The six member Ensemble Transmission from Montréal includes the top exponents of new music performance drawn from several of that city’s larger new music organizations, brought together to concentrate on refined performances of demanding and exciting chamber music from the latter part of the 20th and early 21st centuries. Transmission will perform music of several generations of European spectral composers, a work by visionary composer Iannis Xenakis, and new and recent works by Canadian composers.
February 16 | 8 pm
with Pre-concert event at 5:00 pm
Coast X Coast
Four electroacoustic composers, hailing from coast to coast, detail their various musical practices. This lecture-recital will present four recent works, showcasing live electronics and exciting acousmatic works in 8-channel surround sound. The program highlights the breadth of the electronic medium and the diversity of approaches taken by Canadian electroacoustic composers, including: ‘found sound’ approaches, repurposing media snippets into elaborate montages, field recordings and sounds from natural and urban environments, electronic extensions of acoustic instruments, and the close examination of different kinds of acoustic spaces. Questions and discussions are welcome!
The Great Hall in the Rozsa Centre at the University of Calgary
FREE Admission (for pre-concert event)