ECM+ Generation2016

Adam Scime

Sabrina Schroeder

Symon Henry

Credit: Jonathan Goulet

Taylor Brook

NAC Co-presentation

  • Taylor Brook Tirant Lo Blanc
  • Symon Henry debout un respir grand comme
  • Sabrina Schroeder Bone Games – shy garden
  • Adam Scime Liminal Pathways

A co-presentation with Ottawa Chamberfest

Crossing Canada from West to East for the 9th time since 2000, the ECM+’s Generation2016 Canadian Tour conducted by Véronique Lacroix presents a new edition of this now legendary project. Nine Canadian cities will host the ECM+: Banff, Edmonton, Victoria, Vancouver, Montreal, Toronto, London, Ottawa and Quebec City. Audiences across the country are invited to discover the new works of four emerging Canadian composers through electrifying performances, where each of them will compete for the $ 5,000 Generation Jury Award and the $ 1,500 Audience Choice Award[1]. Composer-host Gabriel Dharmoo will be on stage, along with ten ECM+ musicians and their conductor, to guide the listeners through four new works that are as unique as they are fascinating, including a concertante piece for soloist flutist Marie-Hélène Breault.

Composers Taylor Brook (AB / NY), Symon Henry (QC), Sabrina Schroeder (CB / Manchester, UK) and Adam Scime (ON) were selected in the summer of 2015 by the jury of Generation2016, now one of the most important composition competitions in the country. In February 2016, the four composers were featured in live composition workshops with ECM+’s musicians and conductor, which gave the public an insider’s look at musical experimentation.

Through Brook’s organic microtonality, Henry’s delicate graphic scores, Scime’s musical structures in motion and the primal vibration of Schroeder’s sound world, listeners will discover that there are as many different methods of composing as there are composers.

The audience in each of the nine destinations of Generation2016 will get to choose the winner of the Audience Choice Award by voting for their favourite piece.


  • Ensemble contemporain de Montréal
  • Véronique Lacroix Conductor
  • Gabriel Dharmoo Host

Artist Links

Ottawa International Chamber Music Festival