espace vide is a collective or group of composers/musicians with guest performers who share an artistic mission:
To offer a place and a time to experience the performance of newly created sound-works that reflect upon sonic practices and creative processes inspired by a sense of openness to experimentation. Through a playful but resolute spirit of inquiry, espace vide promotes an attitude of attentive and unbiased listening, encouraging artists and audiences to take risks, think non-habitually, facilitate a healthy exchange of ideas and create a sense of community. It prioritizes the need to premiere and create new works that explore this in-depth attitude toward listening and reflecting, composing and performing
espace vide enhances each composer, performer and audience member’s trust in sound, listening and the imagination as a powerful tool toward positive cultural discussion. In times of economic pressures that propel artists to retreat from cultural discourse and turn toward monetary aims, or abandon art entirely, this format of artistic collaboration creates a space for exploration through experimentation and inquiry.
espace vide has presented three concerts since 2013:
September 26, 2013, espace vide 1: The inaugural performance with guest performers Geneviève Liboiron (violin) and Marc Olivier Lamontagne (guitar) premiering works by Mirko Sablich, Andrè Cormier and Jonathan Marmor at Le Milieu, Montreal. – Program Notes
August 29, 2014, Espace Vide 2: The second concert with guest performers Alfredo Mendoza (saxophone) and Felix de Tredici (trombone) premiering works by Andrea Young, Todd Harrop, Mirko Sablich and Andrè Cormier at Le Milieu, Montreal. – Program Notes
June 12, 2015 Espace Vide 3: The third performance with guest performer Linda Brady (piano)premiering works by Mirko Sablich and Andrè Cormier at Espace Kendergi, Canadian Music Centre, Montreal. – Program Notes
*** Next concert: April 2017 – venue and exact date TBC ***