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Explorations en Musique Nouvelle: Thus Owls // Shapes

  • Resonance cafe 5175A Avenue du Parc Montréal, QC, H2V 4G3 Canada (map)


Changing from repetitive, trance-like grooves to shimmering, amorphous textures, Shapes embraces the vast creative potential of constant flux. Comprised of recent Vancouver transplants of Eli Davidovici and Mili Hong, Shapes moves listeners through ever-shifting environments and sweeping moods.

Eli Davidovici – bass
Mili Hong – drums
Mike Bjella – sax
Roman Munoz – guitar
Dan Reynolds – piano


Montreal’s dark pearl Thus Owls, aka Swedish- Canadian couple Erika and Simon Angell, have since their debut in 2009 become an original and independent voice on the alternative music scene. Simon’s harshly charismatic guitar sound blends with the urgency of Erika’s vocals to create a sound that bends and stretches their unusual compositions into ever newer and surprising shapes. It is in the constantly shifting scenery that Thus Owls find their sound. Their soulful adventurousness and musical fluency borrows from every corner of popular music, while pushing boundaries beyond any hackneyed genre classification. Pop and rock song forms are refracted through lenses of free noise, punk-rock skronk and jazz precision.

Erika Angell – Vox & synth
Simon Angell – Guitar & synth bass
Sam Joly – Drums
Tommy Crane – Drums


Financée par le Conseil du Canada, Explorations en Musique Nouvelle est une initiative venant de l’organisation sans but lucratif Les Sympathiques. Celle-ci fut créée afin de construire une communauté artistique centrée sur la musique live expérimentale et improvisée.
Les Sympathiques lance une nouvelle série de concerts dédiée à promouvoir la musique jazz originale, toute neuve et expérimentale à Montréal. Explorations en Musique Nouvelle comprendra neuf spectacles tenus les samedis soir au Café Résonance.

Participation libre, contribution suggérée de 10$ // Bienvenue à tous les âges


Explorations in New Music is a live concert series featuring brand new original jazz, experimental, and improvised music. The series will consist of nine shows held on Saturday nights at Resonance Café.
The series is a Canada Council funded initiative of Les Sympathiques, a not-for-profit created to build an artistic community centered around live, experimental and improvised music.
Exciting things are happening musically, and we want to share it with the community and with the public at large.

Pay what you can, $10 suggested donation // All ages welcome

Earlier Event: September 27
Mexhicah Bones Quintet
Later Event: October 10
Success Pistols at Resonance