Title: Libellules
Partner: Resonance New Music
Composer: André Cormier
Performers: Robin Streb, Joel Cormier, Andrew Reed Miller

“Cette pièce n’a pas de véritable début, ni une fin réelle”
“This piece has no real beginning, nor any real end.”


Moncton-based André Cormier’s work has been presented in Canada, the US, Europe and New Zealand. He has written for solo, small and large chamber ensembles, as well as music for opera, dance and collaborative work with visual artists. His works have been commissioned from a variety of artists in Canada, the US and Europe. In 2004 he founded Ensemble Ordinature and has since served as artistic director. He produced their debut recording of Kurt Schwitters’ Ursonate, which is featured on ubu.com and was favourably reviewed in UK new music magazine The Wire. Along with violist Mieka Kohut and artist Donna Kelly, Cormier co-founded CO•LAB, a multi-disciplinary collaborative project. In 2008 he launched Éditions musique SISYPHE (emsis.ca) a music publishing house focusing on experimental music. His piece Piling Sand–Piling Stone 2 was featured at the inaugural concert of Listen/ Space, in Brooklyn, NY.

Resonance New Music has supported the creation and production of experimental music, improvised music, artistic collaborations and new classical music in NB since 1998. From 2002-2013 the company focussed its activity around Motion Ensemble, which performed at New Music Concerts (Toronto), Western Front (Vancouver), E.C.C.S (Edmonton), The Music Gallery (Toronto), La Chappelle Historique du Bon-Pasteur (Montréal), The Ottawa International Chamber Music Festival, Scotia Festival of Music, Montreal’s Jusqu’aux Oreilles, Sound Symposium in Newfoundland, NUMUS (Kitchener), New Works Calgary, New Music North (Thunder Bay), Five Penny New Music Festival (Sudbury), The Art Gallery of Windsor and Open Waters Festival in Halifax. In 2003 Motion Ensemble performed at the legendary New York venue Tonic presented by Mode Records.