Ottawa New Music Creators


Announcing Our 2017-18 Season

Media Advisory – TAK Ensemble, Noam Bierstone, Claudia Chan, and flute + harp duo “projet iso” to feature in Acousmania, ONMC’s 2017-18 Concert Season

Season to feature New York-based quintet, Canadian percussionist and curator, acclaimed Cologne-based pianist, music for harp and flute, award-winning composer guests, and world premiere works

OTTAWA – Ottawa New Music Creators kicks off their 2017-18 Season, Acousmania, with New York-based quintet TAK Ensemble at St. Matthew’s Anglican Church on Thursday, November 23rd.

Described as “haunting” by Vice’s Creator’s Project, TAK is a New York-based quintet that delivers energetic and virtuosic performances of contemporary classical music. The ambitious ensemble “impresses with the organicity of their sound, their dynamism and virtuosity — and, well, just a dash of IDGAF as they slay the thorniest material like it’s nothing” (Q2 Music). Dedicated to the commissioning of new works and direct collaboration with composers and other artists, TAK promotes ambitious programming at the highest level, fostering engagement both within the contemporary music community and the artistic community at large. Their debut album “Ecstatic Music: TAK plays Taylor Brook” was released by New Focus Recordings in September 2016, to critical acclaim; it was featured as Q2 Music’s Album of the Week by WQXR, and was listed in the Top 10 Classical Albums of 2016 by The Boston Globe, which praised the “young, fearless players’ … fluid grace and confidence.”

Founded in 2008, Ottawa New Music Creators is a non-profit concert presenter of contemporary music and a resource for contemporary musicians.

TAK Ensemble
Featuring ONMC’s Spring Call for Scores winners Colin Frank and Jen McLachlen
Thursday, November 23rd, 2017
St. Matthew’s Anglican Church, 217 First Ave.
$15 (General)/ $25 (Reserved Seating)
8pm concert/ 7:30pm door
Tickets available on Eventbrite and at the door

Noam Bierstone
Featuring guest composer Zihua Tan
Saturday, January 18th, 2018
Pressed Cafe, 750 Gladstone Ave.
8:30pm concert/ 8pm composer presentation/ 7:30pm door
Tickets TBA

Claudia Chan
Featuring guest composer Kelly-Marie Murphy
Saturday, March 17th, 2018
Southminster United Church, 15 Aylmer Ave.
7:30pm concert/ 7pm composer presentation/ 6:30pm door
Tickets TBA

projet iso
Featuring ONMC’s Autumn Call for Scores winners
Saturday, May 5th, 2018
Beechwood Sacred Space, 280 Beechwood Ave.
3pm concert/ 2:30pm door
Tickets TBA

More information:

Artistic Director:
Chris Goddard

Media Contact:
Curtis Perry, Executive Director




Curtis Perry