The ethnomusicologist, vocalist and musician

Gino Sitson “Echo Chamber”

Thursday, October 28 at 8 p.m.

Fascinating sounds at the crossroads between

African songs, jazz and chamber music

By way of introduction, Gino Sitson presents the lecture

“The Voice: A Multi-Faceted Instrument”

Wednesday, October 27 at 5:30 p.m. at the Maxwell-Cummings Auditorium

Montreal, Monday, October 18, 2021 – Bourgie Hall is proud to welcome ethnomusicologist, musician, composer, and singer Gino Sitson on Wednesday and Thursday, October 27 and 28. Sitson is a Franco-American artist and scholar of Cameroonian origin. He will begin by giving a lecture on the voice, shedding light on its multidimensional and highly complex capacities. The following day, he invites the public to a concert where his African roots, combined with jazz and chamber music, showcase the vocal and musical gifts for which he is renowned!

LECTURE |The voice: a multi-faceted instrument

Wednesday, October 27, 5:30 p.m. | Maxwell-Cummings Auditorium | Presentation in French

Gino Sitson holds a doctorate in musicology from the University of Paris-Sorbonne. His research focuses on music cognition, the expressive properties of the voice, and the transmission processes for music of the Black diaspora. Presented in conjunction with the MMFA exhibition How long does it take for one voice to reach the other? This lecture examines the contours of the sung voice and the vocalist/ composer’s approach. Tickets and info:

CONCERT | Echo Chamber

Thursday, October 28, 8 p.m. | Bourgie Hall

Gino Sitson is at the apex of a new generation of multiculturally-influenced African artists to which he brings his combined abilities as a singer, composer, arranger, and musician. He draws from his unique background to create fascinating music at the crossroads between African songs, jazz and chamber music, where polyphonies and polyrhythms intermingle. Come hear him in concert with cellist Jody Redhage-Ferber, violist Lev Zhurbin and clarinetist Peter Hess: you’ll hear a group of accomplished musicians who, in their respective careers, have played and collaborated with great names such as Bobby McFerrin, Beyoncé, Jay-Z, The Roots, The Philip Glass Ensemble, Yo-Yo Ma, and the Silk Road Ensemble. Here’s a musical discovery not to be missed!

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