Belgorienteering (2009)

Performed 10 October, 2009, in the Belgo Building, Montréal

Belgorienteering (en français, Belgorientation) was commissioned by the directors of Montréal new music presenter Productions Supermusique to celebrate its thirtieth anniversary. The première featured thirty artists (twenty musicians and ten dancers) playing in fifteen art galleries and the corridors that connect them on four storeys of a renovated industrial building along rue Sainte-Catherine. These artists played in fixed small groups in the galleries (during five twenty-minute “stages”) and then while moving through corridors (during five-minute “movements”) toward other galleries to join other groups already underway.

The ensemble for the 2009 performance was Mélanie Auclair (cello), Rémy Bélanger de Beauport (cello), Antoine Berthiaume (banjo), Nicolas Caloia (contrabass), Isaiah Ceccarelli (percussion), Jean Derome (saxophone & objects), Elwood Epps (trumpet), Lori Freedman (bass clarinet), Joane Hétu (saxophone), Kathy Kennedy (voice), Diane Labrosse (sampler), Philippe Lauzier (bass clarinet), Pierre-Yves Martel (dessus de viole), Jean René (viola), Danielle Palardy Roger (percussion), Alexandre St-Onge (contrabass), Pierre Tanguay (percussion), Martin Tétreault (turntables), Rainer Wiens (kalimba & guitar), Joshua Zubot (violin) as well as ten dance artists: Louise Bédard, Sophie Corriveau, Nicolas Filion, Susanna Hood, Emmanuel Jouthe, Patrick Lamothe, Élodie Lombardo, Séverine Lombardo, and Daniel Soulières.

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