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Encounters: The Music of Claude Vivier


The Music of Claude Vivier

Please note that this show was cancelled due to COVID-19.

A special Encounters event at Buddies in Bad Times – the largest and longest-running queer theatre in the world.

Claude Vivier has been described as the most important Canadian composer in the second half of the twentieth century yet for years he remained largely unknown in Canada. He lived a life of “no boundaries,” as reflected in his compositions, but sadly he was murdered at only age 34, in his Paris apartment, by a lover he had met in a gay bar.

In anticipation of relaunching his Musik für das ende, Soundstreams opens the conversation to current-day composers and artists: What makes Vivier’s music so special and how are its themes and his tragic life story still relevant today?

With performances by special guests!

The Event

Get ready for Encounters! This special event will brings Encoutners’ free performance and discussion to Buddies in Bad Times’ Cabaret space!

  • Grab a drink, discover and engage with Soundstreams’ music and themes in a new atmosphere.
  • Bring questions for the open Q&A! Encounters is your chance to ask our performers and special guests those questions you’ve always wondered about or take part in a conversation about something new.

Special guests to be announced.