August 24, 2009
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Vancouver, B.C. ~ The Nu:BC Collective kicks off it’s 4th season with an extraordinary programme of Vancouver premieres. One of British Columbia’s most exciting chamber ensembles brings you the Canadian premiere of Beyond Shadows by Vancouver’s own Dorothy Chang, along with the ground-breaking spectral ensemble work Talea by Gerard Grisey, and the rock and roll driven Canonada by Marc Mellits.The programme also features ppp –a virtuoso work for flute and piano by Phillipe Leroux, Kamran Ince’s MKG Variations for solo cello, with choreography and dance by special guests Alison Denham and Billy Marchenski. Also on the programme is Pierre Jodlowski’s thrilling Serie Noire for piano and electronics, and the stunningly beautiful violin and piano work Birds in Warped Time by Somei Satoh.
This concert features Nu:BC founders Paolo Bortolussi (flute),Eric Wilson (cello) and Corey Hamm (piano), joined by Jeanette Bernal-Singh (violin), Caroline Gauthier (clarinet), Brian Nesselroad (percussion) as well as UBC’s new orchestral conductor, Dwight Bennett.
Do not miss this concert of iconic works from the past 20 years, heard for the first time in Vancouver!
“…Vancouver's new UBC-based contemporary music ensemble Nu:BC is a dream gift. One of the best additions to local new music circles, this collective of first-rate performers offers the right missionary zeal for new music and its inevitable challenges and controversies.”
~ David Gordon Duke, The Vancouver Sun, April 10th, 2008
In residence at the UBC School of Music, the Nu:BC Collective brings together the spectacular talents of UBC faculty and those of Vancouver's outstanding creative artists. Founded in 2006 by flutist Paolo Bortolussi, cellist Eric Wilson, and pianist Corey Hamm, Nu:BC's critically acclaimed concerts have featured repertoire from exciting and influential contemporary composers from Canada and abroad.Incorporating technology and interdisciplinary collaboration has been a focus of the Collective, resulting in works pairing new music with contemporary dance, interactive video and computer, as well as theatrical elements. The ensemble has worked with several of Vancouver’s most talented artists from a variety of media, including dancer Emily Molnar, media artist jamie griffiths,clarinetist Francois Houle, violinists Jasper Wood, Eugenia Choi and Rebecca Whitling, composers Chris Paul Harman, Howard Bashaw, Dorothy Chang, and Jeffrey Ryan, as well as interactive works with Keith Hamel and Bob Pritchard.
Nu:BC is deeply committed to promoting exceptional works by talented composers from British Columbia and across Canada, and seeks to showcase local composers and performers on a national and international platform. In 2008, The Nu:BC Collective was proud to be ensemble-in-residence with Pro Musica’s Sonic Boom Festival; the ensemble continued its association with Sonic Boom in 2009, and will again be featured in a dedicated concert on April 9th, 2010.
Dorothy Chang: BeyondShadows for bass clarinet, cello, piano, percussion
Somei Satoh: Birds in Warped Time for violin and piano Gerard Grisey: Talea for flute, clarinet, violin, cello, piano Kamran Ince: MKG Variations for solo cello
Pierre Jodlowski: Serie Noir for piano and tape
Phillippe Leroux: ppp for flute and piano
Marc Mellits: Canonada for flute, clarinet ,violin, cello, piano, percussion
Presented by The Nu:BC Collective in partnership with the Chan Centre for the Performing Arts and the UBC School of Music.
Nu:BC Collective -Canonada
Venue & Date
Telus Studio Theatre at the Chan Centre for the Performing Arts, Saturday,October 3rd, 2009. 7:30pm
$20adults / $10 students.
Available at the door or through Ticketmaster at 604-280-3311, or on the web at www.ticketmaster.ca, or at the Chan Centre Ticket Office.
This concert is a co-presentation with the Chan Centre of the Performing Arts.