Ensemble de musique contemporaine (Contemporary Music Ensemble)
Under the direction of conductor Jean-Michaël Lavoie
The Ensemble de musique contemporaine de l’Université de Montréal is a creation and artistic research platform. The student collective that makes up this ensemble is mandated with reflecting on the different ways of creating music today.
As precursors and future achievers of a vision of the music of tomorrow, students in the Ensemble collaborate on projects that generate innovative ideas in the context of an ever-changing musical world.
« What I aim for is creation making a difference in people’s lives, as it has for a long time in mine. I want to stand up and address them directly, in order to share my way of seeing, of hearing and understanding music. I want to take strong action that goes beyond my simple practice as a conductor. I want to make musical creation a means for people to better connect with one another. »
— Jean-Michaël Lavoie, conductor and director of the Ensemble de musique contemporaine