Local vs Global

A 2-day roundtable connected to Gaudeamus: Deconstructed & Reconstructed

• Thursday, April 3, 3:00–4:30pm (prior to the 8pm concert Gaudeamus: Deconstructed)
• Friday, April 4, 3:00–4:30pm (prior to the 8pm concert Gaudeamus: Reconstructed)
• In the Fellowship Room, Music Gallery, 197 John Street
• Free admission

In a wired world, where music and ideas from the remotest corners are as accessible as if from just down the road, is there still such a thing as a local sound?  This two-day roundtable brings together musicians, composers, programmers, writers and scholars to discuss the issue from all angles.  Principally from the Netherlands and Canada, many of the participants have spent much time working in and touring other parts.  The public is invited to listen in on and take part in discussion revolving around:

• The factors that make a local sound possible, or on the other hand impossible, in a global world
• The opportunities and challenges inherent in bringing musicians and repertoire from another place
• Borrowing – the dynamic and what it means to the borrower and the borrowee
• The composer’s experience of local / global
• The musician’s experience of local / global

Jennifer Waring

Thursday April 3, 3 – 4:30
Darcy James Argue – composer/bandleader (CA/US)
Christopher Butterfield – composer/professor, University of Victoria (CA)
David Dacks – Artistic Director, Music Gallery (CA)
Henk Heuvelmans – Director, Gaudeamus Muziekweek (NL)
Yannis Kyriakides – composer (CY/NL)
Cassandra Miller – composer/Director, Innovations en concert (CA)
Nora Mulder  - pianist/improviser (NL)
Alan Stanbridge – professor of cultural studies at the Univesrsity of Toronto/former director of jazz festivals in Scotland (CA/Sctlnd)

Friday April 4, 3 – 4:30
Henk Heuvelmans – Director, Gaudeamus (NL)
Koen Kaptijn  - trombonist (NL)
Cassandra Miller – composer/Director Innovations en concert (CA)
Michael Oesterle – composer (CA)
eldritch priest  – composer/academic (CA)
Rick Sacks  - percussionist/Artistic Director, Array Music (CA)
Ryan Scott – percussionist/co-Artistic Director, Continuum (CA)
Bas Wiegers – violinist/conductor (NL)

Other activity
Gaudeamus: Deconstructed/Reconstructed also includes:
Gaudeamus: Deconstructed, April 3
Gaudeamus: Reconstructed, April 4
Emerging Composer Workshop with 7090, April 5
All activity takes place at The Music Gallery