“Alright. Let’s get real. Musique classique makes you think of your grandmother’s dentures soaking in Polident, correct? Well, mes chères, I would like to change your beautiful minds.”
–Mlle Fab of Immrfabulous.com
Known for pushing the boundaries in their music, Montreal- based classical string band, COLLECTIF9 has forged into uncharted territory. Formed in 2011, COLLECTIF9 is a nine- member group of classically trained string players who aren’t shy about shaking things up. Their bold performance style is heavily influenced by popular music, combining a rock-inspired vitality with audio-visual elements such as lights and amplification. With the unusual chamber formation of a double string quartet and added double bass, each musical selection is customized for the group.