ECM+’s Generation2018 returns to the NAC! Crossing Canada from West to East for the 10th time since 2000, this uniquely Canadian Tour, conducted by Véronique Lacroix, presents a new edition of this now legendary project.
Considered one of the most important composition competitions in the country, composers Sophie Dupuis (NB), Patrick Giguère (QC/Birmingham, UK), James O’Callaghan (BC/Montreal), and Thierry Tidrow (ON/Cologne, Germany) were selected in the summer of 2017 by the jury of Generation2018. Eight Canadian cities will host the ECM+ tour: Banff, Calgary, Vancouver, Winnipeg, Montreal, Quebec City, Toronto, and Ottawa. 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. Composer-host Gabriel Dharmoo will be on stage, along with ten ECM+ musicians and Véronique Lacroix, to guide the listeners through four new works that are as unique as they are fascinating.
The audience in each of the eight destinations of Generation2018 will get to choose the winner of the Audience Choice Award by voting for their favourite piece.