July 25 – July 28, 2016 - 1:00pm

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Composed by André Cormier, performed by Ensemble Sisyphe
1:00pm daily
Monday July 25 – Thursday July 28
Sackville Waterfowl Park – Birches Boardwalk / Rain location: St. Paul’s Anglican Church, 125 Main Street

‘Liens intimes et problématiques’ (2014) is for the integral string quartet (violin, viola, cello, and bass) and explores magnetism, repulsion, and uniqueness. Made up of ninety-six sonic instances where four sounds created by four individuals come out from silence, coalesce and move though infinite gradations of harmony — exploring, discovering every nuance — until naturally retracting and breaking apart back into silence. Each of the ninety-six sound events is similar in structure form one to the next, however no two will ever be like any other, like snowflakes and sunset. These ninety-six sonic moments uncover a different beauty and a different rawness. André Cormier is the Ok.Quoi?! composer-in-residence.

Ensemble Sisyphe:
Violin – Jeffrey Bazett-Jones
Viola – Robin Streb
Cello – Katie Bestvater
Contrabass – Andrew Reed Miller

Ensemble Sisyphe was established in 2009 as the performing branch of Éditions musique Sisyphe, a publishing house for experimental music. The ensemble’s aesthetic concentration is to engage with the very essentials of music: sound + silence. Its goals are to form alliances with composers from within the ‘house’ and beyond. The ensemble invites the public to explore a unique musical world in the search of inspiration and beauty. www.emsis.ca