trumpet trombone movement mime theatre +


New Show for Young Audiences

February 1, 2023

We are thrilled to announce that we will be developing a new show for "very young" audiences with Le Vivier for their 2023-24 season. We will develop an interactive performance for children under 5 (adults are allowed too!) within Le Vivier's residency-creation framework. 

Residency in Oaxaca, Mexico

September 20, 2023

The Canada Arts Council will support our time in residence at Casa Xolo in Oaxaca where we will have the chance to work with physical theatre and movement artists and be immersed in the vibrant local culture during the magical Day of the Dead festivities.  


Sound and Music Festival

July 21, 2023 Performance Workshop

Orford Musique
Family Day

July 17, 2022 Performance


études de lexique

An introduction to our vocabulary of sound and gesture language, recorded in residence at Orford Musique, January 2022. All sounds are recorded live (not overdubbed). 

4 sketchs improvisés

Sketch improvisations where one performer takes on the mime (on stage) and the other the foley artist (off stage). Recorded in residence at Orford Musique, January 2022. 



Ek (short for Ékmailluine) is an interdisciplinary brass ensemble dedicated to expanding the artistic possibilities of the brass instrumental family through the creation and presentation of new works and the research and exploration of diverse creative approaches. The collective consists of pioneering artists with an expansive vision of how music can be experienced and shared, a collaboration that draws on the many capacities and interests of our membership including improvisation, theatre, movement, electronics, and instrument design. 

Ek is led by the Montréal-based trumpetist Émilie Fortin and trombonist Kalun Leung and was founded in 2022 while in residence at Orford Music in Québec. Their current project, Rad//iant, explores the surprising intersection of mime and sound in the form of wordless stories, or vignettes, that amplify the mundane in everyday life. The project draws inspiration from Québecois comedian Michel Courtemanche, the gesture-based music of Vinko Globokar and Jennifer Walshe, and the Broadway production Stomp.


French version in progress.