WNMF 2: Collectif9 + Architek

Sunday, January 27, 2019 at 7:30PM
Centennial Concert Hall

Two of Canada’s most exciting young ensembles – classical string band collectif9 and percussion quartet Architek – make their WNMF debuts, coming from Montreal to co-present the Manitoba premiere of My Backyard, Somewhere. The text, by Montreal novelist and sound performer Kaie Kellough, is a poetic “migration” through words and places. The music is a journey through the styles of five multi-disciplinary and multi-genre composers from across Canada. Beginning with the textures real-world sounds in the music of Derek Charke, we pass through the lyricism and imagery of Luna Pearl Woolf, the groove of Bret Higgins, the electronic pulse of Eliot Britton, and an imaginative foray into the technologies of pop culture with Nicole Lizée.

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  • Luna Pearl Woolf But I Digress…
  • Bret Higgins The Cargo of Consonants / among, within, beneath, atop
  • Derek Charke the world is itself a cargo carried
  • Eliot Britton Backyard Blocks
  • Nicole Lizée Folk Noir/Canadiana


Architek Percussion


Realizing Art
6:45PM | Piano Nobile

Creators from a cross-section of artistic disciplines converge to explore their common ground.

Odette Heyn, choreographer
Di Brandt, poet laureate
Dzintra Geka, documentarian
Mandel Hitzer, chef, Deer & Almond
Pēteris Vasks, composer
Daniel Raiskin, host


Piano Nobile

Architek Percussion
Eliot Britton, composer
Harry Stafylakis, host

Piano Nobile 
DJ Tony Neu