical instruments in an unprecedented junction between raw materials and sound materials. The result is a delightful performance in which the vitality of the colors and the plasticity of the sound bring out unexpected sonic perspectives. As a prelude, the three performers of Totem propose an improvisation to let the Totem instruments be heard in their natural state.

This concert takes place as part of the Montreal / New Music Festival on Thursday, February 24, 2023, 9:00 pm at the BlackBox of the Faculty of Fine Arts of Concordia University - EV Building - Concordia University.

- Close Encounter of the second kindJesper Nordin - 2022
- Improvisation par
Jean-François Laporte, Émilie Girard-Charest et Francis Leduc - 2023
- Limaille, Émilie Girard Charest - 2022
- I.M.O.R.F. (Impetus Machine Overflow Rush Fallout), 
Samuel Sighicelli - 2022

This concert, for the Montreal/New Music Festival, will be the Canadian premiere of this unique collaboration.


Ensemble Cairn : 

Christelle Séry : guitare électrique 

Sylvain Lemêtre : percussions 

Ayumi Mori : clarinette 

 Productions Totem Contemporain : 

Jean-François Laporte : Babel Table

Emilie Girard-Charest : Babel Table

Francis Leduc : Siren Organ

Max Bruckert : Sound engineer

Totem-Cairn project is an international co-production between Ensemble Cairn(FR), Productions Totem Contemporain, the Grame of Lyon and the SMCQ from Monteal.




Concert Totem - Cairn : The art of reinvention



Black Box de la Faculté des Beaux-Arts de l'Université Concordia