Ensemble Variances “Cry by Cry / Cri selon cri”

Tuesday, November 3, 2015
8:00 PM
Ensemble Variances & Lisa Bielawa (vocalist/composer)

Studio 700
700 Hamilton Street | google map

Bar opens at 7:00 pm | Concert starts at 8:00 pm
General Admission seating.


Ritual cries, cries of love or pain, cries for help… Cries are the expression of a basic language shared by all human beings and the majority of animals.

This compelling programme is a celebration of cries as a vital force, and a Tranatlantic encounter between two composers-performers, Frances’s Thierry Pécou (Artistic Director of Ensemble Variances) and the United State’s Lisa Bielawa (vocalist with the Philip Glass Ensemble).

From Bielawa’s highly expressive vocalisations to the erotic cries of Pécou’s Les Machines désirantes (Desiring Machines), the composers will interpret their own works with France’s outstanding Ensemble Variances alongside legendary composer John Zorn’s Mastema.

It’s an exchange between continents that you won’t want to miss.





Lisa Bielawa (born 1968)
Gargoyles for solo flute

Thierry Pécou (born 1965)
Soleil-Feu for violin & piano

Lisa Bielawa
Incessabili Voci for voice, flute, clarinet, violin & cello

John Zorn (born 1963)
Mastema for ensemble

Thierry Pécou
Les Machines désirantes for piano, flute, clarinet, saxophone, violin & cello


Ensemble Variances is supported by the French Ministry of Culture (Drac Haute-Normandie), the Région Haute-Normandie, the Sacem, the City of Rouen and the Odia Haute-Normandie.

The North American tour of Ensemble Variances in partnership with the French Institut Paris, the Bureau Export, the Spedidam, and the Adami.

ALSO: Free Composer Salon with Lisa Bielawa and Thierry Pécou
Monday, November 2, 2015  5:30 PM to 7:00 PM
The Startup Studio at The Post at 750
110-750 Hamilton Street | google map


Single Tickets $39 ($4.50 Tickets Tonight service fee not included). $15 students. Order online or call the Music on Main office at 604.879.9888.

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Studio 700 is wheelchair accessible. Please inform Music on Main of any mobility needs when booking your tickets: 604.879.9888 or by email at info@musiconmain.ca.