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Calgary New Music Festival 2019

October 24, 2019 - October 27, 2019

October 24-27, 2019
Festival Hall, 1215 10th Ave SE, Calgary
October 24
7:30 pm
airborne extended (Vienna)

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

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October 25
7:30 pm
Timepoint ensemble

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 LeGallou.

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

Multimedia performance by Linda Bouchard (concept, music, video), Keith Turnbull (dramaturge), Kim Collier (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. The program will also include Linda Bouchard’s DROP for solo clarinet and electronics, from her Live Structures series, featuring clarinetist extraordinaire François Houle.

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Festival Marathon!
Sunday October 27 | Festival Hall

Sintonia Soundwalk

SINTONIA, named for the Italian word meaning “in tune with” in both a sonic and figurative sense, was created by Valentina Bertolani and Aura Pon to bring accessible experiences that blend experimental music and mindfulness to diverse Calgary audiences. A core activity of Sintonia’s practice is the soundwalk, a walking meditation done with our attention attuned to the sounds surrounding us and within us, often hidden when our focus is elsewhere. In this second collaboration with New Works Calgary, Sintonia will lead a soundwalkers through Inglewood, Calgary’s oldest neighborhood. Embracing the Bow and Elbow Rivers, railroad tracks, and a myriad of unique businesses, homes and green spaces, the area promises many hidden sonic gems to be uncovered through deep listening. Following some brief exercises to warm up our receptivity, we will embark from Festival Hall to explore the diverse sounds this vibrant, historic, pedestrian-oriented neighbourhood.

11:00 am

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Land’s End Ensemble mini-concert & CD launch

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.

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1:30 pm

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Proteus Saxophone Quartet + “The Spot II” with Tommy Davis

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.

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3:00 pm

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Jeremy Brown Collective and Bug Incision

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!

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7:30 pm

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October 24, 2019
October 27, 2019
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