Founded in 2007, Le Vivier is a specialized broadcaster formed by the 56-member association and musical organizations. Le Vivier's mission is to promote the development of new music and to offer everyone, through the dissemination of quality works, an open door to culture. The Vivier's mission is to promote the development of new music and to offer everyone, through the dissemination of quality works, an open door to culture. The Vivier always favours creation, research and innovation, whether the works are drawn from the local, national or international repertoire. Its mission is based on 3 axes: dissemination, cultural mediation and improvement of practice.
In addition to the concert season, Le Vivier carries out a series of cultural activities for citizens, families, schools and creators: awareness activities; accessibility programs; development and outreach projects.
Le Vivier also contributes to the advancement of the practice of new music by providing adequate and well-equipped concert, rehearsal and meeting rooms at accessible costs; by carrying out residency, mentoring and research/creation projects; and by promoting new music.
Since 2019, Le Vivier has had an artistic director, a mandate fulfilled by Émmanuelle Lizère from 2019 to 2021 and by Jeffrey Stonehouse from 2021 to the present.
A crossroads for new music in Montreal, Le Vivier has been housed at the historic Good Shepherd Monastery since 2021. The organization now presents its season through a recurring broadcasting partnership with Agora de la danse - Espace Wilder, La Chapelle Scènes Contemporaines and the multimedia room of CIRMMT - McGill University.