2017 New Music Festival – Fresh Off the Press
Fresh off a performance in Vancouver for the International Society of Contemporary New World Music Days (the Olympics of New Music), this year’s eclectic concert features ground breaking music from around the world, composed by new music’s most exciting creators and innovators.
- Italian composer Andreuccetti brings us Bauci, an alienating metaphor of otherness; it is invisible and exists, is beyond the earth, but lying on the earth. Clear and bright, but stretching out into the darkness, the music is a metaphor for every search.
- Slovenian composer Forte presents Zaklinjanje (Incarnation) based on the addition of the composer’s birth year (1981) and the year the piece was completed (2015) to get 3996. Divided by six, the result is 666 and a piece with hypnotic attractiveness attempting to bewitch listeners.
- Finish composer Puumala offers Tear, a take on echoes of Finnish folk tunes twisted towards melodies of our time.
- Former VS composer in residence Jared Miller has created Concerto corto, a piece created with the idea of reverberation in mind and how this physical concept could be manifested in the relationship between the violin and orchestra.
- Italian composer Magnansi has created Sample and Hold; an homage to live sound making, the energy and power of imagination and the sheer beauty of sharing sound and sound-thinking together with a large group of committed musicians and community. Its purpose is not to reach an aesthetic dimension, but to foster and to reinforce fundamental values related to sonic imagination and engagement while playing as a model of possible form of living being. Participants are brought into the orchestra to create their own music and discover the potential of an orchestral ensemble.
- Frances Leroux composed Enves IV in memory of all the victims of attacks, of all those who have fallen prey to human violence. Throughout the piece, a melody of hope shines through and builds in the world, overcoming madness and hatred and reigning peace among all beings.
Thursday, November 9, 8:00 PM @ Alix Goolden Hall
Bill Linwood, conductor
Müge Büyükçelen, violinist
Andreuccetti – Bauci
Forte – Zaklinjanze
Puumala – Tear
J. Miller – Concerto corto for Violin and Orchestra
Magnanensi – Sample and Hold
Leroux – Envers IV
For more background on this concert, click here for complete program notes.