Contemporary Musical Horizons

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matralab director Sandeep Bhagwati will be a speaker at the upcoming international conference Contemporary Musical Horizons for the Société de musique contemporaine du Québec. The surrounding topics are both the current and future states of contemporary music. Through his discussion, “Asking the Hard Questions about Music” Bhagwati will be discussing the dynamic of Concordia University’s music program through it’s creativity and interdisciplinary aspects.


Free Admission
February 27, 2017
9:00 am to 5:00 pm
5e salle — Place des Arts
175, rue Sainte-Catherine Ouest

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Beta Lyræ: Nebulae

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Flautist, improviser-composers Cléo Palacio-Quintin and Terri Hron have received the Prix Opus music prize for their work Beta Lyræ: Nebulae. Their innovative pieces won album of the year in the category of contemporary and electroacoustic music.

Matralab director Sandeep Bhagwati as well as composers Samuel Vriezen and Edgar Varèse contributed pieces towards the project.  Bhagwati’s piece Sutra(2013) is featured on the album.

The album is presented by Conseil québécois de la musique as part of the 20th edition of the Prix Opus Gala.

The music electronic book is available for purchase on: Http://

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NO HAY BANDA #3 : Elena Rykova + Frechette/Primard

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Matralab affiliate Charles-Antoine Fréchette will be participating in the third concert of NO HAY BANDA’s inaugural season of experimental music performances presented with the support of Suoni Per Il Popolo.
Frechette will be part of the opening set in collaboration with Guillaume Primard with their new project Exploration topographique. The performance will explore actions and sound situations found in a kitchen, with the use of close amplification, found objects and modified instruments. 
This concert is presented in co-production with Suoni Per Il Popolo and with the generous support of the Conseil des arts et des lettres du Québec.


La Sala Rossa (4848 St-Laurent)
Portes 20:00 / Show 20:30

Clash! Generationen – Kulturen – Identitäten in Neuer Musik

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From April 5th to April 7th, Sandeep Bhagwati will be participating in the Clash! Generationen conference Identitäten in Neuer Musik taking place at Akademie für Tonkunst Darmstadt April 5th. This event will be the world premiere of Bhagwati’s piece “Miyagi Haikus” for Viola solo performed by violist Vincent Royer. April 7th, Bhagwati will be the lecturer on “How does the thing I am listening to relate to me? – Aesthetics of Relational Musicking” which will be done in German.

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MNM Festival

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Matralab creator, Sandeep Bhagwati, will be participating in the upcoming MNM Festival in the following events:

February 27th he will be a panelist and lecturer as part of the “Horizons musicaux contemporains : radios, universités et création musicale, synergies croisées” discussion.  [MNM Festival, 5e Salle, Place des Arts]

Mar 2  La Jeunesse de la SMCQ  will perform Sandeep Bhagwati’s piece “Niemandslandhymnen” [MNM Festival, 5e Salle, Place des Arts]


Mar 2 evening Fine Arts Black Box JF Laporte & Ben Thigpen “Rust” Concert.


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