The Thin Edge New Music Collective believes that contemporary music is a powerful medium which has the ability to comment and reflect on modern society in a unique and poignant way. We recognize that the broad range of musical idioms which new music encompasses functions as an important touchstone for contemporary life and as such are passionately dedicated to supporting our peers through commissions and performance. Ultimately we aspire to bring innovative and challenging 20th and 21st century music to audiences both existing and as yet untapped.

The Thin Edge New Music Collective (TENMC) was founded in 2011 by co-artistic directors, pianist Cheryl Duvall and violinist Ilana Waniuk. Since its inception, TENMC has grown to include 8 additional performers and has been responsible for commissioning and premiering 14 new compositions by emerging composers from Canada and abroad with 10 more in the works for their upcoming 2013/2014 season. In addition to presenting a Toronto based concert series, TENMC has participated in residencies at the Banff centre and performed on concert stages across Canada including the University of Calgary’s Happening Festival of New Music and Media, as well as been presented by the Ottawa New Music Creators, Kitchener Waterloo Chamber Music Society, and Open Space Art Society in Victoria. In July 2013 Keys, Wind and Strings a touring concert project of TENMC was featured as ensemble in residence at the soundSCAPE festival of new music in Maccagno, Italy. 

For more info please check out the following interview with TENMC members Cheryl and Ilana in the Musetta Stone:


Thin Edge New Music Collective presents:

May 8th, 2014
8pm Array Space (155 Walnut Ave)
Advanced Tickets:

$18 regular, $13 students/seniors/arts workers


At the Door:
$20 regular, $15 students/seniors/arts workers

Jason Sharp (bass saxophone) + Kaie Kellough (word sound systemizer)

Patrick Murray (conductor)

Onomatopoeia is a collaborative concert exploring the nature of our relationship to sound and the components of  spoken and musical language, featuring guest artists Toronto-based chamber choir GREX, and Montreal-based Jason Sharp (bass saxophone) and Kaie Kellough (word sound systemizer).

For more information please visit our events page.

TENMC's 2013/2014 season is presented with generous support from the Ontario Arts Council and the SOCAN foundation.