The Year

live@CIRMMT – Sixtrum: Des Puces et des Drums

19:30 – 21:00

Schulich Year of Contemporary Music: live@CIRMMT – Sixtrum: Des Puces et des Drums




Wednesday, May 15, 2013 – 19:30 – Thursday, May 16, 2013 – 19:30/  Mercredi 15 Mai 2013 – 19 h 30 – Jeudi 16 Mai 2013 – 19 h 30


Music Multimedia Room


Free with reservation/ entrée libre avec réservation



New works for percussion and voices, with live electronics and spatialisation by Robert Normandeau, Laurie Radford and Serge Provost.

The same program will be performed on both evenings of May 15 and 16.


De nouvelles oeuvres pour percussion et voix, électroniques et vidéo par Robert Normandeau, Laurie Radford et Serge Provost.

Le même programme sera interprété les deux soirs du 15 et 16 mai.


The Year

It is thanks to the vision and generosity of Seymour Schulich that the Catherine Thornhill Steele Chair in Music was established in 2006. Used each year to invite leading artists to perform and teach at the Schulich School of Music, former guests have included Andrew Dawes, Anton Kuerti, Jens Lindeman and many others. In past years, the Catherine Thornhill-Steele Chair has supported
thematic years featuring woodwinds, brass, early music and jazz. This year we are happy to present the Schulich Year of Contemporary Music. The Schulich School of Music has a great tradition of excellence in contemporary music in performance and composition, as well as theoretical, musicological and technological research. At a research university like McGill, where innovation and creativity are key, it is highly appropriate to turn the spotlight on the artists and composers who are transforming music in the 21st century.

-Sean Ferguson
Dean of The Schulich School of Music

The Year of Contemporary Music is coordinated by Fabrice Marandola: