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March 11–13, 2005

Presented by Continuum, the Royal Ontario Museum’s Institute for Contemporary Culture and the Consulat général de France, this unique three-day event of concerts and symposium explores new music and its philosophical, sociological and psychological underpinnings.

The interplay of diverse perspectives will open insights into key cultural questions of our age and locate new music’s form along the continuum of culture.

L’Oreille fine Concert
March 11, 2005, 8 pm
Church of the Redeemer
162 Bloor Street West, Toronto, ON, CA, M5S 1M4 map
  1. Marc-André DalbavieFR
  2. Luc FerrariFR
  3. Thierry PécouFR
  4. Kaija SaariahoFI/FR
  5. Ronald Bruce SmithCA/US
  6. Nicolas GilbertCA

* Premiered by Continuum
† Continuum Commission
‡ CBC Commission

L’Oreille fine Symposium and Concert
March 12, 2005, 10 am – 5 pm
Royal Ontario Museum
100 Queen's Park, Toronto, ON, CA, M5S 2C6 map
  1. Linda BouchardCA
  2. Tristan MurailFR
L’Oreille fine Concert
March 13, 2005, 2 pm
Royal Ontario Museum
100 Queen's Park, Toronto, ON, CA, M5S 2C6 map
  1. Linda BouchardCA
  2. Manoa
    Thierry PécouFR
  3. Nicolas GilbertCA

* Canada Council Commission
† Premiered by Continuum
‡ Continuum Commission

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Gary Michael Dault


  • Mark Kingwell – author and philosopher
  • Wayne Koestenbaum – poet, essayist
  • novelist and professor of literature
  • John Bentley Mays – author and art critic
  • Jordan Peterson – psychologist
  • Russell Smith – author and cultural critic
  • Jan Zwicky – poet, musician and philosopher

Panel of Practitioners

  • Peter Hatch – composer, artistic director and professor of composition
  • Linda C. Smith – composer and teacher
  • Michael Snow – artist and musician


Continuum’s ensemble, with Patrick Gallois conducting


Free admission to all events.


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