Frédérick Gravel performances, on July 4, 5, 11 and 12, 2019 in the evening at Château Dufresne.

Choreographer and dancer Frédérick Gravel defies disciplinary conventions. With this intervention in the rooms of the Château Dufresne, he explores the theatrics of classical music, providing us with the opportunity to listen to a striking concert. Visitors are invited to sit in one of the Château’s spacious, empty rooms and hear an ensemble of musicians give a private performance, as often occurred in the 1920s, when the Dufresne brothers still lived here. Little by little, the condition of some guests appears to be altered, and conventions are quietly subverted. What emerges is a performance evoking the dreams and failures of personages who might have lived in the space.

David Albert-Toth
Kimberley De Jong
Frédérick Gravel
Brianna Lombardo

July 4-5 – Ana Drobac (violin)
July 11-12 – Pemi Paull (viola)

Price: $ 20
Booking online – Seats are limited!
By phone: 514.390.0382 (VISA only)

July 4, 11 and 12 – Sold out


The Air Moves the Voice, The Voice Moves the Air
In the tradition of artist as composer, Steve Bates and collaborator Sophie Trudeau present a minimalist study of the resonant frequencies of Brother André’s Chapel, using the Basilica’s Rodgers organ and a computer. The composition of these frequencies—performed as notes and chords on the organ and sine waves on the computer—will provide source material for the sound installation that will be presented in the three period rooms located in the Oratory. This relocation of the sonic spaces suggests the intricate connections between them, as well as an “ever-presence” and vibrancy that are at the root of Steve Bates’ multiyear investigation into auditory hallucinations.

Sophie Trudeau is a member of the acclaimed band Godspeed You! Black Emperor, known for their legendary concerts and cinematic music. Trudeau has worked with visual artists on many occasions, and her music has been featured on several soundtracks. She recently worked with American filmmaker Jem Cohen on his performance WE HAVE AN ANCHOR, which was presented at EMPAC in New York and at the Barbican in London, among others.

7 pm – Free admission