No Hay Banda

NO HAY BANDA is a Montreal-based non-profit organization committed to the production, performance, and promotion of musical events rooted in exploratory and avant-garde practices. Through our annual concert series in Montreal, along with a number of touring productions, NO HAY BANDA provides a space for artists working on the fringes of established genres to realize projects that would not take place otherwise.

NO HAY BANDA promotes music born of a generation that sees no barriers between musical genres, theatre, performative arts and contemporary culture. Productions are designed to broaden and challenge the musical experience of the audience, showcasing the work of the intergenerational avant-garde that takes its roots in pop/rock, DIY culture and post-war experimentation.

NO HAY BANDA has made its mark in Canadian programming and performance as an organization at the forefront of musical creativity and innovation. We view the performance space not as a museum for the reproduction of historical works, but rather as a space full of potential to be exploited, shaped, and transformed to serve the presentation of new and stimulating artistic ventures.

In addition to programming a wide range of Canadian and international artists, NO HAY BANDA hosts and commissions composers to create new works in close collaboration with a core group of Montreal-based musicians associated with the organization. These works are then toured and performed by the group outside of Montreal, promoting and contributing to the reciprocal exchange that is so important within the international artistic community.

NO HAY BANDA was founded in 2016 by three Montreal-based musicians: Daniel Áñez, Noam Bierstone, and Geneviève Liboiron. We launched the independent record label No Hay Discos in 2021.