A nine-piece string ensemble, collectif9 presents classical music as you’ve never seen it before. Taking the stage with rock-style charisma, collectif9 combines boldness and the highest of musical standards with amplification and lighting for an immersive experience. Bringing classical music to pop-culture audiences in diverse spaces, the group encourages interaction, facilitating dialogue with their listeners.
The repertoire of collectif9 is a creative selection of short and energetic pieces, often folk-inspired, from Gagnon to Golijov, passing though Brahms and Schnittke. In 2012, collectif9 introduced an innovative project of short videos, called LIVEshorts, broadcast over the internet at www.collectif9.ca – each live, unedited performance is produced in a unique setting.
Founded in Montréal in 2011, collectif9 has been in residence at the Théâtre Rialto since summer 2013.