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 12 of Canada’s brightest emerging performers and  has been responsible for commissioning and premiering numerous compositions by emerging composers from Canada and abroad with 13 more in the works for our upcoming 2014/2015 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, and Open Space Art Society in Victoria.  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.  In September and November of 2014, TENMC will be showcased as part of the NUMUS Emerging Artist Series in Waterloo, Ontario.

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

Upcoming Events:


Please join us Sept 28th as we launch our 2014-2015 season!

Unusual Spectrum IV

Sunday, September 28th, 2014
8pm, Array space (155 Walnut Ave, Toronto)

Online in Advance through Be-Mused: $18 regular, $13 senior/student/ arts worker

At the Door: $20 regular, $15 senior/student/ arts worker

Join us for an eclectic evening of contemporary chamber music including works by Luigi Nono, Alex Mincek, and Chaya Czernowin and featuring special guest guitarist Nilan Perera performing improvisations for prepared guitar.

Please visit our events page for more details.

This concert is presented in association with Arraymusic .

*TENMC's 2014-2015 season is presented with generous support from the  Ontario Arts Council and the Canada Council for the Arts,