Contemporary / First Nations

“Compositeurs en herbe” : À la rencontre des cultures

by Roxane Labonté

La Société de musique contemporaine du Québec (SMCQ) presented on Zoom and Facebook today Compositeurs en herbe, an event bringing together performers, music lovers and students. After discovering the music of composer Katia Makdissi-Warren as part of their classes this season, some one hundred students gathered virtually with the musicians of Oktoécho, Inuit throat singers Lydia Etok and Nina Segalowitz, and choreographer Barbara Diabo. What resulted was the collective work Les Grands espaces. This choral work featuring sounds of nature allowed everyone to travel to the Far North. There was also a live roundtable discussion moderated by André Dudemaine, founder and executive director of Terres en vue (society for the dissemination of Indigenous culture).

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