L'être contre le vent

As part of La Semaine du Neuf

Picture of Matthias Kruger
Picture of Matthias Kruger

Concert marking the end of the residency of German composer Matthias Krüger, this event offers the opportunity to discover his work and rediscover the instrument considered the oldest synthesizer in the world, the organ. "L'être contre le vent" is an improvisational piece composed for computer-controlled organ and real-time electroacoustic processing. Matthias Krüger is joined by organist Adrian Foster, inviting audiences to explore the essence of music itself: time and space.

Matthias Krüger is a contemporary music composer based between Paris and Hamburg. He is the prizewinner of the New Music Residency (2023 – 2024) from the Conseil des arts et des lettres du Québec, Groupe Le Vivier, and the Goethe-Institut. This event is an opportunity to discover his work and artistic project.





Église Ascension of our Lord


Free access - Voluntary contribution

Exploratory Visit (FR/EN)



Spotlight on electrORGANic Light
Real-time computer-controlled organ
Hosted by: Matthias Krüger and Adrian Foster

La Semaine du Neuf is presented in collaboration with the Montreal cluster of cultural institutes from the member countries of the European Union (EUNIC), and with the support of the Conseil des arts et des lettres du Québec, Conseil des arts de Montréal, Canada Council for the Arts, and the City of Montreal.

The Montreal cluster of EUNIC (European National Institutes for Culture) is led by the Goethe-Institut, Consulate General of France in Quebec in Montreal, Consulate General of Switzerland in Montreal, Pro Helvetia Foundation, Istituto Italiano di Cultura Montreal, Wallonie Bruxelles International and the Austrian Cultural Forum in Ottawa.

Broadcasting Partners: Agora and la danse, Tangente, le CIRMMT, La Chapelle Scènes contemporaines and the Conservatoire de Musique de Montréal.

Media Partners: PAN M 360

The event was supported by the Conseil des arts et des lettres du Québec and the Goethe-Institut as part of the cross-residency offered to the artist in partnership with Le Vivier.