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SHHH!!… a powerful utterance designed to draw attention forward… creating space and awareness… opening ears to something important.

SHHH!!… une déclaration puissante qui attire l’attention… en créant de l’espace et en aiguisant la conscience… ouvrant les oreilles vers quelque chose d’important.

SHHH!! Ensemble is a piano/percussion duo dedicated to the creation and dissemination of new and rarefied sounds.

Edana Higham, piano; Zac Pulak, percussion

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About

Dedicated to the creation and dissemination of new and rarefied sounds, SHHH!! Ensemble regularly collaborates with some of Canada’s (and abroad) most esteemed composers to create new repertoire for their unique ensemble.

Passionate about education and community engagement, SHHH!! Ensemble prides itself in the presentation of programmes that are as groundbreaking as they are accessible, bringing new audiences to contemporary music.

Recent engagements include performances at the Music and Beyond Festival (Ottawa), Canadian Music Centre (Toronto), Banff Centre for Arts and Creativity, and the Vormingscentrum Destelheide (Belgium).

To stay up to date with SHHH!! follow @shhhensemble on social media.

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Media

Mario Castelnuovo-Tedesco – Fantasia for Guitar and Piano op. 145, 2nd Movement


John Beckwith – Meanwhile for Marimba and Piano (world premiere)


For more samples of SHHH!! Ensemble’s work visit their Youtube page here.

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Repertoire

Titles marked with an * were commissioned by SHHH!!

  • Akiho, Andy; Karakurenai
  • * Armstrong, John; The Angels Share
  • Aperghis, George; Quatre Pièces Fébriles
  • Bach, J.S.; Selections from Cello Suite No. 3 (arr. Schumann, adapted by SHHH!!)
  • Becker, Bob; New-Thaan
  • * Beckwith, John; Meanwhile for Marimba and Piano
  • * Bertino, Julian; Parotia
  • Castelnuovo-Tedesco, Mario; Fantasia for Guitar and Piano (adapted by SHHH!!)
  • Donkin, Christine; Album of Old Photographs
  • Kuzmenko, Larysa; Concerto for Piano and Percussions
  • Nesbitt, Roxanne; Pattern vs. Shape
  • Poulenc, Francis; Sonata for Flute and Piano (adapted by SHHH!!)
  • Roi, Micheline; Grieving the Doubts of Angels