The 2015-2016 New Works Calgary season, VeloCity, comprised four main concert events and the second edition of the Calgary New Music Festival:

Luminous Voices – Responsio | 7.5.2016

Luminous Voices – Responsio | 7.5.2016

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.

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Harmonium | 31 March 2016

Harmonium | 31 March 2016

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.

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Virtuosity of Excess | 20 February 2016

Virtuosity of Excess | 20 February 2016

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.

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Canto Ostinato | 15 November 2015

Canto Ostinato | 15 November 2015

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.

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John Roberts and Music in Canada | 1 October 2015

John Roberts and Music in Canada | 1 October 2015

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.

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