Pushing the Perimeter

Pushing The Perimeter showcases international calibre artists exploring the boundaries of music, media art, and performance. Featuring inventive thought leaders employing both audio and visual technologies, these cutting-edge performances invite us to examine our understanding of art at a foundational level. Events are imbued with a spirit of vitality, providing a stimulating environment of new ideas and thoughtful interactions.  

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All Pushing The Perimeter concerts are General Seating in the Mike Lazaradis Theatre of Ideas at Perimeter Institute

2013 Pushing the Perimeter Series

A Shift in Time featuring the TorQ Percussion Quartet

Thursday, July 25th @ 7:30pm

Ticket Prices: Adu-$20/Stu-$10

A unique concert experience integrating art with science. This musical presentation reveals a special duality between quantum gravity and sound featuring the talents of the TorQ Percussion Quartet.

A Shift in Time, examines the phenomenon of time and space in a rhythmic paradigm. Each piece explores a specific music compositional device and variations surrounding it, including metric modulation, phasing, spatial aural spectra, and acoustic delay.

Don't miss out on this fantastic event, an evening of percussion mastery, featuring sounds from the driving rhythms of wood to the Doppler pulsations of metallic keyboard instruments. Order your ticket now!

Past Concert


Saturday, May 25, 2013 at 8 pm

Ticket Prices: Adu-$35/Stu-$20

Comprising violinists Christopher Otto and Ari Streisfeld, violist John Pickford Richards, and cellist Kevin McFarland, JACK Quartet electrifies audiences worldwide with "explosive virtuosity" (Boston Globe) and "viscerally exciting performances" (New York Times). The Washington Post commented, "The string quartet may be a 250-year-old contraption, but young, brilliant groups like the JACK Quartet are keeping it thrillingly vital."

The quartet has performed to critical acclaim across the globe. Throughout 2012-2014, JACK will join legendary pianist Maurizio Pollini as a part of his Perspectives series with performances at the Lucerne Festival (Switzerland), Suntory Hall (Japan), Cité de la Musique (France), and Staatsoper Unter den Linden (Germany).

This concert is the final event in the "Random Walks: Xenakis and Beyond" festival, held in conjunction with the Fields Institute (Toronto), the Institute for Quantum Computing (Waterloo), and Open Ears Festival of Music and Sound. 


JOHN CAGE - String Quartet in Four Parts

HANS ABRAHAMSEN - String Quartet No. 4

ROBERT WANNAMAKER - Three Test Signals

HELMUT LACHENMANN - String Quartet No. 3, Grido

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