Thursday July 30
25 Lorne Street
Presented in collaboration with Motion Ensemble.
Cléo Palacio-Quintin, hyper-flûte
Nadia Francavilla, violon
Works by Cléo Palacio-Quintin
In a multidimensional environment, two soloists follow and interact with video projections, shadows and digital processing. A multimedia whirlwind in sound and living colour that will engage all the audience’s senses – without a shadow of a doubt!
Nadia Francaville: Born in Montreal, violinist Nadia Francavilla is both an accomplished recitalist and outstanding chamber musician. She was a member of both Quatuor Arthur-LeBlanc and Quatuor Bozzini with which she made frequent tours in Canada, the United States, Europe and Japan. A graduate of McGill University, she received solid musical training under the direction of Mauricio Fuks, Raphael Druian and Joseph Silverstein. Diversified, the journey of this artist reflects her commitment towards many different forms of musical creativity. Her participation in different contemporary music ensembles also demonstrates her great interest towards music of our time. In addition, Radio-Canada and CBC frequently draw on her musical experience for premieres and recordings of Canadian works. She is currently musician in residence at the University of New Brunswick where she has worked on solo projects, given masterclasses and lectures and integrated herself into the Fredericton music scene. Mrs. Francavilla is also a violin teacher at the Université de Moncton. She is also a member of “Motion2” an ensemble, which explores new horizons in improvisation, electronics, aleatory music and multimedia. This collective encourages collaborations with other artists and breaks the conventions of traditional concert settings. They are planning concerts in France and Rotterdam in May and a tour of Western Canada next October.
Cléo Palacio-Quintin : Constantly seeking new means of expression and eager to create, the flutist-improviser-composer Cléo Palacio-Quintin (1971) takes part in many premieres as well as improvisational multidisciplinary performances, and composes instrumental and electroacoustic music for various ensembles and media works. Since 1999, she extended these explorations into the development of the hyper-flutes. Interfaced to a computer and software by means of electronic sensors, these enhanced flutes enables her to compose novel interactive electroacoustic soundscapes and videos. Over the years her compositions have been performed in The Netherlands, Norway, Denmark, France, Italy, Belgium, Sweden, Switzerland, the U.K., Canada and the U.S., either by herself or various ensembles. Besides composing chamber music with electronics, she performs regularly as a soloist and improviser. She is the first woman to own a Doctorate in electro-acoustic composition from the Université de Montréal (2012). Active researcher at the Center for interdisciplinary research in Music Media and Technology (CIRMMT) at McGill University, she received the Director’s Interdisciplinary Excellence Prize 2008 in recognition of her having created an innovative bridge between scientific/technological and artistic domains. She was the resident composer at the Chapelle historique du Bon-Pasteur in Montreal, from september 2009 to 2011. The Conseil québécois de la musique gave her the Prix Opus – Composer of the year for the artistic season 2010-2011.