Our Kick Ass Opening Event! Sponsored by Kick Ass Media
Drumming under the Tent with
Saturday, August 25th at 1:00 pm, Under the Big Lake Tent
243 Main Street, Wellington
Cost: $20 (seated in tent) or $5 (lawn, paid in person)
Join ARCHITEK PERCUSSION, a Montreal-based quartet specializing in the performance of experimental, minimalist, multi-disciplinary, crossover and electroacoustic chamber music, in an outdoor setting under the tent situated right on the shores of Lake Ontario. Experience the quartet's captivating rhythms set against Lake Ontario's own natural rhythms in what will truly be a magical experience. Architek Percussion is Ben Duinker, Mark Morton, Ben Reimer and Alessandro Valiante.
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 concerts in Montreal, Architek regularly tours and appears across Canada and internationally. Recent appearances include New Music Edmonton, live@CIRMMT, PASIC, Ottawa Chamber Music Festival, Virée Classique (OSM), Innovations en Concert, Cluster Festival (Winnipeg), the Music Gallery (Toronto), nu:nord (UK/Norway), and the Scotia Festival of Music (Halifax). In addition, Architek has toured with support from the Conseil des arts de Montréal, Debut Atlantic, the Canada Council for the Arts, the Conseil des arts et des lettres du Québec, and Jeunesses Musicales Canada.
Architek has commissioned and/or premiered over 40 works by composers from Canada, France, Iran, Ireland, Israel, Japan, Luxembourg, Norway, Sweden, USA, and the UK. Architek's diverse regular repertoire is at once engaging and challenging for audiences, and is presented in a manner inspired by the quartet's belief that given proper context, no audience member should feel alienated by the nature of a performance of contemporary art music.
For more information about Architek, visit: www.architekpercussion.com