New Music Edmonton Presents:
The Edmonton Festival of New Music
Guest Artist: Giorgio Magnanensi
November 15 – 17, 2012
Muttart Hall, Alberta College, 10050 MacDonald Drive, Edmonton
Bohemia, 10217 97 Street, Edmonton
Festival Passes: $65 General/ $35 NME and Mile Zero Members
Individual events: $20 General/$10 Students/$5 NME Member
Sonikinetic Admission (Sat. 7pm): $20 General/$10 NME/MZD Members & Students
NEW MUSIC EDMONTON’s second annual Festival of New Music: an incredible weekend showcasing the latest in chamber music, improvisation, electronics, multimedia and dance and featuring some of this city’s finest artists with intense, brilliant and unforgettable performances, many of which will be world premiers.
Boreal Electroacoustic Music Society
Mile Zero Dance
The Strathcona String Quartet
St. Crispin’s Chamber Players
More info: http://newmusicedmonton.ca/concert-schedule/
Ramshackle Day Parade warmly presents:
Some-kind-of-wonderful care of that rad guy who you know as Jom Comyn.
Edmonton’s harsh noise king.
Rad samplertronica. See him before he leaves the city for an indefinite amount of time!
Bring I.D. or you will miss this.
Ramshackle Day Parade presents:
Jeff Younger’s Devil Loops
Summoned from the depths of Calgary, AB
Taiwanese hardcore from Edmonton AB
ft Phillip Dickau and David Ferris
Gruppo di Improvvisazione Nuova Consonanza was a free improvisation group founded by Italian composer Francesco Evangalisti in 1964. The many names involved in this project may give one a misleading idea of the group’s sound and goals, as some of the many notables include electroacoustic pioneer Roland Kayn, as well as other composers best known for their work in films and soundtracks such as Egisto Macchi and Ennio Morricone, whose Spaghetti Western scores are firmly embedded and referenced throughout popular culture. The work of Il Gruppo shares very little in common with any of these artist’s other works, and is most often a rejection of them.
Il Gruppo went a step farther in collective improvisation then many of their contemporaries in Free Jazz – who although expressing dissatisfaction with conventions of rhythm, melody and dialogue, still used jazz idioms as a starting point – creating strange pieces which stress total exclusion of any set dynamics, pattern or scheme. The Private Sea of Dreams is an attempt to ignore the musical grammar of the time, and to instead create a new set with its own consistent and internally contained logic, aesthetics and interplay; unquestioningly taken up and built upon by many other free improvisers.
The pieces themselves cover a wide array of sounds: on String Quartet, the composers subvert one of their most trusted forms into a creaking monstrosity, the musicians rubbing and scratching grating shrieks out of their instruments; in Waves (Per Cinque), there are frenetic exchanges and percussive bursts; and in Sunrise (Per Otto), we are treated to the strange, bleating trumpet of Morricone.
Be sure to also check out the beautifully packaged compilation Azione, on Die Schachtel, (a label itself named after one of Francisco Evangalisti’s compositions.)
Download The Private Sea of Dreams here