In collaboration with Les Escales Improbables de Montréal - Montréal Space for Life presents at the Insectarium Musical Siestas and Musical Stopovers

MONTREAL, June 16, 2014 /CNW Telbec/ - This summer, as part of its "Hurry Up and Slow Down" programming, Space for Life offers, in collaboration with Les Escales Improbables de Montréal, a relaxing and poetic experience in the gardens of the Montréal Insectarium. Every Saturday afternoon beginning June 21 and throughout the summer, Musical Siestas: Listen and Lounge with Insects will showcase dragonflies, ladybugs and butterflies. In August, Les Escales Sonores, a Musical Stopover will offer musical alcoves with soundscapes to visualize the invisible. For Les Escales Improbables director Sylvie Teste, "art sheds new light on nature, intimate and open at the same time, as if we were in a large living room, far away from our daily cares and worries."

With these two programs, the Insectarium and Les Escales Improbables invite you to come and do nothing: enjoy slow and relaxing moments, where you can look, listen and hear with your antennae fully extended.

Musical Siestas: Listen and Lounge with Insects
Every Saturday from JUNE 21 to AUGUST 30, from 1:30 to 4 p.m.


Every Saturday afternoon, it's time to take a break in the beautiful Insectarium garden with a Musical Siesta, where you can admire the season's loveliest insects and discover a rich program of events by Antoine Bédard, composed of eclectic music performed by musicians amid the spectators.

Relax in a lawn chair or lie on the grass, admire the insects of the season and get away from the agitation of the outside world to connect to the peacefulness of nature, while discovering emerging and established artists (singers/songwriters, electronica, jazz, world music, etc.) performing intimate versions of their work.

June 21
Dragonflies: Stunningly beautiful iridescent insects
Forêt - Voice and guitar
Thanya lyer Voice, piano, cello, bass
Trio Huu Bac - Piano, bass, erhu, quena, dan bau
June 28
Fireflies: Luminous nighttime insects
Zachary Gray - Voice, computer, guitar
Tristan Malavoy - Voice and guitar
Martin Tétreault - Experimental music
July 5
Ladybugs, champions of organic pest control
Roger Tellier-Craig - Synthesizers
Ludo Pin - Voice and guitar
thisquietarmy - Guitar and effects
July 12
The Silvery Blue, a pearly butterfly with distinctive spots
Olivier Girouard
Boundary - Synthesizer
Zachary Gray - Voice, computer, guitar
July 19
The Painted Lady, a stunningly beautiful butterfly
Navet Confit - Voice, acoustic guitar, beatbox, tape loops
Catherine Leduc - Guitar, voice, keyboards, bass, drums
Roger Tellier-Craig - Synthesizer
July 26 The air ballet of a brightly coloured dragonfly
Thanya lyer - Voice, piano, cello, bass
Catherine Major - Voice, keyboard
Alexis O'Hara - Voice and effects
August 2
The harmless crane fly that looks like a huge mosquito
Émilie Proulx  - Guitar, voice, percussions, etc.
Josianne Paradis - Voice and piano
Philippe B - Voice and guitar
August 9
The bumblebee, cousin of the honeybee
Joëlle Saint-Pierre - Vibraphone, piano, guitar
Navet Confit - Voice, acoustic guitar, beatbox, tape loops
10,000 Horses (duo) - Voice, synthesizer, ukulele
August 16
The red milkweed beetle, whose colour is a warning to predators
Josianne Paradis - Voice and piano
Olivier Alary - Instrumental music
Tristan Malavoy - Voice and guitar
August 23
The cabbage butterfly, a gracious white butterfly that nasturtiums can keep away from cabbage
thisquietarmy  - Guitar and effects
Émilie Proulx  - Guitar, voice, percussion, etc.
Martin Tétreault
August 30
The monarch butterfly, a great migrator and king of Québec's butterflies
Éveline Grégoire-Rousseau - Voice and harp
Nathalie Cora -
Pierre-Yves Martel
 


* Instruments may change depending on the artists' performance.

Les Escales Sonores, a musical stopover (August)


Throughout the month of August, Les Escales Sonores gives you the chance to explore four environments where sonic art, design and nature envelop visitors as they go from one alcove to another. Their design, created especially to blend into nature, lets visitors immerse themselves completely as they take a little break.

This France-Québec co-production brings together four composers: Alexis Bellavance and Christian Calon from France, with the participation of visual artist Phil Allard; and Hervé Birolini and Philippe Le Goff from France, in collaboration  with the École supérieure des arts et du design de Reims.

About Montréal Space for Life
Space for Life comprises the Botanical Garden, Biodôme, Insectarium and Rio Tinto Alcan Planetarium on one site. These four prestigious city institutions are Canada's largest nature science complex. Together, they have launched a daring, creative urban movement to rethink the ties between human beings and nature and cultivate a new way of living.

About Escales Improbables de Montréal
Les Escales Improbables de Montréal, led by musician and musicologist Sylvie Teste, have developed and shared a multidisciplinary, creative and social concept of art in the lives of residents since 2004. Over the years, Musical Siestas and Musical Stopovers have delighted a number of audiences by poeticizing human beings' relationship with urban living.

For more information:
Space for Life: www.espacepourlavie.ca
Escales Improbables de Montréal: http://www.escalesimprobables.com 

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For further information:

Space for Life
Karine Jalbert
514-872-1453
karinejalbert@ville.montreal.qc.ca

Escales Improbables
Mélanie Viau
514-572-3044
viau.melanie@gmail.com

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