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. Described as “..a unique and exciting formation that fascinates its audiences with a synthesis of utmost precision and unrivaled vitality.”(Michael Quell, Composer -Fulda, Germany), and “One of Toronto hottest and bravest new music collectives” (Michael Vincent - Musical Toronto), TENMC was founded in 2011 by co-artistic directors, pianist Cheryl Duvall and violinist Ilana Waniuk. Since its inception, TENMC has grown to include 13 of Canada’s brightest emerging performers and is passionately dedicated to supporting their peers through commissioning and performance, bringing innovative and eclectic 20th and 21st century music to audiences both existing and as yet untapped.
TENMC has been responsible for commissioning and premiering numerous compositions by emerging composers from Canada and abroad including 7 more over the course of their upcoming 2015/2016 season. In addition to presenting a Toronto based concert series, TENMC has participated in artistic 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 Ottawa New Music Creators, Kitchener Waterloo Chamber Music Society, New Works Edmonton, New Music Calgary, Music on Main and The Little Chamber Music Series that Could in Vancouver, Open Space in Victoria, University of Guelph, Wilfrid Laurier University, University of Manitoba, The Music Gallery in Toronto and most recently as part of the NUMUS Emerging Artist Series in Waterloo.  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 in July 2013, and participated in a residency/concert project in July 2014 at Le Pantographe in Moutier, Switzerland. 
Upcoming Events:

Thin Edge is about to embark on an adventure in Buenos Aires! TENMC members, Chelsea Shanoff (saxophone), Nathan Petitpas (percussion), Cheryl Duvall (piano) and Ilana Waniuk (violin) will travel to Argentina from November 5th to Nov 15th to collaborate with Argentinian pianist Laura Ventemiglia. TENMC and Laura will present works by Linda Catlin Smith, Colin Labadie, Claude Vivier, Marcelo F. Lazcano, Marcos Franciosi and Pablo Freiberg among others. We would like to extend an enormous thank you to the Canada Council for the Arts for supporting our upcoming travel. We are incredibly grateful for their support of our Canadian/Argentinian cultural exchange and are so excited for this wonderful opportunity to share, perform and collaborate with our Argentinian friends both composers and performers!

Light Show
               Sunday, Nov 29th, 8pm, 2015                

(197 John Street, Toronto)

Online in Advance
$18 regular
$13 MGmember/senior/student/arts worker
(Please click on the Be-Mused link below to purchase)

At the door: $20 regular, $15 MG member/senior/student/arts worker

Inspired by the 2015 year of Light and Light Sciences, “Light show” will showcase the Toronto premiere of “Music for Lamps”, an installation and performance work for 12 sound and light emitting lamps created and performed by Montreal-based guest artists Adam Basanta, Max Stein and Julian Stein. Light show will also include the world premiere of Waldemar Haffkine (2015) for violin and piano by Michael Oesterle*, Tristan Murail’s seminal spectral masterpiece Treize Couleurs du Soleil Couchant with illuminations created by Toronto-based artist Sonja Rainey, and Nicaraguan-American composer and guitarist Gabriel José Bolaños Chamorro’s “A Trip Down Market Street” for chamber ensemble and silent film. Please visit our events page for more details.

*Waldemar Haffkine is generously commissioned by Daniel Cooper
Light Show is co-presented by The Music Gallery with generous support from the Ontario Arts Council, the Toronto Arts Council, and Arraymusic.

The Thin Edge New Music Collective is deeply honoured to have been chosen as an Ensemble-In-Residence at Arraymusic for our 2015/2016 season. Arraymusic has not only been at the vanguard of contemporary music making in Toronto for over four decades but has also been a staunch supporter of established and emerging Canadian composers as well as fostering a rich variety of art and music making through innovative programming and the existence of Array Space. Array Space provides an invaluable resource as a venue for performance and rehearsal to a diverse array of artists in the GTA. As an emerging ensemble/concert presenter TENMC has looked to Arraymusic, one of Canada's premiere contemporary music organizations, as a role model in terms of innovation, quality of production and their incredible work fostering community within the arts in Toronto. We're thrilled to accept this wonderful opportunity and look forward to sharing the fruits of our residency with you over the course of our 5th season! 

Save the date! In January 2016, Thin Edge will be returning to our roots and performing at Wilfrid Laurier University's  Laurier New Music Festival. Click here for more details! 

Visit our Events or  2015-2016 Season page to find out more about what's in store for TENMC's upcoming 5th season!

TENMC's 2015-2016 Season is presented with generous support from: