Benefit Event

  • May 18, 2017
    7:00 pm
Usine C
1345, avenue Lalonde (entre de la Visitation et Panet, une rue au sud d’Ontario)

Niemandslandhymnen by Sandeep Bhagwati.

An exceptional multidisciplinary event: Sandeep Bhagwati — composer, poet, director — creates a ritual performance for 10 singers and musicians, live-electronic sounds, ambient light and new technologies. Based on 13 poems in which he explores no man’s lands of different kinds — winds, algorithms, clouds, radiations, diasporas — he creates “trans-traditional” and “trans-sensory” anthems that explore the many resonances in our globalized existence — and invites the audience to roam, to listen, to imagine and commune in a wondrous space that reflects on our world at once so strange — yet so familiar.

For Sandeep Bhagwati, Niemandsland (no-man’s-land in German) is what exists in any space belonging to nobody and thus, belonging to everybody. In this spectacle, when purchasing their ticket audience members will have the opportunity to choose how they wish to involve themselves in this event. Those who opt for a seat will relate to the performance as observers, remaining slightly distanced from the action. Those who choose a spot in the open area, will enter a border free zone, freely roaming among other spectators and artists, living the full experience of Niemandsland.

Angélique Willkie, trickster-creator, dramaturgy; Sandeep Bhagwati, music director and staging; Nancy Bussières, light design; Alex Bachmayer, production design and costumes; Louis-Patrick Leroux, literary translator.

Schedule:

  • 6:00 pm — Welcoming words and wine reception
  • 7:00 pm — Concert Niemandslandhymnen
  • 8:30 pm — Cocktail

Participants

Program

A Société de musique contemporaine du Québec, Matralab production.

Thank you to all our generous donors

Individuals

  • Aïda Aoun
  • Mireille Barrière
  • Micheline Baudry-Somcynsky
  • Jacques Cabana
  • Pierre Cabana
  • Roland Charneux
  • Sylvain Chartier
  • Charles Chebl
  • Francine Décary
  • Marie Décary
  • Gilles Delage
  • Jacqueline Émond
  • Sylvain Lalonde
  • Phyllis Lambert
  • Sylvain Leith
  • Patrick Leroux
  • Guylaine Mitri
  • Sabine Mitri
  • Sandrine Mitri
  • Laurence K Pardo
  • John Rea
  • Hélène Roy
  • René Saint-Pierre

Companies

  • Aedifica Architecture + Design
  • Agence Réal Demers
  • Avantages sociaux Delta
  • Banque Nationale Investissement
  • Béïque Legault Thuot Architectes
  • BMO Capital
  • Bouthillette Parizeau
  • Brivia Management
  • Menkès Shooner Dagenais Letourneux Architectes
  • Caisse de dépôt et placement du Québec
  • Canuel — Lemay
  • Cardin Ramirez Julien
  • CLEB
  • Donati Maisonneuve Avocats
  • EBC
  • Epsylon
  • Fayolle Canada
  • Fidelity
  • Fondation Power Corporation
  • GLT
  • Fondation Groupe AGF
  • Groupe Mercille
  • Hydrotech
  • Industries Poly
  • Ivanhoé Cambridge
  • Marsh
  • NCK
  • Pageau Morel
  • Placements CI
  • Pomerleau
  • Rachel Julien
  • Sentry Investments Corporation