NME at The Aviary: New Music, New Voices

January 16, 2020 8 PM The Aviary - 9314 111 Avenue Tickets
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New Music Edmonton is committed to highlighting new voices from our region and that’s what this series is about. Thanks to a partnership with the much-loved venue The Aviary, and with special sponsorship from The Edmonton Community Foundation, New Music, New Voices will play a prominent role in our season with four events. Each event will offer performances and sonic art artistic practices of all kinds. New classical works, experimental music, sound art and multimedia performances are just some of the things that will be on tap.

January Lineup:

  • Nadir Bellahmer (viola, violin, looper)
  • Evelyn Delgado and Jeff Read (live animation with electroacoustic live performance)
  • Ben Whittier (saxophone, electronics)

Nadir Bellahmer performs from his forthcoming coming album Nothing Runs Like Nadir: Improv Yields”. He draws from a variety of styles and traditions through his improvisations on viola and violin that are sampled through a walkman and looper pedal.

Evelyn Delgado and Jeff Read combine electronic compositions, puppetry, projections and animation in “Lullabies for Robotic Children chapter 1-5,” a story for how the little robots came to be.

Ben Whittier, originally from Denver, Colorado, is currently in his third year of a Doctorate of Music degree at the University of Alberta. He is performing two pieces. First, the 1998 work GRAB IT! for tenor saxophone and ghetto blaster by Dutch composer Jacob ter Veldhuis, based on spoken word audio samples from American prisoners sentenced for life, recorded from a documentary called Scared Straight; Whittier’s own electroacoustic improvisation, created in 2018, will also be featured.

Doors 7:30, Shows 8:00

  • Thursday, September 19, 2019
  • Thursday, November 7, 2019
  • Thursday, January 16, 2020
  • Thursday, April 16, 2020


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