February 7 2020

And the winner is… Sacré Tympan!


Gone is the Italianate stage and its lofty separation from the audience. Here, the audience sits in a semi-circle around the musicians and can interact with them, sing and even move around during the concert. With this new format, Musiques de salon by Sacré Tympan is reinventing the concert experience, encouraging active audience participation. An excellent reason to congregate in this unusual “salon”.

Musiques de salon features:
Émilie Girard-Charest: cello and composition
Pierre Labbé: saxophones and compositions
Bernard Falaise: electric guitar
Guillaume Martineau: piano
Pierre Tanguay: drums

Sacré Tympan has been awarded a $15,000 grant for the five-week creation residency administered by Le Vivier. In addition, a $5,000 grant will be awarded to emerging composer Émilie Girard-Charest for the creation of a new work. The Accès culture network will also contribute $5,000 for outreach. 

Musiques de salon will be presented during the 2020-2021 season of the Conseil des arts de Montréal’s Touring Program.

This residency is being offered in partnership with the Accès culture network and the community artistic organization Le Vivier. 

Pierre Labbé. Photo: Patrick La Roque