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Thin Edge New Music Collective believes that contemporary music is a powerful medium which has the ability to comment and reflect on modern society in a unique and poignant way. Described as “..a unique and exciting formation that fascinates its audiences with a synthesis of utmost precision and unrivaled vitality.”(Michael Quell, Composer -Fulda, Germany), and “One of Toronto hottest and bravest new music collectives” (Michael Vincent - Musical Toronto), TENMC was founded in 2011 by co-artistic directors, pianist Cheryl Duvall and violinist Ilana Waniuk. Since its inception, TENMC has grown to include 13 of Canada’s brightest emerging performers and is passionately dedicated to supporting their peers through commissioning and performance, bringing innovative and eclectic 20th and 21st century music to audiences both existing and as yet untapped.
TENMC has been responsible for commissioning and premiering numerous compositions by emerging composers from Canada and abroad including 7 more over the course of their upcoming 2015/2016 season. In addition to presenting a Toronto based concert series, TENMC has participated in artistic residencies at the Banff Centre and performed on concert stages across Canada including the University of Calgary’s Happening Festival of New Music and Media, as well as been presented by Ottawa New Music Creators, Kitchener Waterloo Chamber Music Society, New Works Edmonton, New Music Calgary, Music on Main and The Little Chamber Music Series that Could in Vancouver, Open Space in Victoria, University of Guelph, Wilfrid Laurier University, University of Manitoba, The Music Gallery in Toronto and most recently as part of the NUMUS Emerging Artist Series in Waterloo.  Keys, Wind and Strings, a touring concert project of TENMC, was featured as ensemble in residence at the SoundSCAPE festival of new music in Maccagno, Italy in July 2013, and participated in a residency/concert project in July 2014 at Le Pantographe in Moutier, Switzerland. TENMC is thrilled to announce their appointment as Ensemble-In-Residence at Arrayspace for 2015/2016.

2015/2016 Season

Light Show

Sunday, Nov 29th, 2015

8pm, The Music Gallery (197 John Street)

Inspired by the 2015 year of Light and Light Sciences, “Light show” will feature the Toronto premiere of “Music for Lamps”, an installation and performance work for 12 sound and light emitting lamps created and performed by Montreal-based guest artists Adam Basanta, Max Stein and Julian Stein. Light show will also include the world premiere of a new work by Michael Oesterle, Tristan Murail’s seminal spectral masterpiece Treize Couleurs du Soleil Couchant, and Nicaraguan-American composer and guitarist Gabriel José Bolaños Chamorro’s “A Trip Down Market Street” for chamber ensemble and silent film.

Premieres V

Friday, February 12th 2016

8pm, Arrayspace (155 Walnut Ave)

Join us for an evening of firsts! TENMC presents 7 new works by emerging composers from across Canada and abroad: Andrez Tereszkowski, Cecelia Livingston, Emily Hall, Luke Nickel, Annie Hui-Hsin Hsieh, Jessica Mays and Brooks Frederickson.


“Are You Ready Brother?”

Friday, June 17th 2016

8pm, Arrayspace (155 Walnut Ave)

This concert is dedicated to showcasing the music of Russian-Canadian composer Nikolai Sergeevich Korndorf. Featured compositions include; “Yarilo” for solo piano, “Are you Ready Brother?”for piano trio, and “Dance in Metal in honour of John Cage” for solo percussionist. Our program will also include the premiere of a new work by former Korndorf student Gregory Lee Newsome as well as a pre-concert lecture by Newsome detailing Korndorf’s life and musical legacy.


All Tickets:

Online In Advance via Be-Mused: $18 regular, $13 students/seniors/arts workers

At the door: $20 regular, $15 students/seniors/arts workers

TENMC’s 2015/2016 season is presented with generous support from Arraymusic, the Canada Council for the Arts and the Toronto Arts Council. 

2014/2015 Season

Unusual Spectrum IV

Sunday, September 28th, 2014                                                                                                                                                
8pm, Array Space, (155 Walnut Ave)

Join us for an eclectic evening of contemporary chamber music including works by Luigi Nono, Alex Mincek, and Chaya Czernowin and featuring special guest guitarist Nilan Perera performing improvisations for prepared guitar.
This concert is generously  presented in association with Arraymusic .*

Cuatro Esquinas

Thursday, Nov 6th, 2014                                                                                                                                                         
8pm, Gallery 345 (345 Sorauren Ave)

Cuatro Esquinas (Four Corners) is a collaborative concert project and cultural exchange featuring members of Thin Edge and visiting special guest artist, Argentinian pianist Laura Ventemiglia. In addition to works by established and emerging composers from both countries including Cecilia Villenueva, Marcos Franciosi and Gerardo Gandini from Argentina and Canadian composers Linda Catlin Smith, Mark Molnar and Adam Scime, our program will also feature two new works created especially for this project by Marcos Franciosi (Argentina) and Mark Molnar (Canada).  Rounding out the concert is a new duo for violin and piano by Marcelo F. Lazcano (Chile/USA) and selections for Karlheinz Stockhausen’s Natural Durations for solo piano as well as Daughters of the Lonesome Isle for prepared piano by John Cage.

Raging Against the Machine

Thursday, February 19th, 2015                                                                                                                                                                
8pm,  Music Gallery (St. George the Martyr Church -197 John Street)

'Raging Against the Machine' is an innovative concert program uniting emerging contemporary music ensembles from two of Canada's largest cultural centres. Ensemble Paramirabo (Montreal) and Thin Edge New Music Collective (Toronto) join forces to present a concert of works for double sextet including three new commissions by composers from Montreal and Toronto. This project aims to establish meaningful connections between artists and organizations with distinct geographical, cultural and linguistic identities.  ‘Raging Against the Machine’ features Steve Reich's Double Sextet, Louis Andriessen's Workers' Union, and a new work by Brian Harman for all 12 musicians. Additionally the program will include a new composition written for each respective ensemble by Anna Höstman* (Toronto) and Patrick Giguère (Montreal).

With  generous support from  the Canada Council for the Arts TENMC and Ensemble Paramirabo will be bringing ‘Raging Against the Machine’ to venues across Canada between February and April 2015 including performances presented by  New Music Edmonton, New Works Calgary, University of Manitoba, Wilfrid Laurier University, Music on Main/Little Chamber Music Series that could in Vancouver, and Open Space Art Society in Victoria.

*Canada Council for the Arts and Toronto Arts Council Commission.

This concert is co-presented with The Music Gallery  and  with generous support from the Toronto Arts Council, the SOCAN foundation, the Ontario Arts Council,ArraymusicRoger D. Moore,  the Conseil des arts et lettres du Québec and the Canada Council for the Arts.

April is the Cruelest Month

Sunday, April 12th, 2015                                                                                                                                                                       
8pm, Gallery 345 (345 Sorauren Ave)

April is the Cruelest Month is a concert program exploring the concept of “cut poetry” in musical form. Our concert will feature Lukas Foss’s seminal work “13 ways of Looking at a Blackbird” (voice, piano, flute and percussion) , ‘Pourriez-vous être le couteau dans ma vie?” by Laurie Radford (piano trio with live electronics), and world premieres by Canadian composers Tawnie Olson and Emilie LeBel.*

*Ontario Arts Council Commission

Premieres IV

Friday, June 12th, 2015                                                                                                                                                                            
8pm, Array Space (155 Walnut Ave)

Join us for an evening of firsts! Premieres IV  will feature brand new works by emerging composers from across Canada and abroad including  Emily Hall (Montreal), Annie Hui-hsin hsieh (Australia), Colin Labadie (Guelph), Sophie Dupuis (Toronto), Jenny Beck (USA). Also featuring the world premiere of "Chill" by Irish composer Stephen Gardner for violin and piano.
This concert is generously  presented in association with Arraymusic.*

All Tickets:
In Advance: $18 regular, $13 senior/student/arts worker
At the door: $20 regular, $15 senior/student/arts worker

TENMC's 2014-2015 season is presented with generous support from the Ontario Arts Council.
Unusual Spectrum IV and Premieres IV are  presented in association with Arraymusic.*
"Raging Against the Machine"  is presented with generous support from the Toronto Arts Council, the SOCAN Foundation, the Ontario Arts CouncilArraymusic,Roger D. Moore,  the Conseil des arts et lettres du Québec and the Canada Council for the Arts..**