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Totem Électroacoustique contest 2nd edition

Friday, September 15, 2023 - 22:40

We're delighted to announce the launch of the second edition of the Totem Électroacoustique contest.

video du mois de septembre 2023 : Rituel

Friday, September 15, 2023 - 22:35

The video of the month is "Rituel", a classic work from the Totem repertoire composed and performed by our artistic director Jean-François Laporte.

Official release of the album Totem Électroacoustique Contest Vol.1

Friday, September 15, 2023 - 22:26

Following our first edition of the Totem Électroacoustique contest, we are delighted to present the album Totem Électroacoustique Contest Vol.1, released under the Montreal-based label Kohlenstoff.

Video of the month of August 2023 : Electric Air-Jam

Thursday, September 14, 2023 - 23:44

This month's video features Zack Settel's fascinating creation for Pipe : Electric Air-Jam.

Album launch : Totem Électroacoustique contest #1

Thursday, September 14, 2023 - 23:31

It is with great pleasure that we announce the release, on July 28, 2023, of the digital album : Totem Électroacoustique contest #1.

Video of the month of July 2023 : Vintage

Thursday, September 14, 2023 - 23:26

The video of the month is composer Gordon Williamson's captivating work for Babel Table : Vintage.

Recording of Onze super (petits) totems

Thursday, September 14, 2023 - 23:17

Our season ended on a high note with the recording of the spectacular work "Onze super (petits) totems" by composer Jean Derome.

European tour May 2023

Monday, May 15, 2023 - 09:33

Our artistic director and performer Jean-François Laporte is currently on tour in Europe and we are pleased to share some concert reports!

Vidéo du mois de mai 2023 : Quicksand

Monday, May 15, 2023 - 09:17

The video of the month is the mesmerizing creation for Bol by the talented composer Savannah Agger : Quicksand.

PTC takes off for Europe

Saturday, April 15, 2023 - 16:16

PTC will embark on a tour in Europe from May 1 to May 22, 2023 to play unique concerts and make artistic encounters.

Video of the month of April 2023 : Cigales

Saturday, April 15, 2023 - 16:10

The video of the month is the fascinating creation of composer Émilie Girard-Charest for Babel Table : Cigales.

Video of the month of March 2023 : Close Encounter

Wednesday, March 15, 2023 - 15:48

The video of the month is composer Jesper Nordin's captivating creation for Bol and tape : Close Encounter.

A look back at the MNM concerts!

Wednesday, March 15, 2023 - 15:28

For the 20th anniversary of Totem we presented in February and early March a series of concerts as well as an installation during the Montreal/New Music Festival (MNM). We had some magical moments and here is a look back at our various events!

Les chants de l'inaudibles installation is on!

Wednesday, March 1, 2023 - 15:06

This sound installation seek to present the multiple manifestations of air through processes of sound vibration.

Totem Électroacoustique contest winners!

Wednesday, March 1, 2023 - 14:57

First of all, we would like to thank everyone who followed and participated in the contest. This first edition was a great challenge for the whole team and we are happy to have seen so much enthusiasm from both the jury and the participants!

Video of the month of February 2023 : Bestiaire à hauteur d'oreille

Wednesday, February 15, 2023 - 12:09

The video of the month is Stéphane Roy's fascinating work for Babel Table and tape : Bestiaire à hauteur d'oreille.

Finalists of the first Totem Électroacoustique contest

Wednesday, February 15, 2023 - 12:04

We are pleased to announce that we have now reached the final phase of the contest.

Les chants de l’inaudible

Wednesday, February 15, 2023 - 12:02

To mark the 20th anniversary of PTC, our artistic director Jean-François Laporte has designed a new visual and sound installation: Les chants de l'inaudible.

Exploratory - Siren Organ version by Phill Niblock

Wednesday, February 15, 2023 - 11:56

The piece Exploratory - Siren Organ version by composer Phill Niblock will be presented in collaboration with the Groupe de recherche sur la médiatisation du son (GRMS) during the concert La Grande Nuit GRMS as part of the Montreal/New Music Festival (MNM).

Concert Totem - Cairn : L'art de se réinventer

Wednesday, February 15, 2023 - 11:40

The Totem-Trio ( Jean-François LaporteÉmilie Girard-Charest and Francis Leduc) joins 3 member of Ensemble Cairn to perform four works by composers chosen for the originality of their approach

Video of the month of January 2023 : Il Giardino dei Sentieri

Sunday, January 15, 2023 - 11:33

The video of the month is the captivating and intriguing composition by Francesco Bianchi : Il Giardino dei Sentieri.

Photo archive 20 years PTC

Tuesday, January 10, 2023 - 11:46

View here a photo archive for the 20 years of PTC!

The deadline for the Totem Électroacoustique contest is reached!

Monday, December 19, 2022 - 17:18

We are now at the end of the bi-annual contest which ended on December 18th at midnight.

New section of the website : Totem Digital

Monday, December 19, 2022 - 17:08

We are delighted to unveil the new Totem Digital section, a space where visuals will be at the forefront and where it will be possible to discover the world of Totem in a vast selection of unique videos.

Video of the month of December : Les Chants de l'Amanite Émilie Payeur

Thursday, December 15, 2022 - 17:02

The video of the month is the unique, mysterious and sublime work of Émilie PayeurLes Chants de l'Amanite.

Totem Électrique International : Review of the workshops in Edinburgh, Essen and Huddersfield

Tuesday, November 15, 2022 - 16:44

Nous tenons à remercier les gens présents à nos ateliers. C’était une occasion extraordinaire de présenter les instruments et cela fait chaud au cœur de voir un grand intérêt de la part des participants. 

Totem Électrique International Tour : retour sur les concerts à Édimbourg et Huddersfield

Tuesday, November 15, 2022 - 16:37

Our artistic director and musician Jean-François Laporte is back from his UK tour and it was amazing!

Video of the month of November 2022 : Enracinement

Tuesday, November 15, 2022 - 12:53

Video of the month of November 2022: Enracinement by Monique Jean

United Kingdom tour

Saturday, October 15, 2022 - 11:05

Our performer and artist director Jean-François Laporte will be on tour again for two dates in England! He will present new works, but also workshops on his instruments!

Concert inside your ears and Wilder residency

Saturday, October 15, 2022 - 11:01

The inside your ears concert was a wonderful album launch concert! We would like to thank our fabulous audience for their presence as well as our composers  and performers Phill Niblock and the Rust duo, made up of Jean-François Laporte and Benjamin Thigpen.

Video of the month of October 2022 : La porte vers les sirènes

Saturday, October 15, 2022 - 10:54

The video of the month is the mysterious and captivating work for Siren Organ by composer Sonia Paço-Rocchia : La porte vers les sirènes.

Concert Inside your ears

Saturday, October 1, 2022 - 14:47

Le dimanche 9 octobre 2022, nous vous invitons à l'Espace Bleu du Wilder à19:00 pour vivre un concert immersif unique qui mettra de l'avant deux Tu-Yo, une sirène solo spécialement conçue pour ce concert et l'Orgue de sirènes!

Concert Natch

Saturday, October 1, 2022 - 10:58

We invite you to attend the Natch concert on Saturday, October 15 at 7:30 p.m. at the Espace orange du Wilder in co-production with Groupe Le VivierDremeka and Innovations en concert.

Album launch Rust : Le chant des machines

Thursday, September 15, 2022 - 14:32

It is with joy and excitement that we announce the release,  Sunday, October 9, 2022, of the album Le chant des machines by the duo Rust consisting of Jean-François Laporte and Benjamin Thigpen.

Concert at Turin festival: To listen To

Thursday, September 15, 2022 - 14:28

On September 26, as part of the To Listen To festival in Turin (IT), our performer Jean-François Laporte will present five works including three new creations.

video of the month of September 2022 : Manic

Thursday, September 15, 2022 - 14:25

The video of the month is the atmospheric work for Babel Table by composer Diego Bermudez ChamberlandManic.

Concert Totem électrique XV and Wilder residency

Thursday, September 15, 2022 - 14:18

The Totem électrique XV concert was a memorable musical evening!

Totem Électrique XV

Monday, August 15, 2022 - 11:56

On August 28 2022, we invite you to the Espace bleu of the Wilder to experience new amazing works by talented composers: Myriam BoucherAdam BasantaÉmilie PayeurCarlo BarbagalloDiego Bermudez Chamberland.

Video of the month August 2022 : Forêt sombre

Monday, August 15, 2022 - 11:48

The video of the month is the immersive and hard-hitting piece by composer Pierre-Luc LecoursForêt sombre.

Residency at Wilder (Espace Bleu)

Friday, July 15, 2022 - 22:48

From 10 to 14 August 2022 and from 21 to 28 August 2022, PTC will be filming at the Wilder Blue Space.

Artists in residency July and August 2022

Friday, July 15, 2022 - 22:37

PTC will host at the end of July and in August, at the Totem space, four talented artists.

video of the month of July 2022 : Corps de brume

Friday, July 15, 2022 - 22:16

The video of the month is the wonderful work of composer Line KatchoCorps de Brume.

A few words for the summer!

Wednesday, June 15, 2022 - 22:09

We are currently working on a Siren Organ version of Exploratory a recent work (2019) by artist  Phill Niblock that will be presented in October! It's going to be a busy summer of sound recording and music!

Totem Électrique XV

Wednesday, June 15, 2022 - 22:06

On August 28, the Wilder welcomes us back to the Blue space to present new works by talented composers: Myriam BoucherAdam BasantaPauline PatieCarlo Barbagallo and Diego Bermudez Chamberland.

We are back from our Europe Tour!

Wednesday, June 15, 2022 - 21:49

Our three performers Émilie Girard-Charest, Francis Leduc and Jean-François Laporte lived memorable musical moments at the Marbrerie in Montreuil and at the Salle Barrault at the Orléans theater.

Video of the month June 2022 : Quelques aveux arrachés à la matières

Wednesday, June 15, 2022 - 21:41

The video of the month presents the extraordinary theatrical work all in music of the composer Geneviève AckermanQuelques aveux arrachés à la matières.

Totem Électrique International - Huddersfield

Sunday, May 15, 2022 - 21:28

Our artistic director and performer Jean-François Laporte will present five works from the PTC repertoire including two new creations in a Totem Électrique concert at Phipps Hall at the University of Huddersfield.

PTC fly to Europe

Sunday, May 15, 2022 - 21:08

Our three performers Émilie Girard-CharestFrancis Leduc and Jean-François Laporte will once again fly to Europe to play two concerts with our collaborators from the Ensemble Cairn.

Vidéo du mois de mai 2022 : Mono no aware

Sunday, May 15, 2022 - 21:05

This month's video features the extraordinary piece by composer Pierre Alexandre TremblayMono no aware

New PTC sounds

Friday, April 15, 2022 - 14:25

We are currently filling the PTC sound bank with new sound material for the next edition of the contest! Here is our artistic director at work on the Siren Organ!

New Totem Electrique works are on their way!

Friday, April 15, 2022 - 14:21

Eight new works have been commissioned for the next edition of Totem Électrique! The composers have begun their work on the new compositions that will be presented on August 28, 2022.

Video of the month of April 2022 : At the Discretion of River Samuel Béland

Friday, April 15, 2022 - 14:05

This month's video features the amazing piece At the Discretion of River by composer Samuel Béland.

We are back from the BIME!

Wednesday, March 30, 2022 - 13:53

The Biennale des Musiques Exploratoires was an extraordinary experience for our three performers Jean-François Laporte, Emilie Girard-Charest and Francis Leduc. 

PTC collab with ensemble Bascaille

Tuesday, March 15, 2022 - 13:38

PTC is collaborating with the percussion ensemble in their concert series DANS LES OREILLES DE.

Concert March 23 2022 Lyon : Totem-Cairn

Tuesday, March 15, 2022 - 13:25

Totem-Cairn is an international co-production between Ensemble Cairn (FR) and Productions Totem Contemporain. The project will materialize in four commissions of works offered to composers Émilie Girard-Charest (CA), Jesper Nordin (SE), Michael Edwards (UK) and Samuel Sighicelli (FR).  

Video of the month of March 2022:Ventricule Gauche

Tuesday, March 15, 2022 - 13:11

This month's video features the incredible work of composer Sylvain Pohu

Video of the month of February 2022: The Navigator

Tuesday, February 15, 2022 - 12:39

We are pleased to present the video of the month The Navigator, a facinating work by the talented composer Joseph Browne.

Video of the month January 2022: Vertiges

Saturday, January 15, 2022 - 16:08

We are pleased to present the month's video featuring Vertiges, a work by the talented composer Maxime Corbeil-Perron.

Projects to watch for in 2022

Monday, January 3, 2022 - 10:01

The year 2022 is already underway and we have several projects to share with you.

Launch of the Totem Électroacoustic contest!

Saturday, December 18, 2021 - 15:41

The Totem Electroacoustic Contest has been officially launched and it is now possible to register and participate.

Video of the month December 2021: Plateforme

Wednesday, December 15, 2021 - 10:15

We are excited to share with you the audiovisual recording of the work for Siren Organ by composer Félix-Antoine Morin: Plateforme.


Video of the month November 2021: Vent solaire

Thursday, November 18, 2021 - 10:10

We are very pleased to share with you the audiovisual recording of the work for Table de Babel by composer Jean-François Blouin: Vent Solaire.

Video of the month October 2021: Micro_Mouvement

Monday, October 18, 2021 - 10:54

We are excited to present the fascinating composition for Siren Organ by composer Nicolas Bernier: Micro_Mouvement.

Totem Électric XIV Concert

Monday, October 18, 2021 - 10:45

Productions Totem contemporain and Le Vivier invite you on November 21st to the Totem Électrique XIV concert, which will take place in person at 7 pm at the Espace Bleu of the Wilder building in Montreal.

Audiovisual recordings at the Wilder

Monday, October 18, 2021 - 10:38

From November 15 to 21, 2021, PTC will continue the audiovisual (high-quality) recording of its Totem Électrique repertoire.

PTC takes off to Germany!

Monday, October 18, 2021 - 10:32

On October 22nd, PTC will fly to Germany for a five-concert tour.

Launch of the new website!

Friday, September 17, 2021 - 14:55

We are excited to unveil our website, the result of several months of work.

PTC hosts foreign artists in residencies

Wednesday, September 15, 2021 - 13:06

Two composers recently completed their residencies with PTC: Benjamin Thigpen and Gordon Williamson.

The PTC workspace is finally ready to welcome you

Sunday, August 15, 2021 - 13:06

PTC is proud to announce that the work in the Totem space is completed.

Infolettre Juillet 2021

Friday, July 16, 2021 - 15:16

Bonjour à tous! La période estivale est déjà bien amorcée et nous en profitons pour vous transmettre les dernières nouvelles de Productions Totem contemporain.

A second Babel Table is on the way!

Thursday, July 15, 2021 - 13:07

PTC is pleased to announce that a second Babel Table is in production.

''Creation of the year 2020'' - Onze super (petits) totems

Monday, March 15, 2021 - 13:08

We would like to highlight the Opus Prize ''Creation of the Year'' awarded to Jean Derome for his piece Onze super (petits) totems.

Newsletter May 2019

Wednesday, May 8, 2019 - 14:46

Totem Contemporain's news for summer 2019.

Newsletter November 2018

Thursday, November 8, 2018 - 15:31

At Totem’s, fall begins with an artistic season rich with projects and variety. Last September, the grand spectacle Rythmopolis shook Montreal’s Place des Arts with three nights of daring contemporary music.

Newsletter September 2017

Friday, September 1, 2017 - 15:54

Big news this fall, Productions Totem Contemporain publishes our first newsletter!