Pushing the Perimeter

Pushing The Perimeter showcases international calibre artists exploring the boundaries of music, media art, and performance. Featuring inventive thought leaders employing both audio and visual technologies, these cutting-edge performances invite us to examine our understanding of art at a foundational level. Events are imbued with a spirit of vitality, providing a stimulating environment of new ideas and thoughtful interactions.

All Pushing The Perimeter concerts are General Seating in the Mike Lazaradis Theatre of Ideas at Perimeter Institute


NUMUS, Perimeter Institute and WLU present
in Celebration of
K-W Chamber Music Society’s 40th Anniversary

Friday, November 28, 2014 at 7:30 pm

Igor Stravinsky's kinetic rhythmic propulsions are ravished in this program including two of his energetic works for chamber ensemble.   Daunting and entrancing rhythms abound with recent work by Canadian composer John Estacio as well as the premiere of Waterloo's erudite master of groove, Jascha Narveson.


Penderecki String Quartet
Lafayette String Quartet
Perimeter Chamber Players
Guy Few, trumpet
Jascha Narveson, electronics


Igor Stravinsky
Jascha Narveson
John Estacio
Mathieu Lussier
Igor Stravinsky
Concerto in D for string orchestra ‘Basle’ (1946)
New Work (2014)
‘Dreams and Dances’ for string octet (1993)
‘Impressions de l’Alameda’, concerto for trumpet and strings (2006)
Concerto in E flat, ‘Dumbarton Oaks’ for strings and winds (1938)


Ticket Info:

Adults - $40
Students with valid ID - $20

NUMUS and Perimeter Institute present

Friday, March 20, 2015 at 7:30 pm

Measures and Frames presents contemporary classical chamber music in the 21st century context of interactive visual and audio environments. This project pairs the collaborative efforts of internationally acclaimed creators and performers, including Hollywood cult filmmakers David Lynch, Mike Patterson, Candace Reckinger, and Agnès Varda; composers Thomas Adès, Joanna Bruzdowicz, Veronika Krausas, and Marek Żebrowski; with the Penderecki String Quartet and soprano Kimberly Barber.  The Recital Hall will be transformed via projection mapping into an audio-visual performance space. Animated and photographic projections will engage the audience in a hybrid musical and visual experience, creating a unique artistic and sensory aesthetic. With projections wrapping three sides of the performance space, the public will be immersed in an audio-visual landscape.


Penderecki String Quartet
Kimberly Barber, mezzo-soprano


Joanna Bruzdowicz
String Quartet No.1, ‘La Vita’ (1973)
Film from  Agnès Varda’s  The Vagabond (7')
Veronika Krausas Midaregami [Tangled Hair] for string quartet and soprano
Text: Akiko Yosano (translated by Sanford Goldstein)
Video projection by Patterson/Reckinger (20')
Jeffrey Holmes String Quartet No. 2 “Kirurgi” [Surgery] (2009)
video projection by Patterson/Reckinger (15')
Thomas Adès ‘Arcadiana’ for string quartet, (1994)
video projection by Patterson/Reckinger (20')
Marek Żebrowski  Animé Music, for string quartet (2015)
film by David Lynch (10')


Ticket Info:

Adults - $30
Students with valid ID - $20

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