Allogène is a variable-geometry ensemble mainly dedicated to contemporary music. Established in 2004, the ensemble made its debut with several baroque music concerts. A few years later, Allogène integrated contemporary and improvisational music into its repertoire and presented Boîtes à musique, where the music of Jean-Sébastien Bach and Karlheinz Stockhausen were orchestrated, arranged and interpreted side-by-side. Since then, Allogène has presented more than twenty-five concerts, including Montréal-Portugal and Montréal-Brésil, (both arranged by composer Maxime McKinley) encountering the works of composers from Montréal and abroad, and two monographic concerts dedicated to composers Graciela Paraskevaidis and Daniel Leguizamón. The ensemble has repeatedly been invited to participate in the composers-in-residence concert series at the Chapelle historique du Bon-Pasteur, and in 2010 participated in the Société de Musique contemporaine du Québec Homage Series to Gilles Tremblay. Allogène has also created works for several composers including André Hamel, Cristina Garcia Islas, Denis Bosse, Adam Basanta, Émilie Girard-Charest, Cléo Palacio-Quintin, Jean-François Blouin and Frans Ben.
Translation: Peggy Niloff [v-13]