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February 27, 2017
Architek Percussion to Hit the East Coast with a Bang!
HALIFAX, NS – A dynamic force in Canada’s vibrant new music community Architek Percussion is equally comfortable in performing classic repertoire and exploring new terrain through commissions and premieres. Touring with Debut Atlantic from March 10-24, 2017, this high-powered quartet will be performing in communities throughout all four Atlantic Canadian provinces. Their intriguing program ventures off the beaten path with a diverse selection of contemporary repertoire featuring everything from bombastic beats to the soothing vibes of marimba. A Canadian focus will be highlighted with works by Christos Hatzis, Anthony Tan, Ben Duinker and Eliot Britton to name a few.
Architek will begin their tour on Friday, March 10th in Moncton, NB performing for the Moncton Community Concert Association at the First Church of the Nazarene at 7:30pm. On Saturday, March 11th they appear in Antigonish, NS performing for the Antigonish Performing Arts Series at 8:00pm in Immaculata Hall, St. F.X. On Monday, March 13th, they head off to Corner Brook, NL performing at the Rotary Arts Centre at 8:00pm. They will then return to Nova Scotia on March 15th for a performance in Halifax, NS at The Music Room at 7:00pm. On Thursday March 16th, the quartet ventures to Charlottetown, PE to perform in UPEI Department of Music’s Dr. Steel Recital Hall at 7:30pm. On Saturday, March 18th they journey to Dalhousie NB for a performance in the LER Theatre presented by Jeunesses Musicales – Dalhousie at 7:30pm. On Wednesday, March 22nd the ensemble jets north to Goose Bay, NL for a performance at the Lawrence O’Brien Arts Centre at 8:00pm and will then finish the tour in Yarmouth Nova Scotia performing for the Hear! Here! Society at Th’Yarc Arts Centre on Friday March 24th at 7:00pm.
In addition to concert engagements, Architek will be working with young students and performing at schools throughout the region. They will also hold a number of workshops including a community workshop for the Yarmouth Citizen’s Band and will participate in a videoconference session hosted by Newfoundland’s Centre for Distance Learning and Innovation (CDLI) which reaches hundreds of students throughout Newfoundland and Labrador and will be available for public viewing around the globe. This session will take place on Tuesday, March 21st, 2017 at 11:30am AST / 12:00pm NL.
The CDLI session can be viewed live at: http://www.cdli.ca/backstage
Please see the enclosed list of tour dates and artist biography and don’t miss a beat in checking out this fantastic ensemble at one of these exciting destinations on their Atlantic Canadian tour.
One of the most respected music touring organizations in the country, Debut Atlantic’s first season in 1979 featured then-emerging and still-unknown artists, pianist Jon Kimura Parker, tenor Ben Heppner, and Canada’s Baroque orchestra Tafelmusik.
Full details on Debut Atlantic’s concert seasons and education programs can be found at www.debutatlantic.ca
For further information, please contact:
Mhiran Faraday – Executive Director or
Erin Sparks – Program Officer
Tour Schedule – Architek Percussion
Moncton, New Brunswick
7:30pm, March 10th, 2017
Moncton Community Concert Association
First Church of the Nazarene
21 Fieldcrest Drive
Antigonish, Nova Scotia
8:00pm, March 11th, 2017
Antigonish Performing Arts Series
Immaculata Hall, St. FX University
Corner Brook, Newfoundland
8:00pm, March 13th, 2017
Rotary Arts Centre
Lower level City Hall
Halifax, Nova Scotia
7:00pm, March 15th, 2017
The Music Room Chamber Players Series
The Music Room
6181 Lady Hammond Road
Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island
7:30pm, March 16th, 2017
UPEI Department of Music
Dr. Steel Recital Hall
Dalhousie, New Brunswick
7:30pm, March 18th, 2017
Jeunesses Musicales – Dalhousie
Théâtre LER Auditorium
390, rue Adelaide
Happy Valley-Goose Bay, NL
8:00pm, March 22, 2017
Lawrence O’Brien Arts Centre
Yarmouth, Nova Scotia
7:00pm, March 24th, 2017
Hear! Here! Society
Th’Yarc Playhouse and Arts Centre
76 Parade St
ARCHITEK PERCUSSION is a Montreal-based quartet specializing in the performance of experimental, minimalist, multi-disciplinary, crossover, and electroacoustic chamber music. Founded in early 2012, the quartet has quickly established itself as a dynamic force in Canada’s vibrant new music community; equally comfortable in performing classic repertoire and exploring new terrain through commissions and premieres.
In addition to self-producing an annual concert series in Montreal, Architek Percussion has recently appeared as guests of New Music Edmonton, live@CIRMMT, Innovations en Concert, Cluster Festival (Winnipeg), the Music Gallery (Toronto), and the Scotia Festival of Music (Halfiax). Appearances in 2016 include a tour supported by CAM En Tournee, a UK and Norway tour supported by Nu:Nord and Ny Musikk Norge, and a tour of Quebec and Ontario supported by Jeunesses Musicales Canada.
Architek Percussion is committed to the development and presentation of new Canadian music. The quartet has premiered over 20 new works by composers such as Adam Basanta, Eliot Britton, Taylor Brook, Christos Hatzis, Nicole Lizée, and James O’Callaghan. Architek’s current repertoire reflects the cultural and stylistic diversity of North American contemporary music. Architek Percussion consists of Mark Morton, Ben Reimer, Alessandro Valiante and Ben Duinker. Daniel Morphy of TorQ Percussion Quartet will replace Ben Duinker for the Debut Atlantic tour.