Visual and Performing Arts

As a cellist, improviser, and chamber musician, Jane is drawn to diverse modes of listening and emergent sound in ensemble playing. Her expanded practice includes composition, recording, writing, interdisciplinary collaboration, and teaching. In her collaborative work she thrives on situations that pull her out of her comfort zone and the chance of finding common ground with artists from diverse backgrounds. Her approach is inspired by many of the remarkable groups and individuals she has had the chance to work with including Chris McCann, Jesse Zubot, the Erik Hove Chamber Ensemble, Chronicle Infinitas, Peggy Lee, Marielle Groven, Simon Labbé, Bozzini Quartet, Dante Boon, Jurg Frey, Kim Myer, Ensemble Supermusique, and Matt Haimovitz & Uccello. Jane was recently nominated for a META award for Outstanding Contribution for her work in the production Constellations. She holds an M. Mus from McGill University where she trained in classical and contemporary performance with Yegor Dyachkov. She has been an active organizer on the teams of the Montréal Contemporary Music Lab and the Montréal-based NPO Les Sympathiques.