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Concerts, Arts & culture

RISE & CLOrk: Lost Connection

A distributed mini-opera about how technology fails us

Date & time
Thursday, April 7, 2022
8:30 p.m. – 10 p.m.

This event is free


Concordia Laptop Orchestra (CLOrk), RISE team


Eldad Tsabary


J.W. McConnell Building
1400 De Maisonneuve Blvd. W.

Wheel chair accessible


Envisioned by Juanita Marchand Knight and co-created with the RISE team and the Concordia Laptop Orchestra (CLOrk), this mini-opera performance will take place in four locations around Montreal, enacting technological crises in four time periods:

Act 1: Lost Formats/Lost Art (1980s-1990s)

Act 2: Y2K and the end of everything as we thought we knew it (2000)

Act 3: the social network and the afterlife (2020s)

Act 4: Lost connection and posthumanism (2040s)

With preludes by Nicole and Juanita, Natalie and Richard, Sheena, Cynthia, and friends.

RISE team members: Juanita Marchand, Oonagh Fitzgerald, Malte Leander, Valentina Plata, Sheena Bernett, Danielle Garrison, Cynthia Kinnunen, Anoush Moazzeni, Antoine Bellemare

CLOrk members: Devin Ashley, Theo Boehm, Sisi Chen, Alana DeVito, Sako Ghanaghounian, Charles Harding, Sarah Harris, Lilou Hugand, Theodore Hughes, Liam Kennedy-MacDonald, Landon Kerouac, Malte Leander, Josh Lebrun, James Healey, Benjamin Molina Lira, Ines Mouline, Valentina Plata, Emmanuel Racine, Benjamin Rowland, Maddy Schmidt, Guilien Skorny, Robert Thomson, Juju Tieman, Jack White, Jacob Wynia

Guest artists: Nicole Ross, Natalie Charles, Richard

This performance is made possible by support from Canada's Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council.

How can you participate? Attend in person (note, there is a maximum of 25 audience members permitted in the space) or online by watching live on YouTube.

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