Make a Noise!

 

Calgary New Music Festival 2019New Works Calgary presents the 4th Calgary New Music Festival with a weekend of engaging performances by airborne extended (Vienna), Linda Bouchard and the Grdina/Houle/Loewen Trio (San Francisco/Vancouver), Proteus Saxophone Quartet (Calgary/Montréal), and Calgary’s Timepoint Ensemble, Land’s End Ensemble, Bug Incision and the Jeremy Brown Collective. Improvisation, premieres, electric guitars, multimedia, sound walks…join us and check out the vision of today’s new music composers and performers as we play it forward.

airborne extended (Vienna)

October 24 / 7:30 pm / Festival Hall

A unique, young new music ensemble from Vienna Austria consisting of harpsichord, flute, recorders and harp performing recently commissioned  European and Canadian works.

airborne extended bio

Timepoint Ensemble

October 25 / 7:30 pm / Festival Hall

Calgary’s feisty newest new music ensemble celebrating the music of Veronika Krausas and Vincent Ho, Alexander Schubert in collaboration with actor/dance/mover Mark Ikeda and live painting by artist Sunita LaGallou.

> Timepoint Ensemble bio

ALL CAPS NO SPACE

October 26 / 7:30 pm / Engineered Air Theatre (Arts Common)

 
Multimedia performance by Linda Bouchard (concept, music, video), Keith Turnbull (stage direction) and the Grdina/Houle/Loewen Trio.

Using a graphical score, stock and pre-recorded material, and live processing, “All Caps No Space” explores the amplified solitude we experience within the barrage of information that besieges us through the medias. The creation of the work is motivated by the desire to give a voice to our individual experiences as we witness the world’s tragedies, specifically captured in the written and still images of daily media. Three live musicians perform live and interact with a table that projects live video onto a large screen.

FESTIVAL
MARATHON

SUNDAY OCTOBER 27 / FESTIVAL HALL / 11 AM - 10 PM

$30 ADULTS | $20 STUDENTS & SENIORS

Sintonia Soundwalk

11:00 am \ Cost: Free     REGISTER

Cities are the stage for ever-changing technology and ways of being a society as much as the stage for daily stressful or peaceful moods. A soundwalk can help attune oneself to their environment. Sintonia will be leading a soundwalk through the area around Festival Hall, walking through a landscape with focused attention to the unique and diverse sounds and historical importance of the area.

 

Land’s End Ensemble mini-concert and CD launch

1:30 pm | SINGLE EVENT TICKETS $10-15

Join Land’s End Ensemble as they celebrate the release of their latest Centrediscs album with recordings by some of Canada’s leading contemporary classical composers.

 

Proteus Saxophone Quartet + "The Spot II" Tommy Davis

3:00 pm | SINGLE EVENT TICKETS $10-15

One of Canada’s leading saxophone quartets, Proteus Saxophone Quartet present an energetic and diverse program of groundbreaking works for saxophone quartet! Plus, the latest installation of 'The Spot', a special performance by saxophonist Tommy Davis.

 

Jeremy Brown Collective and Bug Incision

7:30 pm | SINGLE EVENT TICKETS $10-15

A concert steeped with inspiration, imagination, insight, and improvisation. An avant-garde evening with free improv and noise to close out the 2019 Calgary New Music Festival with a bang!  >Jeremy Brown Collective

 

Proteus Saxophone Quartet

Proteus Saxophone Quartet

Known for his radiant orchestrations, his dramatic structures and his innovative guitar work, Canadian Tim Brady is a composer and guitarist who has created music in a wide range of genres ranging from chamber and orchestral music to electroacoustic works, chamber opera, contemporary dance scores, jazz and free improvisation.

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Sunita LeGallou

Sunita LeGallou

Sunita LeGallou is a self-taught abstract artist, using intuitive mark-making to chart her emotional response to music. She's performed  live onstage alongside musicians and orchestras, most often along with contemporary classical. She also keeps sketchbooks and...

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Mark Ikeda

Mark Ikeda

Mark Kunji Ikeda creates original performances that combine narrative and dance. Through training in dance and theatre he has developed a unique methodology combining story, imagination, and choreography that has lead to being named the 2015 Emerging Artist by Calgary Arts Development Authority.

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Keith Turnbull

Keith Turnbull is a director, dramaturge and producer committed to contemporary and new work in both theatre and opera. He was artistic director of the Manitoba Theatre Centre; of Second Stage, Neptune Theatre; and founding artistic director of the NDWT Co. with which...

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Linda Bouchard

Linda Bouchard

Born in Québec, Canada, Linda Bouchard has been an active composer, orchestrator, conductor, and producer for over thirty-five years. Winner of both Composer of the Year from the Conseil Québecois de la Culture and the Joseph S. Stauffer Prize from the Canada Council...

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Juliet Palmer

Juliet Palmer

New Zealand-Canadian composer Juliet Palmer is known as a “post-modernist with a conscience” (The Listener) whose work “crosses so many genres as to be in a category of its own”.

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Jennifer Butler

Jennifer Butler

Jennifer Butler is a composer and flutist living in Vancouver, BC.
Her music, described as “beautifully remote”, “intimate” and “disquieting” has been commissioned, performed, and broadcast across Canada, in the United States, Australia, and Europe. She loves working with quiet and fragile sounds, but will often juxtapose these with loud, forceful outbursts of sound.

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Jeremy Brown Collective

Jeremy Brown Collective

Known for his radiant orchestrations, his dramatic structures and his innovative guitar work, Canadian Tim Brady is a composer and guitarist who has created music in a wide range of genres ranging from chamber and orchestral music to electroacoustic works, chamber opera, contemporary dance scores, jazz and free improvisation.

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airborne extended

airborne extended

Known for his radiant orchestrations, his dramatic structures and his innovative guitar work, Canadian Tim Brady is a composer and guitarist who has created music in a wide range of genres ranging from chamber and orchestral music to electroacoustic works, chamber opera, contemporary dance scores, jazz and free improvisation.

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