France’s Hanatsu Miroir presents a program centered around the works of Canadian composer, Samuel Andreyev. Ranging from solo pieces to works using the full quartet’s unusual instrumentation (flute/clarinet/percussion/cello), the ensemble focuses on multidisciplinary pieces that involve poetry, dance, visual and video art with the goal of bringing contemporary music to the masses.
Samuel Andreyev grew up in the town of Kincardine, moving with his family to Toronto in 1988. Enrolling in The Royal Conservatory of Music he studied cello and oboe as well as composition. He settled in Paris in 2003 to study composition, initially with Allain Gaussin, then with Frédéric Durieux at the Paris Conservatoire. His music is performed throughout the world, and has been featured in numerous portrait concerts, CDs and films.
This concert will premiere Mr. Andreyev’s newest works as just released on Hanatsu Miroir’s Music With No Edges CD.
HANATSU Miroir was founded in 2010. Resulting from the encounter of flutist Ayako Okubo and percussionist Olivier Maurel, the ensemble has a strong focus on developing and disseminating the contemporary music repertoire. Over the years, the integration of mediums other than music has become the group’s trademark, allowing them to open new avenues for understanding and interpreting the contemporary music repertoire.
Essentially focused on human encounters, HANATSU miroir attempts to forge links, building bridges between cultures, performers and composers, between civilizations and their art, and between music and the public. Through a flexible, open organisation, the ensemble integrates painting, scenography, visual arts, dance and theatrical forms.
HANATSU miroir’s initiative is to re-situate music in the art of time, and to enhance the musical perception of the audience, to guide it differently through the use of other artistic mediums. This approach has attracted numerous young composers, who wish to contribute to the unique project of HANATSU miroir by composing new works and developing common projects.