matralab at Congress this week

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Two more performances of NEXUS:

As part of Concordia University’s series of Branché events, NEXUS is a comprovisational (composition+improvisation) journey that will interpret the 2010 Congress of the Humanities and Social Sciences in a unique musical form.

Five musicians, each equipped with a laptop computer, loudspeaker, and “Follow Me” sign, wander on different paths through Concordia’s downtown campus. Connected and inspired via wireless network, the musicians improvise their takes on a complex score by Sandeep Bhagwati, reacting to place, space and pace. Like pied cyber-pipers, they perform intertwined music walks all over campus – until they finally unite all their listeners at a breathtaking location for a final musical ritual.


June 1 & June 3

from 17h00 to 18h00

throughout Concordia University, SGW campus & gathering at the Cloud Deck, 3rd floor atrium of the MB building (1450 rue Guy).


Lori Freedman (bass clarinet)
Amy Horvey (trumpet)
Guy Pelletier (alto flute)
Jen Reimer (french horn)
Emily Shapiro (clarinet)

Michal Seta – Wireless technology
Gaïa Orain-Wark – Costumes
Navid Navab – Machine improvisation

Sandeep Bhagwati showed two screenings and read one essay on the theatre production Lamentations at the conference of the Canadian Association of Theatre Research during Congress 2010.

For further details about Lamentations please visit

Bhagwati will be moderating the Canada Research Chairs panel entitled Digital Media in Society at Congress on June 2, 2010, 13:00 to 15:00, Room MB 3-270 Concordia University.

For further information about the Digital Media in Society panel, please contact Michael Adams, Media Relations Advisor at the Canada Research Chairs Program: