About

Thin Edge New Music Collective (TENMC) is a Toronto-based ensemble dedicated to ingenuity, collaboration, and artistic excellence in the programming and performance of contemporary music.  Founded in 2011 by co-artistic directors pianist Cheryl Duvall and violinist Ilana Waniuk, TENMC has performed across Canada, Italy and Argentina, and participated in residencies at the Banff Centre, Avaloch Farms New Music Initiative in New Hampshire and Le Pantographe in Switzerland. In addition to producing a regular concert series, TENMC has commissioned over 50 works from composers across Canada and beyond. Recent collaborations include “Raging Against the Machine” (RATM), a cultural exchange with Montreal-based Ensemble Paramirabo which toured across Canada in 2015 and 2017, coinciding with the release of a joint album on Vancouver-based Redshift Records and ”Balancing on the Edge”(BOTE), a large-scale production integrating theatre, dance, multi-media, new music and new circus, in partnership with ‘A Girl In The Sky Productions.’ Described as “provocative, thrilling and thought-provoking..” (Musicworks) and “a high-water mark for what multimedia storytelling can do “(The Wholenote), BOTE was presented at Toronto’s 2016 Nuit Blanche festival and in association with Harbourfront Centre’s NextSteps Dance Series (November 2016). Thin Edge has established a reputation as “one of Toronto’s hottest and bravest new music collectives” (Musical Toronto), and “one of the city's most forward-thinking DIY chamber ensembles“ (Mechanical Forest Sound). TENMC has been showcased as an Ensemble in Residence at Wilfrid Laurier University's 2016 40th Anniversary New Music festival, the Soundscape festival of new music in Maccagno, Italy and has 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, Innovations en concert, New Works Edmonton, New Music Calgary, Music on Main, The Little Chamber Music Series That Could, Open Space in Victoria, The Music Gallery in Toronto and as part of the NUMUS Emerging Artist Series in Waterloo. In Nov 2015 with generous support from the Canada Council for the Arts, TENMC had the privilege to perform in Argentina as part of the Ciclo de Música Contemporánea at the Teatro Nacional Cervantes in Buenos Aires as part of a cross cultural exchange with performers and composers from Argentina and Canada. TENMC is proud to be an ensemble in residence with Arraymusic for their 2017/2018 season 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.

 



Upcoming Events:

'LAUNCHING'

May 11th, 2018

Doors: 7:30pm 

Show: 8pm 

Array Space, 155 Walnut Ave


Tickets PWY: $25 suggested

Facebook Event


Featuring works by:


Linda Catlin Smith
Steven Webb
Luciano Berio
Kaija Saariaho 
Jason Doell (world premiere)

Silent auction, raffles, prizes, food and drink!! 
 

Join TENMC for an evening of new music, sharing and giving. All funds raised go directly to composer honoraria, and production costs for the final concert of our 2017-18 season - Fusing: Premieres VII.

Your generosity past, present and future goes a long way towards fostering early career artists and their work! Interested in supporting, but can’t attend the event?

Visit our GoFundMe page to make a donation.


Launching: A Fundraising Concert is generously supported by:

Henderson Brewing Co

Nadège Patisserie

The Ten Spot

Long and McQuade

Collective Arts Brewing

Arraymusic


*Extra special thanks to the following individuals for their support and donations*

Christina Volpini

Adrienne Marcus Raja

Nick Storring

Jennie Punter

Rick Sacks + Linda Catlin Smith

Dan Tapper

Olaf Szester

Rebecca Leonard

Suhashini Arulanandam

Kristin Messina

Christine Bowers

Ryan Scott

John Duvall + Ed Foley

Pam Duvall

Jeff Duvall + Katie Ratcliffe

Cheryl Duvall

Ilana Waniuk

Kai Masaoka

Susan Canon


Thin Edge New Music Collective and The Music Gallery present:

'FUSING: Premieres VII'

June 22nd, 2018

Doors 7:30pm

Show 8:00pm
918 Bathurst


Tickets: $22 Advanced, $25 At the Door, $20 Music Gallery Members/Seniors/Arts Workers, $15 Students

 

Featuring:

Jason Sharp and Kaie Kellough
Rebecca Leonard
Amy Hull
Juro Kim Feliz
Viola Yip
Sonja Rainey
Janet Sit
Dan Tapper
Patrick McGraw

 



Travel outside the new musical box with a twist on TENMC's annual premieres series. Fusing will include 6 new interdisciplinary premieres fusing new music with dance, circus, literary, visual, theatrical and media arts by emerging and established artists from near and far!


 

 'Fusing' is presented with generous support from the Toronto Arts Council, Ontario Arts Council, The Music Gallery, Arraymusic and Dream Cymbals. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


Thin Edge New Music Collective is deeply honoured to have been chosen to continue our role as an Ensemble-In-Residence at Arraymusic for our 2017/2018 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 performers and 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 continuing to share the fruits of our residency with you over the course of our 7th season!

 


 
Visit our Events or  2017/2018 Season page to find out more about what's in store for TENMC's 7th season!

   
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