Collectif9 String Ensemble
No Time for Chamber Music
March 23 @ 8 p.m. | Tickets $28/$10| Marsee Auditorium
Montreal’s cutting-edge classical string band Collectif9 has been gathering steam since its 2011 debut, attracting diverse audiences in varied spaces. Known for energized, innovative arrangements of classical repertoire, Collectif9 employs lights, staging, and amplification more commonly seen at rock acts, and heralds a new age in genre-bending classical performance. Described by critics as “dazzling” with “great brio and vitality”, the ensemble’s debut album Volksmobiles was released in 2016. Collectif9 has already performed over 100 concerts across North America, Europe, and Asia, combining the power of an orchestra with the crispness of a chamber ensemble for a unique experience.
During the 2018-19 season, Collectif9 will launch their new album of music written by (and inspired by) Gustav Mahler - No Time for Chamber Music presents a new angle on the composer’s symphonies and lieder. With freshly printed albums under their arms and instruments on their backs, the ensemble will pack up and head to Mexico for the first time before travelling to the United States to perform on the West Coast. Collectif9 returns to Europe in Spring 2019, almost one year after their debut tour on the continent in Norway (June 2018).
Collectif9’s new show is built around their brand new album: No Time for Chamber Music expands upon the folk melodies and rhythms audiences have come to expect in a Collectif9 performance, but integrates an ironic flavour, presenting serious material in playful or sarcastic contexts. Works by Mahler, Ligeti, Bartok, Gabriel Prokofiev, and others are transformed from their original form - often symphonic in nature - into chamber music for nine. These original arrangements feature textures and special instrumental effects that transport the listener out of the concert hall and into a world of fantasy and imagery.
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