While in residence at Western Front, composer, performer, and researcher Sarah Davachi recorded and presented her long-form composition, Long Gradus (2020–21) played by the Montréal-based string quartet Quatuor Bozzini, composed of cellist Isabelle Bozzini, violist Stéphanie Bozzini, and violinists Alissa Cheung and Clemens Merkel. Over the course of the week, they recorded at The Warehouse Studio for two days and performed the composition in the Grand Luxe Hall. Following the performance, Davachi and the quartet were joined by Western Front assistant curator Nathaniel Marchand for a question and answer session.
Davachi also performed her composition, In The Grand Luxe Hall (2016) as part of a matinee. Commissioned by Western Front in 2016, In The Grand Luxe Hall is a composition for amplified cello and sine tones. The piece was performed within the space for which it was originally intended by Marina Hasselberg on cello and Davachi on electronics. Following this, Davachi performed an extended solo set of recent electroacoustic works.
Presented with the support of the Government of Canada and SOCAN Foundation.