Friday, February 8 at 7:30pm Open Space presents Quasar performing Territoires sonores.
Known for their energy and bold innovation, the four members of the saxophone quartet Quasar—Marie-Chantal Leclair, Mathieu Leclair, Andre Leroux, Jean-Marc Bouchard—have been exploring the innumerable facets of musical creation since the group's founding in 1994. The group's ventures include instrumental music, improvisation, and electronics. Alone or accompanied by a symphony orchestra, acoustic or plugged, Quasar offers its audience a unique and deeply original programming.
The ensemble has won 6 OPUS awards frin the Conseil québécois de la musique, including the "Artist of the Year" prize, and has proudly commissioned over 150 works over the course of its twenty years of activity.
At Open Space Quasar will perform Territoires sonores, a project made up of commissions from eight different Canadian composers on the occasion of Canada's 150th anniversary. A true sonic portrait of Canadian new music, this project has enabled the creation of inspiring works that reflect the world in which we live, and acts as a vibrant anthology of the diversity, creativity, and richness of artists from across the country. The performance at Open Space will include work by Ana Dall'Ara Majek (QC), Alec Hall (ON), William Kuo (BC), and Hiroki Tsurumoto (ON).
Admission is free / by donation.
This project was made possible by the New Chapter program of the Canada Council for the Arts.
Open Space respectfully acknowledges that we are on unceded First Nations territory. The City of Victoria and the surrounding areas lie on the territories of the Coast Salish and Lekwungen-speaking peoples, including the Esquimalt, Songhees, and W̱SÁNEĆ First Nations.
Open Space is not wheelchair accessible and is accessed by a flight of 23 stairs. There are two gender inclusive washrooms, one multi-stall and one single stall with a urinal. If you have any other questions or concerns in regards to accessibility, please contact office [at] openspace.ca or 250-383-8833.