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Acclaimed composers Jean-Baptiste Barrière and Kaija Saariaho visit in May, as guest composers of our Emerging Composer Workshop. Join us for an intimate concert of their work, plus a discussion afterwards with both composers.


$20 in advance online, $18 for members of Alliance Francaise Toronto. General admission.


An evening with French electronics composer Jean-Baptiste Barrière, and Finnish composer Kaija Saariaho, two of the world’s most prominent contemporary composers. Both will present a selection of their own work, for live musicians, interactive electronic music, and video. The performances will be followed by an intimate discussion with the composers.


  • NoaNoa (1992) by Kaija Saariaho
  • Lonh (1996) by Kaija Saariaho
  • Crossing the Blind Forest (2011) by Jean-Baptiste Barrière
  • Violance (2003) by Jean-Baptiste Barrière

Kaija Saariaho’s appearance is made possible by the Canada Council’s Visiting Foreign Artists Program.