Mechanical Advantage

May 9, 2011, 8 pm
The Music Gallery
197 John Street, Toronto, ON, CA, M5T 1X6 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.

Program

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

Performers

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

Tickets

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

Video

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