WHO WE ARE

Contact combines 21st Century classical/experimental music with the sensibilities of rock and jazz to form a hybrid chamber ensemble that highlights collaborations with other media, established and emerging composers, performances in alternative spaces, and outreach to underserved communities that stress diversity, collaboration and accessibility.

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NEW RELEASE

Brian Eno: Discreet Music
On the 40th anniversary of the release of Brian Eno's electronic ambient masterpiece Discreet Music, Toronto's classical Contact ensemble, led by artistic director and percussionist Jerry Pergolesi, weighs in with a modern arrangement that harks back to the adventurous experimentalism of the original.

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Formats: CD / Digital
Release Date: 11/13/2015
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COMING UP

Queering Sound
CONTACT PERFORMS AT QUEERING SOUND 2016
Saturday, June 4, 7:30-11pm
Pyramid Atlantic Art Centre
823o Georgia Ave, Silver Spring, Maryland 20910
$10
Discreet Music @ (le) Poisson Rouge
CONTACT PERFORMS BRIAN ENO'S DISCREET MUSIC AT (LE) POISSON ROUGE
Sunday, June 12, 7pm
(Le) Poisson Rouge
158 Bleeker Street, New York, New York 10012
$20
Purchase Tickets
A Gossamer Bit: Toronto Pride
CD RELEASE! THE MUSIC OF ALLISON CAMERON AND MORE
Thursday, June 16, 8pm
Featuring the music of Allison Cameron, also with music by Julius Eastman and more.
Music Gallery
197 John St, Toronto
$10
Free for persons under 18yrs
A Gossamer Bit/Discreet Music (Double Bill)
CONTACT PERFORMS AT Open Space A double bill featuring music from our collaboration with Allison Cameron: A Gossamer Bit And our most recent release Discreet Music
Sunday, June 26
6:30PM
Open Space
510 Fort Street, 2nd floor
Victoria, British Columbia, V8W 1E6
Advance: $16 general, $11 students/seniors/members
Door: $20 general, $15 students/seniors/members
Discreet Music @ Mountain View Cemetery
CONTACT PERFORMS BRIAN ENO'S DISCREET MUSIC AT MOUNTAIN VIEW CEMETERY
Saturday, June 25
Presented by The Little Chamber Music Series That Could
Celebration Hall
Mountain View Cemetery
5455 Fraser Street
Vancouver, British Columbia
Free!
Queer Arts Festival
CONTACT PERFORMS AT QUEER ARTS FESTIVAL 2016: STONEWALL WAS A RIOT
Monday, June 27, 7pm
June 27 @ 7:00 pm
Performance Centre | Roundhouse Community Arts & Recreation Centre,
181 Roundhouse Mews, Vancouver, British Columbia V6Z 2@3 
Music from Scratch
FREE WORKSHOP FOR YOUTH
Monday, July 11 to Friday, July 15, 2016

 

In partnership with the Canadian Music Centre Music From Scratch is a FREE week-long workshop for youth between the ages of 18 and 25 to create music with Contact and visiting composer (TBA) with a final concert presentation on Friday.

 

NO EXPERIENCE NECESSARY!
Just a willingness to learn and explore your own inner creativity

 

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THE ENSEMBLE

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Nick Bobas
Double bass/bass
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Mary Katherine Finch
Cello
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Sarah Fraser Raff
Violin
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Wallace Halladay
Saxophones
 

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Rob MacDonald

Guitar

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Jerry Pergolesi

Percussion

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Allison Wiebe

Piano

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