Born in Cuba, Evelin Ramón completed a Master in Composition at the Université de Montréal, under the direction of composer Ana Sokolovic. She continues her doctorate studies in composition at the Université de Montréal under the direction of Pierre Michaud. She studied piano, choir direction and singing at the Music Conservatory in Santiago de Cuba, as well as composition at the University of the Arts of La Havana with Cuban composers Juan Piñera and Louis Aguirre.
Evelin Ramón has won first prizes in composition at the Music Festival of the Universidad de las Artes de La Habana, she also won the Serge Garant Composition Competition in 2011. In 2014, she was one of the four composers that formed part of the Génération Competition 2014 organized by the Ensemble contemporain de Montréal (ECM+) under the direction of Véronique Lacroix.
Evelin Ramón is one of the hosts of the radio program Pulsar, dedicated entirely to contemporary music on CISM 89.3 in Montréal. Her music has been played in Canada, Spain, Germany, Venezuela, France, Mexico, Denmark, Greenland, Chile, United-States and Cuba.
Evelin Ramón has received scholarships from the Conseil des arts et des lettres du Québec (CALQ) and many excellence grants from the Université de Montréal, the Fonds de Recherche du Québec - Société et Culture (FRQSC).
At the moment her work is mainly focused on projects of interpretation and composition touching theater, contemporary, electronic and popular music such as New Jazz, Afro- Cuban music. She also works in the Weird Poetry project, which she conducts with singer, composer and pianist Neisy Wilson.
CHARLOTTE LAYEC AND FRIENDS
Charlotte Layec, clarinetist, began her musical training in France before continuing in Montreal. A versatile artist, she performs many different musical aesthetics including classical and contemporary repertoire (Trio Émerillon) as well as electroacoustic music and free improvisation (Ensemble ILÉA). Her skills as a performer have led her to perform with the Orchestre Symphonique de Montréal, under the direction of Kent Nagano, as well as with the Nouvel Ensemble Moderne, led by Lorraine Vaillancourt. An artist engaged with the development of new music, Charlotte Layec has developed an interest in musical creation and mixed music (Collectif Bakalari). Her approach focuses on the process of “co-creation” inherent in the collaboration between a composer and performer, and more specifically on the evolution of the notion of “interpretation” engendered by this process.
Jullian Hoff's creative fields are shared between works for media and multimedia comprovisations. He draws his inspiration from themes such as lyrical abstraction, surrealism, the place of the human face of technology, techno-culture, post-humanism. Since 2011 his work focuses on mixed music works with video and generative and algorithmic systems. He explore areas of human-machine dialogue and although based on written bases, he likes to leave room for spontaneity by resorting to comprovisation and by developing reactive and / or generative digital systems. https://jullianhoff.com
Bakarlari is a collective of soloists dedicated to the exploration of new sounds and overcoming creative barriers. Bringing together instruments not often seen on stage together — tuba, trumpet, and clarinet — the ensemble strives above all else to expand the solo contemporary repertoire as well as fostering the development of close collaboration between composer and performer. This results in an intimate concert experience that will push you out of your comfort zone.
Vincent Fliniaux is a freelance sound artist based in Montreal. A jazz musician, graduated in musicology and from the modern music conservatory in France, he finished his studies at the University of Montreal in 2016, learning digital music, audio engineering and orchestration.He listen to the world in a musical and ecological way but he also loves to transform this material in some out of the world new sounds. His personal projects vary between electroacoustic, field recording and noise music. www.vincentfliniaux.com