Albums in 2017

Architek Percussion will be featured on two recordings being released this coming year. The first is Eliot Britton's Metatron, to be released on the Ambiences Magnetiques label in February 2017. We have had a long and productive working relationship with Eliot, who has composed three pieces which are in our regular repertoire, among them Metatron: a five-movement, 35 minute virtuoso work for percussion quartet/sextet, handheld electronics, analog synth, and tape. Metatron received its premiere in Montreal in 2014. Britton is a newly-appointed professor of composition and electroacoustic music at the University of Toronto after having completed his PhD at McGill, which is where we started working with him.

The second album will be released in late 2017, and is Architek Percussion's debut full-length release. The album is called The Privacy of Domestic Life, and features a 30 minute work of the same name by Montreal composer and sound artist Adam Basanta. Adam is another composer with whom we've worked over the past few years and gotten to know in Montreal, and in June 2015 we premiered The Privacy of Domestic Life in Montreal in partnership with Codes D'AccesSuoni Per Il Popolo, and the Montreal Contemporary Music Lab. Also included on this album are works by Taylor BrookDuncan Schouten, and Beavan Flanagan, each of which we have enjoyed performing over our five years together as a quartet. The recording of the Privacy of Domestic Life is being supported by the Canada Council for the Arts, and the album will be released on the Centrediscs label.

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16/02/17 @ Le Vivier, Montreal QC
Metatron album release: works by Eliot Britton
Presented by Ambiances Magnétiques

19/02/17 @ Sala Rossa, Montreal QC
Architek Percussion 5th Anniversary Concert: works by Eliot Britton, John Cage, David Lang, and Anthony Tan

Atlantic Canada tour:

10/03/17 @ Moncton, NB

11/03/17 @ Antigonish, NS

15/03/17 @ Halifax, NS

16/03/17 @ Charlottetown, PE

18/03/17 @ Dalhousie, NB

22/03/17 @ Happy Valley-Goose Bay, NL

24/03/17 @ Yarmouth, NS

Marimba Plus: works by Eliot Britton, Ben Duinker, Christos Hatzis, John Psathas, and others

Western Quebec tour:

28/09/16 @ Maison des JMC, Montreal QC

30/09/16 @ St. Andrew's Presbyterian Church, Prescott ON

04/10/16 @ Théâtre des Eskers, Amos QC

05/10/16 @ Théâtre de Poche, La Sarre QC

09/10/16 @ Conservatoire de Musique, Val d'Or QC

11/10/16 @ Théâtre du Cuivre, Rouyn-Noranda QC

18/10/16 @ Richard Bradshaw Ampitheatre, Toronto ON