Now Hear This

Now Hear This Festival of New Music

Featuring the Music Of György Ligeti

Friday March 20 – Sunday March 22, 2015

Holy Trinity Anglican Church (10037 84 ave, Edmonton)

 

New Music Edmonton is proud to announce Now Hear This 2015
Featured is the 20th Century avant-garde Romanian composer György Ligeti; several  works will be performed, many of them receiving their first-ever Edmonton performance…

Guest ensembles and Edmonton favourites Pro Coro Canada, the WindRose Trio and Duo Majoya will offer our audiences spectacular works by Ligeti along with premieres and recent compositions gathered from across Canada and the world. Contempo, the University of Alberta’s contemporary music ensemble, will kick off our festival on Friday with a selection of works including Ligeti’s infamous Poéme Symphonique for 100 metronomes! Two concerts will feature New Music Edmonton’s own Violet Collective, a group of some of Edmonton’s most accomplished musicians, now in their second season. They will offer audiences a rare opportunity to hear recent works for ensemble and electronics – all Edmonton premieres. Capping off the festival, the Violet Collective will give a performance of Ligeti’s incredible Chamber Concerto.

Friday and Saturday will end with late-night performances of electronic and improvised music; New Music Edmonton will also host free talks and workshops, social events and a wonderful opportunity to meet old and new friends.

Download the Press Release: NME – Now Hear This 2015 – Press release

Festival Passes: $65; $50 – students and seniors; $40 – members

Ticket for individual shows and Festival Passes available at Tix on the Square (www.tixonthesquare.com) or at the door.



PROGRAM

FRIDAY, March 20

6:30 pm – Contempo

presented by the University of Alberta Department of Music

$15 General; $10 student/senior; $5 NME members

Le Grand  Macabre (prelude)
Miscellaneous horns
György Ligeti
1’

Sonate, I
saxophone and piano
Edison Denisov
4′

Wound and release
trumpet and piano, II
Derek Charke
4′

Three Fragments
flute and harp
Witold Lutoslawski
4′

Three Folk Songs, I
flute and harp
Chou Wen-Chung
1′

The Garden
(created with the assistance of the Canada Council)
speaking pianist
Rodney Sharman
11′

Le Grand  Macabre (intermezzo)
Miscellaneous horns
György Ligeti
1’ 

Jatekok, VIII
piano 4-hands
György Kurtág
4′

Zwei Holderlin-Gedichte
Soprano and piano
Wolfgang Rihm
5′

Manu Militari
flute and saxophoneNME ligeti
Robert Lemay
4′

HOLES 
Frederic Rzewski
6′

Narayana’s Cows
speaker and instruments
Tom Johnson

17′

Poème Symphonique
100 metronomes
György Ligeti
8′

CONTEMPO is: Andriy Talpash (conductor) – Karen Liaw (soprano) – David Supina (voice and piano) – Angel Tsai and Danielle Yao (flute) – Kendra Heslip and Augustin Nguyen (alto saxophone) – Sarah Straight (trumpet) – Spencer Kryzanowski, Yiming Huan and Roger Admiral (piano) – Samantha Spurrier (harp).

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8:00 pm – Violet Collective

$20 General; $15 student/senior; $10 NME members

IMAGINARIO
flute, clarinet, percussion, piano, violin and cello
José Miguel Arellano
8’30”

Memento Mori
baritone saxophone and electronics
Alyssa Aska
10’

In the forest, glow
bass-clarinet, percussion, piano
Monica Pearce
7’

…aspettando…
amplified alto saxophone and a tenor sax mouthpiece
Theocharis Papatrechas
10’ 30”

Col
violin and percussion
Emily Doolittle
6’

‘sur les rives de’
flute, clarinet, percussion, piano, violin and cello
Gabriel Dharmoo
7’

Aerienne
1. Envol
2. Jet Stream
3. Khamsin
4.
Terres
piccolo, soprano and alto flutes, soprano saxophone, alto and  baritone saxophones, percussion, piano and electronics
Thierry Alla
9’30”

VIOLET COLLECTIVE is: Andriy Talpash (conductor) – Chenoa Anderson (flutes) – Echo Mazur (clarinets) – Allison Balcetis and Charles Stolte (saxophones) – Stephen Stone (percussion) – Roger Admiral (piano) – Laura Veeze (violin) – Amy Nicholson (cello) – Nicolás Arnáez (electronics).

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10:00 pm – Late Night Electroacoustic

$15 General; $10 student/senior; $5 NME members

What absorbs the light
live coding, tracks, improv
Abram Hindle
17’

Force
flute, electro and video
Shawn Pinchbeck & Chenoa Anderson
12’

Untitled
electro / improve
Pigeon Breeders
25’


 

SATURDAY, MARCH 21


11:00 am – Free Event 

Free

Panel Discussion Featuring Festival Composers
Holy Trinity Basement

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2:00 pm – Windrose Trio, with guests

$20 General; $15 student/senior; $10 NME members

Woodwind Quintet
(commissioned by the CBC for the Bel Canto Wind Quintet)
1.Rollercoaster
2. Solitude
3
Pyrotechnics
Jan Järvlepp
15′

Cinq Chansons
1. Estampie
2. Chanson do lh mot plan e prim
3. Balada
4. Leu Chansoneta
5.
Dansa
Scott Smallwood
10′

dissect 
Scott Edward Godin
7′

intermission

Why the parrot repeats human words
(created with the assistance of the Canada Council for the Arts for Meduse)
Emily Doolittle
20′

Zehn Stucke fur Blaserquintett
(Ten Pieces for Wind Quintet)
1. Molto sostenuto e calmo
2. Prestissimo minaccioso e burlesco
3. Lento
4. Prestissimo leggiero e virtuoso
5. Presto staccatissimo e leggiero
6. Presto staccatissimo e leggiero
7. Vivo, energico
8. Allego con delicatezza
9. Sostenuto, stridente
10.
Presto bizzarro e rubato
György Ligeti
15′

 

WINDROSE TRIO is: Rob Spady (clarinet) – Beth Levia (oboe) – Matthew Howatt (bassoon)
Guests: Chenoa Anderson (flutes) – Julianne Scott (clarinet) – Allene Hackleman (horn) – Charles Stolte (narrator)

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4:00 pm – Free Event 

Free

Open Forum on Issues In Contemporary Sonic Arts
Holy Trinity Basement

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7:00 pm – Duo Majoya with Charles Stolte,
Reinhard von Berg, Debi Harris

presented by New Music Edmonton and
RCCO Organ in Concert Series

 $20 General; $15 student/senior; $10 NME members

Genesis
two speakers, accordion, piano
Reinhard von Berg
10’

Méditations sur la vie de Nelson Mandela pour piano et orgue
piano and organ
Piotr Grella-Możejko
10’

Volumina
organ
György Ligeti
15’

intermission

. . . fade to mire dust . . .
piano and organ
Andriy Talpash
10’

Triptych: Carolingian Temperaments for Alto-Saxophone and Organ
Passion and Dispassion
Contemplation
Celebration
Jacobus Kloppers
15’

DUO MAJOYA is: Marnie Giesbrecht (organ) –  Joachim Segger (piano)
Guests: Reinhard Berg (accordion) – Charles Stolte (speaker – saxophone) Debi Harris (speaker)

NME volumina

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9:00 pm – Pro Coro

$15 General; $10 student/senior; $5 NME members

Missa Remissionem Peccatorum: Introit 
Jason Noble
4′

Observer in the Magellanic Cloud
Mason Bates
6.5′

My Soul
Raimundo Gonzalez
7.5′

Lux Aeterna
György Ligeti
7’

PRO CORO is: Michael Zaugg Artistic Director and Principal Conductor

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10:00 pm – Late Night Electroacoustic

$15 General; $10 student/senior; $5 NME members

El  Lenguaje de la Piel
8 channel playback, photos
Nicolás Arnáez
13’

Vagus II
8 channel playback
Laurie Radford
14′

Elecro Improv
synthesizers and electronics
Trio Latitude
TRIO LATITUD is: Gary James Joynes Shawn Pinchbeck & Scott Smallwood
25’


 

SUNDAY, MARCH 22

11:00 am – Free Event 

Free

Soundwalk: A Sonic Tour Of Old Strathcona
Meet at entrance to Holy Trinity

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2:00 pm – Violet Collective

 $20 General; $15 student/senior; $10 NME members

Concerto for Six 
flute, clarinet, baritone saxophone, piano, violin, cello
George Andrix
10’

4 Impromptus
flute, saxophone, piano
Sean Clarke
7′

Quando l’an[I]ma è [S]tatu [R]a: meaningless meandering for [Anit]
violin, cello, piano
Stylianos Dimou
11’

Analogies
flute, clarinet, percussion, violin, cello, bass
Evelin Ramon
9’  

Kundalini
solo saxophone
Rodrigo Bussad
6’   

Chamber Concerto
flute, oboe, clarinet, bass clarinet, horn, trombone, 2 keyboardists, 2 violins, viola, cello, bass
György Ligeti
22’

VIOLET COLLECTIVE is: Andriy Talpash (conductor) – Chenoa Anderson (flute) – Beth Levia (oboe) – Rob Spady & Echo Mazur (clarinet) – Allison Balcetis (saxophone) – Shamilla Ramnawaj (horn) – Ken Read (trombone) – Brian Jones (percussion) – Roger Admiral (piano/celeste) – Haley Simons (harpsichord/organ) – Aiyana Anderson, Laura Veeze, & Tatiana Warszynski (violins) – Charles Pilon (viola) – Amy Nicholson & Josephine van Lier (cello) – John Taylor (bass)

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