Theatre of Entropy

Subject: Theatre of Entropy
From: Marc Couroux (
Date: Sat Apr 24 1999 - 19:54:38 EDT

                                Marc Couroux
                             Theatre of Entropy

                          Wednesday, April 28, 8 PM
                      Chapelle Historique du Bon Pasteur
                            100 Sherbrooke East

The Theatre of Entropy is the latest installment in a continuing
investigation of the relationship between performer and instrument within
a broader attempt to reinvent (and reintegrate) a contemporary concert

"All new techniques I've been developing in recent years relate to the
notion of performer-instrument interface, rather than any kind of
"extended" technique involving sounds extraneous to the keyboard. I want
to effectuate a re-splitting of the physical from the sound, to provoke
other links between the body and the instrument. My childhood fascination
with the nature and functioning of my nervous system has now led to a
direct manifestation of this in my music. It has become in effect the
subject of the musical discourse. The "theatre" arises from the
relationship, often conflict, between body and matter, and how body acts
upon matter (and vice-versa)."

Pianist Marc Couroux is one of Canada's leading interpreters of
20th-century music. In 1996, he was awarded the Prix Quebec-Flandres and
in 1998 won the OPUS Award for "Discovery of the Year" bestowed by the
Conseil Quebecois de la Musique. Couroux is presently preparing his first
two compact discs of Canadian works composed for him, to be released in
late 1999 on the ATMA label. He is also the founder of Ensemble KORE with
composer Michael Oesterle.

Free admission.

For more information: 872-5338 or 872-5339

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