Gaudeamus: Reconstructed

April 4, 2014, 8 pm
The Music Gallery
918 Bathurst Street, Toronto, ON, CA, M5R 3G5 map

Continuum, Arraymusic and the Music Gallery join forces to bring the artistic vision of The Netherlands’ famed Gaudeamus Muziekweek to Toronto. For decades Gaudeamus has been one of the most important breeding grounds for new directions in music. In this two-night summit, local and Dutch musicians and video artists express the latest in improvisation, and the ensembles of Continuum and Arraymusic are joined by Dutch musicians in works that crackle with Gaudeamus spirit.

➜ Watch the Gaudeamus: Reconstructed preview video
➜ Read Gaudeamus Muziekweek director Henk Heuvelmans' blog post about Gaudeamus: Reconstructed


  1. Louis AndriessenNL
  2. Babbitt *†
    Michael OesterleCA
  3. eldritch PriestCA
  4. Yannis KyriakidesCY/NL

* Premiered by Continuum
† Conseil des arts et des lettres du Québec Commission

This performance features the World Premiere of Babbitt by Michael Oesterle.
Each of tonight’s composers is connected to Gaudeamus:

Louis Andriessen: Gaudeamus winner (1959)
Yannis Kyriakides: Gaudeamus winner (2000)
eldritch Priest: Gaudeamus official selection (2000)
Michael Oesterle: Gaudeamus winner (1995)


Continuum’s ensemble with The Array Ensemble, Michiel van Dijk (saxophone), Koen Kaptijn (trombone), Nora Mulder (piano), Rob MacDonald (guitar), Bas Wiegers (conductor).


$30 adults / $20 seniors & arts workers & Music Gallery members / $10 students.
Tickets available at the door on the night of the performance.

Other activity

Gaudeamus: Deconstructed/Reconstructed also includes:
Gaudeamus: Deconstructed, April 3
Local vs. Global: a roundtable discussion, April 3 & 4
Emerging Composer Workshop with 7090, April 5
All activity takes place at The Music Gallery



Gaudeamus Muziekweek Buma Cultuur The Music Gallery Array Music International Society for Contemporary Music Conseil des arts et des letters Quebec Consulate General of The Netherlands

Gaudeamus: Reconstructed