Will It Float?: in conversation with Sarah Pagé
Despite her reputation as a dream collaborator, the Montreal-based experimental harpist Sarah Pagé seems to steal the spotlight wherever she goes.
New Saturday Night
Respectable Montreal likes to prance around pretending that Montreal of ill repute isn’t lurking just beneath its surface, waiting to emerge like a werewolf in Paris-lite, beneath the gleam of a silvery moon. But it’s there.
The May edition of Play Recent features notes on the art of Dempsey Bob, Rhinoceros in Love at the Montreal Fringe Festival, Nicole Lizée performed by Collectif9, an overdue pilgrimage to Schwartz’s Deli, and how to finally leave a cult.
Forty Whacks: notes on Lizzie (the Musical)
Lizzie (the Musical) came together by the grace of love and support from within and beyond its team, in a town where musical theatre can’t (and shouldn’t) take itself too seriously.
Phantom Power: in conversation with Ky Brooks
Omnivorous palates for genre and style characterize contemporary experimental music scenes, and none seems more voracious than Ky’s new work, a densely layered recording that was conceived during the pandemic’s depths.
Enfant de Bohème: in conversation with Michel Beaulac
Michel Beaulac has served as the Opera de Montreal’s Artistic Director for 15 years, and shows no signs of slowing down. The company is ending 2023 with an exquisite new production of Madama Butterfly, and gearing up for its next two seasons.
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