Guay-Mendoza performance

Duo Guay-Mendoza / contemporary, electroacoustic

Website(s) :

Two works : a world premiere for saxophone duo composed by the Canadian Bruce Mather and a trio for two saxophones, piano and electronics by the French Ana Dall’Ara Majek.

projet 5704  0NM0130


Jean-François Guay studied at McGill University in Montreal and at the Conservatory of Bordeaux, France. Specialist in contemporary music, Jean-François Guay has commissioned numerous works for the saxophone. He is currently professor of saxophone at Cégep Marie-Victorin in Montreal and at the University of Montreal.

Alfredo began his musical studies in Mexico City. In 1999, he moved to Canada to study the saxophone with Professor William Street, at the University of Alberta, where he earned Bachelors and Masters degrees in music performance. He recently obtained a Doctorate degree at the University of Montreal under the supervision of Jean-François Guay. His repertoire ranges from transcriptions and neo-classical music to contemporary music and improvisation.

More informations

This project will be a presentation of two works, the first piece is for saxophone duo and the second piece for saxophone duo with prepared piano and electronics. The first piece we propose is a World Premier for saxophone duo by world renowned Canadian composer Bruce Mather. This piece will be for soprano and tenor saxophone using microtonal intervals with complex rythmic organization.
The second piece we propose is a trio (two saxophones with piano and electronics) written by Ana Dall’Ara Majek intitled “Alice complice” from the text “Petits fantômes mélancoliques” by writer Louise Bombardier. This piece is interesting for the interaction between the performers in differents theatrical acts and also the uses of different types of saxophone sounds mixed with the prepared piano and the electronics. This piece has been premiered by Jean-François Guay and Alfredo Mendoza in April 2014 and has also been recorded on a new CD released in November 2014.


11/07/2015 10:00 - 10:30

Cité de la musique et de la danse - Studio 416

Add to Google Calendar

Add to iCal

Musicians / speakers

  • Guay Jean-François / Saxophone (Canada)
  • Mendoza Alfredo / Saxophone (Canada)


  • Oeuvre 1 (Bruce Mather) / World Premiere
  • Oeuvre 2 (Ana Dall'Ara Majek)