Montréal (Québec)
Performer (ensemble)

On the verge of composed and improvised music, Whim Ensemble (Ofer Pelz, prepared piano & Preston Beebe, percussion) creates percussive landscapes by inventing instrument modifications and techniques to build an unusually rich sound world. They place found objects on their instruments to explore complex timbres, textures, and harmonies. Inspired by electroacoustic music, they generate sound through motion to create musical gestures which resonate to sound as one.

The ensemble has performed and broadcasted in Canada, USA, France, and Israel. Their debut album released by Kohlenstoff Records was praised by several reviews and a new release by Ambiances Magnetiques is scheduled for 2019.

From free jazz to contemporary experimental music, Whim Ensemble is a genre-bending group. Their experience as composers and improvisers are fused into an ensemble that seeks to spark imagination and curiosity.