ORGANized

February 12, 2012, 8 pm
The Music Gallery
197 John Street, Toronto, ON, CA, M5T 1X6 map

Mechanical/human, past/present - ORGANized is a concert that breaches boundaries. Works by Petar Klanac, Michael Oesterle and Richard Marsella pit Continuum's ensemble against mechanical devices ranging from musical contraption through simple crank organ to decorated cabinet organ. Other works include a commission from Brian Current, and Ligeti's Continuum arranged for two marimbas. The mechanical organ used in the concert (an indoor organ as opposed to the brash instrument used on the streets) was engineered and built by Henk de Graauw; Henk will present a talk on mechanical organs at 4 pm, prior to the concert. Continuum Co-Artistic Directors Ryan Scott and Jennifer Waring visited Henk's backyard studio - see the video. You can also read the Toronto Star's article on Henk.

Program

  1. Strata §*†
    Brian CurrentCA
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  2. Petar KlanacCA
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  3. Gy├Ârgy LigetiHU/DE
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  4. Richard MarsellaCA
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  5. Michael OesterleCA
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* Premiered by Continuum
† Continuum Commission
‡ Canada Council Commission
§ Ontario Arts Council Commission

Performers

Continuum’s ensemble with Haruka Fujii (percussion) and Brian Current (conductor).

Tickets

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

The Music Gallery

Video

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