13-14-15 September 2022, 7:30pm

Salle de concert, Conservatoire de musique de Montréal

NO HAY BANDA presents a series of three concerts dedicated to the works of the Italian composer Pierluigi Billone (b. 1960), one of the most unique voices of the European avant-garde. The Pierluigi Billone Festival will take place from September 13 to 15 at the Salle de concert du Conservatoire de musique de Montréal.

His radical methods have led him to develop idiosyncratic playing techniques in the exploration of unchartered soundscapes. Nonetheless, his sources of inspiration are rooted in an archaic and sacred universe, as if for him, the most advanced point of modernity rejoined the very essence of musical phenomena. Billone’s music will be performed by renowned local and international artists who are among his closest collaborators, presenting a selection of his works written between 1995 and 2019.


Sarah Albu (Canada), soprano                  

Noam Bierstone (Canada), percussion   

Alexandra Eastley (Canada), bassoon     

Marco Fusi (Italy), violin/viola

Joshua Hyde (Australia/France), saxophone

Mirko Jevtović (Serbia), accordion

Heinz-Peter Linshalm (Austria), bass clarinet

Petra Stump-Linshalm (Austria), bass clarinet

NO HAY BANDA is a Montreal-based non-profit organization committed to the production, performance, and promotion of musical events rooted in exploratory and avant-garde practices. Through an annual concert series in Montreal, along with a number of touring productions, NO HAY BANDA provides a space for artists working on the fringes of established genres to realize projects that would not take place otherwise. NO HAY BANDA aims to broaden and challenge the musical experience of the audience, showcasing the work of the intergenerational avant-garde that takes its roots in pop/rock, DIY culture and post-war experimentation. NO HAY BANDA was founded in 2016 by three Montreal-based musicians: Daniel Áñez, Noam Bierstone, and Geneviève Liboiron.

Program : Festival Pierluigi Billone

13 Septembre 2022, 7:30pm

Mani. Stereos (2009)* – 22’

Mirko Jevtović, accordion

1+1=1 (2006)* – 70’

Duo Stump-Linshalm (Petra Stump-Linshalm & Heinz-Peter Linshalm), bass clarinets

14 September 2022, 7:30pm

Equilibrio. Cerchio (2014)* – 26’

Marco Fusi, violin

Legno. Edre II. Edre (2003)* – 15’

Alexandra Eastley, bassoon

Mani. Amon (2019)** – 40’

Noam Bierstone, percussion

15 September 2022, 7:30pm

Quattro Alberi (2011)* – 16’

Sarah Albu, soprano; Alexandra Eastley, bassoon; Mirko Jevtović, accordion; Noam Bierstone, percussion

ITI KE MI (1995)* – 33’

Marco Fusi, viola

2 Alberi (2017)* – 30’

scapegoat (Joshua Hyde, saxophone; Noam Bierstone, percussion)

*Canadian premiere

**world premiere

Tickets on sale through the Conservatoire: Day 1 / Day 2 / Day 3

FESTIVAL PASS: Buy a ticket to all three concerts and receive a discount of 33%.