Mechanical Advantage

May 9, 2011, 8 pm
The Music Gallery
918 Bathurst Street, Toronto, ON, CA, M5R 3G5 map

Turning a little glitch with the mechanicals to our advantage, Continuum reprogrammes its May 9 concert as an exploration of process in music. Works include two from the original programme - Four in hand by Ann Southam and Hockets II by Anthony Genge - with the addition of Madrigale by Aldo Clementi and Zilver by Louis Andriessen. The late Ann Southam's minimalism had a political dimension; while Anthony Genge's hocketing is more a matter of instinct and influence, it creates an impression of mechanical interplay between performers; Zilver by Dutch icon Louis Andriessen gradually speeds up while the late Aldo Clementi's Madrigale slowly achieves entropy. Clementi, an influential modernist in the day found an equally influential post-modern language.

Technical problems with the street organ are only temporary so keep ears open and eyes peeled for the announcement of a new date for the concert featuring this mechanical instrument.


  1. Moiya CallahanCA
  2. Louis AndriessenNL
  3. Anthony GengeCA
  4. Ann SouthamCA
  5. Aldo ClementiIT


Continuum’s ensemble with Marion Newman (mezzo-soprano), Haruka Fujii (percussion), Gregory Oh (piano), and Paul Rogers (bass).


$25 adults / $15 students, seniors & arts workers


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