PARTY LIKE IT’S 1699 was formed in 2006 by Aleks Schürmer under the name LES TABARNAKS
D’ÉPOQUE aiming to make 17th and 18th century music accessible to a younger audience via historical
research and anachronistic interdiscinplinary collaborations. Co-director Frances Adair Mckenzie uses
digital technologies in a historically informed way to blur the lines between the historical and the present.
MONTREAL BAROQUE FESTIVAL & POP MONTREAL PRESENT LE POP D’ÉPOQUE:
18th century inspired digital opera on period instruments featuring performances by
MOZART’S SISTER, D’EON, MAJICAL CLOUDZ, SYNGJA & IRINA LAZAREANU
PARTY LIKE IT’S 1699 is premiering its new digital baroque opera LE POP D’ÉPOQUE on JUNE 22, 2013
during the Montreal Baroque Festival. The work features digitised audiovisual performances by
MOZART’S SISTER, MAJICAL CLOUDZ, and SYNGJA with electronics and a live period instrument
ensemble (traverso, hautboy, violin, viola da gamba and harpsichord), all taking place inside a three-
dimensional digital fantasy theatre, melding 18th century aesthetic, stop-motion animation, trompe l’oeil
and digital effects with a digititised cast of over 40 performers.
The event will also feature a spoken word performance by supermodel IRINA LAZAREANU accompanied by
period ensemble and the premiere of Suites for solo harpsichord written by D’EON.
Co-presented by Pop Montreal, LE POP D’ÉPOQUE is premiering on JUNE 22, 2013 (23H00) during the
Montreal Baroque Festival at the ST-JAMES THEATRE (265 ST-JACQUES O.). The theatre is an exquisite
and unusual historical building formerly housing the Quebec head office of the CIBC.
All enquiries should be made to RICH.UNCLE.SKELLETON@GMAIL.COM