Felix Del Tredici is a bass trombonist from Montreal, Quebec. He is a member of Ensemble Échappé, NO HAY BANDA, the experimental trombone quartet So Wrong It’s Right, and the bass trombone duo BUZZ/B QUIRKLY (with Dave Taylor). The New York Times has described his playing as “extraordinarily versatile”, “hair-raisingly virtuosic” and “disturbing yet fascinating”.
He is an artist-researcher with matralab – a research space of inter-x art directed by Sandeep Bhagwati. In his role there, he has assisted in the creation of new works for trombone in the contexts of theatre, improvisation, dance, artificial intelligence, and tech garments. These include the long term research-creation projects “Native Alien” (for A.I. and improviser), as well as the “body:suit:score” (vibro-tactile garment and performer).
Del Tredici has performed with Klangforum Wien, Schallfeld Ensemble, Musikfabrik, Ensemble Signal, the Hong Kong New Music Ensemble, Kollektiv International Totem, Fonema Consort, Mycelium Collective, and the NOVA Ensemble. His festival appearances include the Salzburg Festspiele, Pacific Chamber Music Festival, Berlin Festspiele, bludenzer tage zeitgemäßer musik, Musikfestival Bern, Lucerne Festival, Outreach Festival Schwaz, IMPULS Graz, Zeiträume Basel, Musiikin Aika, and Bargemusic Here & Now.
Other stuff that I don’t know how to weave into a bio:
2020: I am part of the virtual ensemble in residence at Simon Fraser University in Vancouver. I’m making videos covering as many aspects of trombone technique as I can, and am also going to be working virtually with the students there on some new pieces.
So Wrong It’s Right played at the 2019 International Trombone Festival in Muncie, Indiana. We played our program LET LIGHT PERPETUAL SHINE with guest accordionist Eva Sulai.
In 2018 NO HAY BANDA was invited by the Harvard Group for New Music to be one of four groups in residence at Harvard. We were there for a few days and played a bunch of new pieces written for us.
In 2017 I gave a solo recital at the International Trombone Festival in Redlands, California. It was a program I made called “Haikus and Whale Songs” and I was joined by my friend Joe Browne.
Also in 2018: MATRALAB was invited to give two performances at the Darmstadt Ferienkurse as part of a conference-within-the-conference about curation in New Music. We presented two pieces by Sandeep Bhagwati that both took about 4 years each to develop: Native Alien, and the body:suit:score.
The only time I ever did a competition was in 2011 – I was a semi-finalist in the Concours OSM (Orchestre Symphonique de Montréal) for Brass, Winds, and Voice.