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Alkali Collective

Join Alkali Collective for an evening of new music as they explore the spectrum of the contemporary genre.

Alkali Collective is a new, artist-led ensemble dedicated to the creation, performance, documentation, and educational outreach of 21st-century music. This collective is open to musical and interdisciplinary projects spanning all artistic genres. We provide a voice for music concerning cultural, environmental, and political issues. We are an equitable group that invites all to create, appreciate and explore new art.

Alkali Collective is flexible in size and instrumentation, enabling us to meet the ever-changing needs of a contemporary performing ensemble. It is our mandate as a new music collective to be a driving force in the commissioning of new art and to be a platform for the voices of emerging composers to be heard. Our performances highlight both new and established composers as well as interdisciplinary artists from Nova Scotia, Canada, and abroad.


Jacob Caines, bass clarinet:  Andrew Mackelvie, saxophone:  Shauna DeGruchy, trombone: iCharna Matsushige, violin: India Gailey, cello:  Megan Thibeault, piano:  François-Xavier Leroy, percussion.