Montréal, September 14, 2010In conjunction with POP Montréal, the Musée d’art contemporain is holding a special Nocturne with an electronic flavour, on Friday, October 1 starting at 6 p.m., featuring the “French symphonic composer” Koudlam. The MAC is the artist’s only stop in North America in the coming weeks.

Koudlam’s art is at its full-size best live on stage, when he conducts a whole universe – from electronic music to opera – from his laptop: Native American flutes alongside acid arpeggiators, a tambourine tribe drumming over slap bass notes, a shaman singing a litany, all through complex filters and sequencers.

Friday Nocturnes for one-of-a-kind shows

With a reputation for exclusive, cutting-edge performances, the Friday Nocturnes are a favourite of fans of emerging music, who flock to the Musée to take in these unforgettable concerts.

The Nocturnes experience

To welcome this plugged-in audience, the museum throws open the doors to all its exhibition galleries during the musical performances, inviting visitors to discover the current exhibitions while they follow the concert on giant screens. The October 1 show will provide a final chance to take in the exhibitions that are closing that weekend, Borduas: Les frontières de nos rêves ne sont plus les mêmes and With Glass, Under Glass, Without Glass.

For this occasion, the bartenders will be mixing up some seasonally inspired cocktails based on blueberries, basil, cucumber and other novel ingredients. The newly opened Bistro Le Contemporain will offer a special Friday Nocturnes menu, also featuring fresh ingredients, and consisting of a starter, main dish, dessert and coffee for $25.


Admission to the Friday Nocturnes is included with a regular Musée ticket ($10 for adults, $6 for students) or with our Wired card ($15, valid for one year). The special Bistro Le Contemporain menu is $25.

About Friday Nocturnes

Since they were launched in 2007, the Nocturnes have hosted such prestigious bands as DJ Champion and his guitarists, We Are Wolves, The National Parcs, Beast, Cœur de pirate, and Plants and Animals, to name only a few. Their aim is to introduce a wider audience to a different form of contemporary art. The concept exists in only a few other museums around the world, including the Guggenheim in New York, and the Victoria and Albert in London. Shows begin at 7 p.m. and end at 8 p.m. Space in the hall and in the museum is limited. First come, first served.

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Anne Dongois
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