Emerging Composer Workshop with 7090

Presented by Continuum, Music Gallery, Arraymusic and ISCM Canadian Section

As part of Gaudeamus: Deconstructed and Reconstructed, Amsterdam-based trio 7090 will workshop and record pieces by local Toronto emerging composers on Saturday, April 5, 2014, 10 am – 1pm at the Music Gallery. Koen Kaptijn (trombone), Bas Wiegers (violin) and Nora Mulder (piano) offer not only virtuosic abilities but wide international experience, including in experimental presentation and improvisation.  Providing critique are Dutch/Cypriot composer Yannis Kyrikides and, from the University of Victoria, Christopher Butterfield

  • Participants
  • Emilie LeBel – sometimes in the mornings their commute aligned, briefly (vln, tbn, pno)
  • August Murphy-King – Universal Testing Machine (vln, tbn, pno)
  • Parisa Sabet – Geyrani (solo vln)
  • Robert Taylor – Ellipses – For 7090

The members of 7090 – Bas Wiegers, Koen Kaptijn and Nora Mulder – are established at the highest level as soloists and chamber musicians, in The Netherlands and internationally.  In 2001 they inaugurated this unusual trio of violin, trombone and piano with a tour of The Netherlands performing the music of Iannis Xenakis, a composer who continues to be a touch stone. Now 7090 switches with ease from Xenakis to Brahms, and from Cage to improvisation with electronics.  In 2007 they released the internationally acclaimed Béton Armé, a CD of chamber music by Iannis Xenakis. A CD of music by James Fulkerson was released in 2010, followed by Stiekeme Muziek in 2011. In 2010–2011, 7090 mounted a series of concerts called SNEAK 7090 in the Bethaniënklooster Amsterdam, and organized with Orgelpark Amsterdam a Xenakis festival. Another CD of music by Xenakis followed in 2012, including “Eonta” and the rarely performed “Linaia-Agon”. In 2012, a close collaboration with the influential British composer Michael Finnissy led to a CD / DVD of his music, with interview material and a dada-like recipe film.  This workshop is part of a tour of the UK and Canada, supported in part by The Canada Council for the Arts.