Formed in 1985, Continuum Contemporary Music is committed to presenting and promoting contemporary chamber music through unique and compelling programming. Under Artistic Director (and ensemble percussionist) Ryan Scott and Operations Manager Josh Grossman, Continuum each year presents a series of diversely themed concerts, often involving interdisciplinary collaborations. Over the past 30 years, Continuum has been responsible for commissioning over 175 new works from emerging and established Canadian and international composers; drawing from a collective of some of Canada’s top contemporary music performers, the organization has earned international acclaim: De Telegraaf wrote “Ensemble Continuum performs magic with sound”; Bragbants Dagblad hailed the ensemble as “sublimely skilled”.
Continuum has performed across Canada and has toured twice to Europe; in 2015, Continuum was featured at the opening gala concert for Classical: NEXT in Rotterdam. Continuum has recorded three full-length CDs, was awarded the 1994 Chalmers Award and in 2014 was shortlisted for the Toronto Arts Foundation’s Roy Thomson Hall Award of Recognition.
Continuum is generously supported by the Canada Council for the Arts, the Ontario Arts Council, the City of Toronto through the Toronto Arts Council, the SOCAN Foundation and many private donors. Continuum is a member of the Canadian New Music Network and the Toronto New Music Alliance.