Perspective Spring 2017. collaboration with Connection Dance Works Nadia Francavilla & Andrew Reed Miller. photo by Matt Carter.
Resonance supports the creation and production of experimental music, improvised music, artistic collaborations and new classical music in New Brunswick, Canada.
Andrew Reed Miller founder, artistic director, composer, contrabass;
There are many dedicated regular collaborators who bring the music to life: Joël Cormier, percussion; Danielle Sametz, violin; Robin Streb, viola; Joel Leblanc, guitar. From 2002-2013 the company focussed its activity around Motion Ensemble and several of these folks still regularly make music with Resonance! : Helen Pridmore, voice; Nadia Francavilla, violin; Karin Aurell, flute; Richard Hornsby, clarinet; D’Arcy Philip Gray, percussion.
Over the years various permutations of Motion Ensemble/Resonance was presented by New Music Concerts (Toronto), Western Front (Vancouver), E.C.C.S (Edmonton), The Music Gallery (Toronto) and La Chappelle Historique du Bon-Pasteur (Montréal), The Ottawa International Chamber Music Festival, Scotia Festival of Music, Montreal’s Jusqu'aux Oreilles, Sound Symposium in Newfoundland, NUMUS (Kitchener), Ensemble contemporain de Montréal, New Works Calgary, New Music North (Thunder Bay), Five Penny New Music Festival (Sudbury), The Art Gallery of Windsor and Open Waters Festival in Halifax.
In 2003 Motion Ensemble performed at the legendary venue Tonic presented by Mode Records.
This ensemble was recorded several times by CBC Radio, once by CBC TV and recorded CDs of Veronika Krausas (self produced) and John Cage (on New York label Mode Records).
Almost 100 works have been premiered for various projects: written by composers across Canada: André Cormier, Michael Oesterle, Martin Arnold, Allison Cameron, Ian Crutchley, Sergio Barroso, Emily Doolittle, Moiya Callahan, alcides lanza, Jim O'Leary, Anthony Genge, W. L. Altman, Tim Brady, Richard Gibson, Bruce Mather, Alice Ho, Michael R. Miller, Tim Bowlby, Andrew R. Miller, Richard Kidd, D'Arcy P. Gray, Joel Miller, Laura Hoffman, Veronika Krausas, Robert Bauer and James Code. In addition to Canadian work, Motion has performed the Canadian premieres of works by Europeans such as William Engelen, Christopher Mayo, György Kurtág, Kunsu Shim, Kaija Saariaho, Peter Maxwell Davies and Donnecha Dennehy; and Americans Elliott Sharp, Larry Nelson, Peter Blauvelt and Beth Wiemann.