Du nord

Alissa Cheung

Du nord has been performed in Saint-Raphaël-d’Albertville, L’Isle-Verte and Montréal…

When I was asked by Fondation Arte Musica to take inspiration from a work by Jean Paul Riopelle, I was naturally drawn to his depiction of birds. I have long been fascinated by the stamina and beauty of bird migration patterns, and am always overjoyed to catch a glimpse of flocks in their formations. I am also impressed with the teamwork and solidarity of certain species, like geese, who take turns leading the pack or who break off into a smaller group if one bird is too sick or too weak to make a long trip.

In light of current events, this piece is a call to remain strong and united in our communities. It is also a call to conservancy of wetlands and other vital ecosystems so that we can continue to learn from and be inspired by nature.

Premiere

  • March 27, 2021, Imaginaire Nord, Montréal (Québec)

Du nord

  • Alissa Cheung
  • Year of composition: 2020
  • Duration: 16:00
  • Instrumentation: string quartet
  • Commission: Fondation Arte Musica — Salle Bourgie

Video

  • Recording: Alissa Cheung: Du nord; Bozzini Quartet; Imaginaire Nord

Concerts

29 Nove 2020
2:30 pm
Postponed: Saturday, March 27, 2021
ButterfieldCheungGarchikJolasMartinSatieTagaq
In person
Montréal (Québec)
1 Dece 2020
6:30 pm
Postponed: Saturday, March 27, 2021
ButterfieldCheungGarchikJolasMartinSatieTagaq
In person
Montréal (Québec)
18 Marc 2021
CheungGarchikTagaq
In person Workshop
Montréal (Québec)
26 Marc 2021
CheungGarchikTagaq
In person Workshop
Montréal (Québec)
27 Marc 2021
2:30 pm
ButterfieldCheungGarchikJolasMartinSatieTagaq
Online event Live
Montréal (Québec)
27 Marc 2021
2:30 pm
ButterfieldCheungGarchikJolasMartinSatieTagaq
No audience
Montréal (Québec)
28 Marc 2021
10 Apri 2021
ButterfieldCheungGarchikJolasMartinSatieTagaq
Online event
7 Octo 2021
8:00 pm
BrochardCheungGuéninOesterle
In person
Saint-Raphaël-d’Albertville (Québec)
17 Octo 2021
8:00 pm
CheungHétuOesterle
In person
L’Isle-Verte (Québec)