Fwd: Open Ears Festival Opening


Subject: Fwd: Open Ears Festival Opening
From: Kevin Austin (kevin.austin@videotron.ca)
Date: Fri Apr 22 2005 - 00:30:37 EDT


>Date: Thu, 21 Apr 2005 17:35:55 -0400
>From: Open Ears Festival <info@openears.ca>
>Subject: Open Ears Opening
>X-Sender: phatch@mgl.ca (Unverified)
>
>
>The Open Ears Festival of Music and Sound has moved into high gear.
>We are now in final preparation for this Saturday's opening of
>sound installations in several downtown Kitchener locations as
>well as Saturday's 1 pm performance of Tim Brady's 'Sound Off'
>at City Hall. Both of these events, as with many Open Ears events, are free.

>Concerts begin Tuesday and run to Sunday May 1st. (Tickets are
>selling quickly, especially for the Diamanda Galas, Parkins/Mori and
>Negativland concerts.) Passes are still available and are still the
>best value for your dollar.
>
>Tonight at about 12:45 am CBC's Brave New Waves is featuring the
>festival in a segment which will include an interview with Artistic
>Director Peter Hatch by Patty Schmidt. The interview will include
>recordings of works from this year's festival.
>
> The details of our symposium were recently finalized. This year's
> symposium focuses on the topic 'New Music and Social Relevance' and
> features an array of festival participants and others discussing the
> nature of new music audiences, women's participation in new music, and
> the political relevance of new music and sound art. The symposium runs
>on April 28th and 29th and is free.
>
> More information on the Open Ears Festival of Music and Sound can
>be found at:
> www.openears.ca
> info@openears.ca
>
> Tickets can be ordered by calling:
> 519-578-1570
>1-800-265-8977
>
>This is the last email reminder for this festival.
>We apologize for any duplicate mailings.
>See you at the festival!
>
>List of events:
>
>Tues April 26
>8 pm
>Open Ears presents: Gardens of the Heart
>Kitchener-Waterloo Symphony conducted by Simon Streatfeild
>Kimberly Barber, mezzo-soprano; Joseph Petric, accordion
>Centre In The Square, 101 Queen St. West, Kitchener
>$28/$20
>This concert features the works of Windsor's Brent Lee, Montreal's
>Michael Osterle, Canada's R. Murray Schafer, and the world premiere
>of a new accordion concerto by Toronto's James Rolfe.
>
>Wed April 27
>12 Noon
>Open Ears presents: Pink Lotus
>Mei Han, zheng ; Cynthia Hiebert, harpsichord
>St. John the Evangelist Church, 23 Water St. N, Kitchener
>free
>Featuring Mei Han and Cynthia Hiebert performing an array of
>traditional and contemporary solo works, as well as a commissioned
>work for harpsichord and zheng by Vancouver's Janet Danielson -
>possibly the first piece written for this colourful combination!
>
>Wed April 27
>8 pm
>Open Ears presents: The Salome Dancer (world premiere) (also April 28)
>NUMUS
>King St. Theatre, 36 King St. W., Kitchener
>$45/$30
>KW's first home-grown opera is a mythic tale of prime-time murder,
>madness and stardom. This fresh electric guitar-driven opera by Tim
>Brady, composer and John Sobol, librettist features Tamara Hummel,
>Terence Mierau, Michael Donovan, Ian Funk, Bradyworks and the work
>of John Price, filmmaker.
>
>Wed April 27
>10:30 pm
>Open Ears presents: Midi Tapant
>Tom Walsh/Pierre Tanguay/ Miles Perkin/ VJ Mathieu St. Arnaud
>The Registry Theatre, 122 Frederick St., Kitchener
>$20/$15
>Musique actuelle artists Tanguay and Walsh have been playing
>together for over a dozen years now and have performed in festivals
>from Toronto to ParisJoining them tonight are bassist/vocalist Miles
>Perkins and VJ Mathieu St. Arnaud.
>
>Thursday, April 28
>12 Noon 
>Open Ears presents: 'Goldberg'
>Finger
>The Registry Theatre, 122 Frederick Street, Kitchener
>free
>
>Cam McKittrick, Leslie Wyber and Richard Windeyer comprise one of
>Waterloo Region's most recent new music ensembles. Their blend of
>acoustic and electroacoustic media is both thoughtful and
>provocative. Today's concert features a new look at the venerable
>Goldberg Variations of J.S. Bach.
>
>Thurs April 28
>8 pm
>Open Ears presents: The Salome Dancer (world premiere) (also April 28)
>NUMUS
>King St. Theatre, 36 King St. W, Kitchener
>$45/$30
>KW's first home-grown opera is a mythic tale of prime-time murder,
>madness and stardom. This fresh electric guitar-driven opera by Tim
>Brady, composer and John Sobol, librettist features Tamara Hummel,
>Terence Mierau, Michael Donovan, Ian Funk, Bradyworks and the work
>of John Price, filmmaker.
>
>Thurs April 28
>10:30 pm
>Open Ears presents: Between Science and Garbage
>Bob Ostertag/Pierre Hébert
>The Registry Theatre, 122 Frederick St., Kitchener
>$20/$15
>Hébert makes images by drawing marker on paper, chalk on chalkboard,
>blowing dust on mirrors and manipulating piles of garbage. Ostertag
>records the sound of the detritus while also spawning shapes on a
>digital drawing tablet. Ostertag and Hébert are merely trying to
>make sense out of science and garbage - a more explicit rendition of
>the situation we all live with every day.
>
>Fri April 29
>12 Noon 
>Open Ears presents: Sanctuary
>Jeff Reilly, bass clarinet; Peter Togni, organ; Christoph Both, cello
>St. Peter's Lutheran Church, 49 Queen Street North, Kitchener
>free
>Built around the unique instrumental combination of bass clarinet,
>cello, and pipe organ, and always performed in resonant churches,
>Sanctuary's music achieves a sound, which is by turns contemplative,
>lyrical, intense, and magical. 
>
>Fri April 29
>8 pm
>Open Ears presents: Famous Blue Raincoat
>Canadian Chamber Ensemble
>part of the New Orchestra Series, Glenn Buhr Artistic Director
>Guests mezzo-soprano, Patricia O'Callaghan; DJ P-Love, turntables
>King St. Theatre, 36 King St. West
>$28/$20
>Featured are works by Ann Southam, Micheline Roi, Nicole Lizeé and
>the world premiere of a set of 'acoustic remixes' of Leonard Cohen
>songs by James Harley, Juliet Palmer and John Oswald sung by diva
>Patricia O'Callaghan.
>
>Fri April 29
>10:30 pm
>Open Ears presents: Phantom Orchard
>Zeena Parkins and Ikue Mori
>The Registry Theatre, 122 Frederick St., Kitchener
>$20/$15
>Their collaboration Phantom Orchard features a mix of Zeena Parkins'
>multi-faceted acoustic playing filtered through the kaleidoscopic
>lens of Ikue Mori's processing techniques. The results range from
>contemplative to disorienting, mysterious to playful.
>
>
>Sat April 30
>1 pm
>Open Ears presents: Quartet With or Without
>Penderecki String Quartet
>With Diana Morgan, flute and Cynthia Hiebert, harpsichord
>The Registry Theatre, 122 Frederick St., Kitchener
>$20/$15
>Featured are new works by Omar Daniel, Linda Smith and Daniel Janke
>as well as the classic and powerful String Quartet by Witold
>Lutoslawski.
>
>Sat April 30
>3 pm
>Open Ears presents: Coyote Builds North America
>John Luther Adams
>Victoria Park Pavilion, 80 Schneider St., Kitchener
>free
>Based on Native American stories with music inspired by the
>landscape and people of the far north, Coyote Builds North America
>amalgamates the ancient art of storytelling with contemporary music,
>dance and live art. While storyteller Rae Crossman spins the tales
>of the trickster character Coyote, the stories are brought to life
>through music written by Alaskan composer John Luther Adams,
>original choreography by Sarah Jane Burton, costume and design by
>Jerrard Smith, and visual art created in real time by Anishinaabe
>artist Rene Meshake. 
>
>
>Sat April 30
>5 pm
>Open Ears presents: Liebes-Lied/Love Song
>Hildegard Westerkamp and Anne Bourne
>Kitchener City Hall Rotunda, 200 King St. W, Kitchener
>$20/$15
>The two artists on this programme come from different backgrounds
>but are joined by a common interest in listening and the
>environment. The featured work in this concert will be the
>presentation of a new collaborative piece by electroacoustic
>composer and sound-ecologist Hildegard Westerkamp (Vancouver) and
>composer/improviser Anne Bourne (Toronto).
>
>Sat April 30
>8 pm
>Open Ears presents: Defixiones: Orders from the Dead
>Diamanda Galás
>Zion Church Sanctuary, 32 Weber St. W, Kitchener
>$28/$20
>Her most recent work, Defixiones, deals with the exile and genocide
>experienced by Armenian, Anatolian, and Greek peoples at the hands
>of the Ottoman Empire during the first World War. In giving voice to
>these themes,
>
>Sat April 30
>10:30 pm
>Open Ears presents: Negativland - "Over the Edge" in Concert
>Kitchener City Hall Council Chambers, 200 King St. W, Kitchener
>$28/$20
>This show will feature a real time performance of a new 'Over the
>Edge' radio performance piece, which will be recorded for later
>broadcast on their weekly KPFA (Berkeley, California) radio show.
>
>
>Sun May 1
>12:30 pm
>Open Ears presents: Electroacoustica
>City Hall Rotunda, 200 King St. W, Kitchener
>Curated by Darren Copeland
>free
>Featuring an international array of women artists, including works
>by Maggie Payne, Wende Bartley, Annette Vande Gorne, Elainie Lillios
>and Monique Jean.
>
>Sun May 1
>2:30 pm
>Open Ears presents: TEXT / URE
>DaCapo Chamber Choir (with Marlin Nagtegaal, organ)
>St. John the Evangelist Church, 23 Water St. N, Kitchener
>$20/$15
>A programme of works by Canadian and international composers around
>the central theme of "texture." Featured are two solo keyboard
>works: an organ work by leading Swiss organist, composer and
>teacher Guy Bovet, and the premiere of Piano Sonata No. 1 by local
>composer Leonard Enns, commissioned and performed by Catherine
>Robertson.
>
>Sun May 1
>7 pm
>Open Ears presents: Association for Canadian Women Composers readings
>Kitchener-Waterloo Symphony
>Centre In The Square Studio, 100 Queen St. N, Kitchener
>free
>Join us as we witness the first readings of orchestral works by
>Canadian women.
>
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