The 2015-2016 New Works Calgary season, VeloCity, comprised four main concert events and the second edition of the Calgary New Music Festival:
Various Artists April 29-May 8, 2016 Festival Hall
Following the performance of selections of the work in January 2015, Luminous Voices presents “Responsio” by Canadian composer Peter-Anthony Togni. n “Responsio”, Togni reflects, comments, refutes, challenges and embellishes the bare medieval voice of Guillaume de Machaut and his medieval masterpiece the Messe de Nostre Dame.
This unique duo explores the combination of Indian tabla improvisation with western new music explorations with piano, harmonium and toy piano, and brings a fascinating duality to the stage as two different sound worlds, idioms, and traditions meet.
Internationally renowned as one of the most provocative and creative performers in the field of contemporary music, bass clarinetist Lori Freedman is active in the performance of concert repertoire, improvised and electroacoustic music, and frequently collaborates with dance, theatre and visual artists.
On the heels of a much-lauded presentation in Amsterdam, two former Calgary musicians return to present Dutch composer Simeon Ten Holt’s monumental minimalist work Canto Ostinato. Also featured will be music by Marcel Bergmann.
A tribute concert to the pioneering arts administrator and cultural policy advisor John Roberts with performances by Calgary’s finest practitioners of new music of music originally commissioned by John Roberts from some of Canada’s most well-known composers.