Lachrimæ

  • Bozzini Quartet, Les Boréades / Montréal / Nouvelles Musiques 2021: Lachrimæ, Salle Pierre-Mercure – Centre Pierre-Péladeau, Montréal (Québec) [Photograph: Jérôme Bertrand, Montréal (Québec), February 21, 2021]
  • Bozzini Quartet, Les Boréades / Montréal / Nouvelles Musiques 2021: Lachrimæ, Salle Pierre-Mercure – Centre Pierre-Péladeau, Montréal (Québec) [Photograph: Jérôme Bertrand, Montréal (Québec), February 21, 2021]
  • Bozzini Quartet, Les Boréades / Montréal / Nouvelles Musiques 2021: Lachrimæ, Salle Pierre-Mercure – Centre Pierre-Péladeau, Montréal (Québec) [Photograph: Jérôme Bertrand, Montréal (Québec), February 21, 2021]
  • Bozzini Quartet, Les Boréades / Montréal / Nouvelles Musiques 2021: Lachrimæ, Salle Pierre-Mercure – Centre Pierre-Péladeau, Montréal (Québec) [Photograph: Jérôme Bertrand, Montréal (Québec), February 21, 2021]
  • Bozzini Quartet, Les Boréades / Montréal / Nouvelles Musiques 2021: Lachrimæ, Salle Pierre-Mercure – Centre Pierre-Péladeau, Montréal (Québec) [Photograph: Jérôme Bertrand, Montréal (Québec), February 21, 2021]
  • Bozzini Quartet, Les Boréades / Montréal / Nouvelles Musiques 2021: Lachrimæ, Salle Pierre-Mercure – Centre Pierre-Péladeau, Montréal (Québec) [Photograph: Jérôme Bertrand, Montréal (Québec), February 21, 2021]
  • Bozzini Quartet, Les Boréades / Montréal / Nouvelles Musiques 2021: Lachrimæ, Salle Pierre-Mercure – Centre Pierre-Péladeau, Montréal (Québec) [Photograph: Jérôme Bertrand, Montréal (Québec), February 21, 2021]
  • Bozzini Quartet, Les Boréades / Montréal / Nouvelles Musiques 2021: Lachrimæ, Salle Pierre-Mercure – Centre Pierre-Péladeau, Montréal (Québec) [Photograph: Jérôme Bertrand, Montréal (Québec), February 21, 2021]
  • Bozzini Quartet, Les Boréades / Montréal / Nouvelles Musiques 2021: Lachrimæ, Salle Pierre-Mercure – Centre Pierre-Péladeau, Montréal (Québec) [Photograph: Jérôme Bertrand, Montréal (Québec), February 21, 2021]
  • Bozzini Quartet, Les Boréades / Montréal / Nouvelles Musiques 2021: Lachrimæ, Salle Pierre-Mercure – Centre Pierre-Péladeau, Montréal (Québec) [Photograph: Jérôme Bertrand, Montréal (Québec), February 21, 2021]

Video

  • Montréal / Nouvelles Musiques 2021: Lachrimæ
    Recording: Montréal / Nouvelles Musiques 2021: Lachrimæ; Sunday, February 21, 2021
  • Recording: Montréal / Nouvelles Musiques 2021: Lachrimæ; Sunday, February 21, 2021
  • Trailer: Montréal / Nouvelles Musiques 2021: Lachrimæ; February 2021

From baroque to contemporary, four centuries of music at your fingertips! Quatuor Bozzini and Les Boréades de Montréal bring together their respective strings and musical worlds in a programme that is at the antipodes of time. John Dowland’s seven Lachrimæ pavanes, one of the 17th century’s great successes, intertwine with the premieres of the young Canadian composers Trevor Grahl and Thierry Tidrow. Freely inspired by Renaissance astronomy and stellar movements, they propose short compositions that revolve around the pavanes, taking you from one musical planet to another.

For a long time in European thought and education, music was coupled with the disciplines of arithmetic, geometry, and interestingly enough, astrology. This pairing may seem strange now, but it does give a clue in understanding the ethos of renaissance polyphony. When listening to this music, we admire how each voice, like celestial bodies, has its gravitational pull and orbit. The evening begins and ends with star phenomena. A Nova is when a star increases in luminosity and becomes very visible in the sky, and a supernova (first discovered by Brahe) describes the explosion of a star. Surrounding John Dowland’s pavans are six ephemerides, short compositions loosely inspired by Kepler’s (Brahe’s assistant) theories and observations set out in Harmonices Mundi (1619). Each ephemeris presents a trajectory or set of trajectories through which different material unfolds, sometimes in the form of looping canons or stretti, harmonic or rhythmic periods mimicking a system of bodies in orbit, or a slow unwinding of tempo based on increasingly remote orbital velocities.

Ensembles

Programme

  • Thierry Tidrow, Nova (2020-21)
  • John Dowland, Lachrimæ, or Seven Teares (1604)
  • Trevor Grahl, Ephemerides (2020-21)
  • Thierry Tidrow, Supernova (2020-21)

Past concerts

3 Marc 2021
15 Augu 2021
DowlandGrahlTidrow
Online event Pay what you can
21 Febr 2021
7:30 pm
DowlandGrahlTidrow
Online event Live Free access
Montréal (Québec)
21 Febr 2021
7:30 pm
DowlandGrahlTidrow
No audience
Montréal (Québec)