ENSEMBLE KORE NOVEMBER 20


Subject: ENSEMBLE KORE NOVEMBER 20
From: Marc Couroux (couroux@music.mcgill.ca)
Date: Tue Nov 16 1999 - 02:57:37 EST


                             BASHAW-AMBROSINI
                             ENSEMBLE KORE

                       Saturday November 20 8 PM
                              Redpath Hall
                             3461 McTavish
            (one street east of Peel, north of Sherbrooke)

                   HOWARD BASHAW - CLAUDIO AMBROSINI
                         Logic of the senses

Howard Bashaw, eminence of the Canadian West-Coast, has forged elements of
an idiomatic North-American poesis, with a rhythmic language that propels
the listener towards a new conception of musical time. We engage once
again with the myth of the reclusive composer (so prominent in
North-American culture and geography, with its metaphorical and physical
Frontier), scumbling his sources and intentions; while the music is
crystal clear, it masks a subterranean and magical world.

Claudio Ambrosini, a marginal figure in the European Tradition, is
inspired by the magical and alchemical Italian tradition. Exploring new
instrumental techniques, Ambrosini's music inhabits an ambiguous terrain,
in perpetual transition between solid, liquid and gaseous states. Sound is
treated as an essential component of musical discourse, distant from
structuralistic tendencies. In this sense, it is the notion of a visual
malleability and plasticity of musical material, an innovation as radical
as post-Darmstadtian hyper-abstraction, which unifies these two
indispensable composers.

In the spirit of Ensemble KORE's continuing mandate of focusing on some of
the visionary composers of our time, the music of Claudio Ambrosini and
Howard Bashaw will be presented in the resonant space of Redpath Hall, in
an environment which will allow the listener to enter more deeply into
each composer's creative world.

Howard BASHAW
(White Rock, BC, 1957)

Preludes (1998): Notturnino I
Timepieces (1993)
Preludes (1998): Notturnino: A-13
Horos (1994)

Claudio AMBROSINI
(Venice, 1948)

Impromptu (1982)**
Grande Ballo Futurista (1982)**
De Vulgari Eloquentia (1984)**

(** North-American premieres)

Sean McInnis, guitar
Eric Chappell, doublebass
James Freeman, trumpet
Clemens Merkel, violin
Isabelle Bozzini, cello
Claire Marchand, flute
Mark Simons - clarinet
Marc Couroux, piano

http://pages.infinit.net/kore/bashawambrosini.html

Tickets: 10$

Information: 989-9846 (tel/fax)

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Marc Couroux
ENSEMBLE KORE
2271 Souvenir
Montreal, Quebec
CANADA H3H 1S3
tel/fax: (514) 989-9846



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