RYTHMOPOLIS is a new large-scale immersive event that brings together percussion, acrobatics, dance and new technology. The world premiere will take place on September 6, 7, and 8th on the place des Festivals in the Quartier des spectacles. Fans of music, rhythm and technology, young, and the young at heart, will be able to enjoy this free outdoor show presented all three evenings at 8:30pm, as well as a program of accompanying activities throughout the event.
8 COMPOSERS, 30 MUSICIANS AND 8 DANCERS-ACROBATS
A SIXTRUM creation, this avant-garde production will immerse the public in the heart of the rhythms of the city as they travel through eight tableaux imagined by eight renowned contemporary music composers. Note the participation of the illustrious Tim Brady, whose works have been commissioned and performed by numerous ensembles and orchestras in North America and Australia; Julien-Robert and Julien Compagne (Video Phase), recipients of the 2017 Prix Opus for New Music and Electroacoustic Concert of the Year for Lumens, as well as Jean-François Laporte, Pierre Michaud, Sylvain Pohu, Pierre Olivier Roy, Michel Smith and Jean Piché, pioneer of videomusic. On stage, the six virtuosic percussionists of SIXTRUM Percussion Ensemble will be joined by another 30 extraordinary musicians, including popular percussionist Mélissa Lavergne, co-host of the weekly television show Belle et Bum. Other participating ensembles include Architek Percussion, EP4, TorQ and Ensemble Karel. While the audience is transported by the vibrations of the musical works, the place des Festivals will be inundated by the play of fountains modulated by the rhythms of the music, the movement of instruments surrounding the spectators, and virtual reality interconnected with projections that respond to the movements of musicians, dancers and acrobats.