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Thin Edge New Music

The Four Corners of New Music

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Tickets to Thin Edge New Music Collective at BeMused Network!
$13 student, artist, senior / $18 general
(Nov 6, 2014, 8:00pm) Cuatro Esquinas (The Four Corners)
Performances at Gallery 345.


Designing a program for a concert often requires skillful finesse between what is new and what is familiar to the audience.  What excites me is seeing the balance in the plethora of new and challenging works that members of the Thin Edge New Music Collective (TENMC) and visiting special guest Laura Ventemiglia have specially prepared for their audience in Cuatro Esquinas (Four Corners) — also TENMC’s first international collaboration project. Read on…

Fundraiser for Thin Edge to Reach New Heights

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Private support from their audiences and collaborators will not simply elevate that platform to new heights; it will be the ultimate vote of confidence that will drive them to reach even higher.

Thin Edge New Music Collective has been making a splash in Toronto’s contemporary music scene with their unusual ensemble of instrumentalists and active collaborations with composers across Canada and overseas.

Related Post: Music Premieres on the Edge

The group has just announced their 2014-2015 season, starting with a private fundraiser concert on Sunday, September 21. The event is hosted by a benefactor, but everyone is welcome to come celebrate TENMC’s fourth season, and help the hard work already put into the season go even further. Read on…

Music Premieres On The Edge

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“I’m glad the idea that as a performer you can be a part of things that are happening and new and coming out was instilled in me.” ~ Ilana Waniuk

General ($18) / Student, Senior, Artist ($13) at BeMused Network


The beginning of Thin Edge New Music Collective was the simple desire of co-artistic directors Cheryl Duvall and Ilana Waniuk to play contemporary chamber music as a duo, a passion that was sparked during their time as students at Wilfrid Laurier University and then rekindled when they reconnected, years after graduation.

Before they knew it, Cheryl and Ilana had an ensemble of like-minded performers who played violin, percussion, piano and oboe: a strange combination for which there was no repertoire, but one that opened up wonderful new possibilities for composers.

TENMC was born following the receipt of a commissioning grant in 2011 towards the group’s first “Premieres” concert. Three years later, this unusual ensemble is celebrating the conclusion of their third season with a “Premieres III” concert on June 13 at Array Space (155 Walnut Avenue), featuring a program of original performer-composer collaborations that inspired the collective in the first place. Read on…

Fawn draws full house at Scime’s L’Homme et le Ciel preview

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On Friday night at the Ernest Balmer Studio in the Distillery District, FAWN Opera premiered excerpts of Adam Scime’s L’Homme et le Ciel, which has been intensively developed overly a one-week workshop. The venue, sponsored by Tapestry New Opera Works, accommodated a standing-room-only audience for this electro-acoustic chamber opera.

The music in Scime’s L’Homme et le Ciel features use of electronics alongside a chamber ensemble of piano, violin, cello, flute, clarinet, and percussion and extended techniques. The text draws on the text from a 2nd century early-Christian myth entitled “The Shepherd of Hermas”, which was suggested by his friend Ian Koiter, who is currently a doctoral candidate studying early Christianity. Read on…

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