NEW MUSIC: Thin Edge New Music Collective “Free-Form Constructs” Sun Nov 25 at 7:30 pm
Sunday November 25, 2012, 7:30 pm, tickets $20 regular, $15 arts workers, $10 students/seniors. Artword Artbar is delighted to host something new and adventurous in our cafe-bar! Thin Edge New Music Collective presents Free-Form Constructs, a juxtaposition of the concepts of freedom and structure presented in collaboration with Montreal composer/improviser Jason Sharp (left). Baritone and bass saxophonist, Jason Sharp (from Montreal) joins forces with members of The Thin Edge New Music Collective to explore the relationship between improvisation and composition in contemporary music. Jason will perform works for bass saxophone and amplified heartbeat and the Thin Edge will present Pulau Dewata by Claude Vivier, and new works by Fjóla Evans and Anna Höstman. The Thin Edge New Music Collective was founded in September of 2011 by pianist Cheryl Duvall and violinist Ilana Waniuk. Olaf Szester is featured on percussion.
The Collective believes that contemporary music is a powerful medium which has the ability to comment and reflect on modern society in a unique and poignant way. We recognize that the broad range of musical idioms which new music encompasses functions as an important touchstone for contemporary life and as such are passionately dedicated to supporting our peers through commissions and performance. Ultimately we aspire to bring innovative and challenging 20th and 21st century music to audiences both existing and as yet untapped.