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Tracce e Palinsesti – November 15, 2015

Conductor and composer Giorgio Magnanensi joins Aventa in Tracce e Palinsesti

Conductor and composer Giorgio Magnanensi joins Aventa in Tracce e Palinsesti

Sunday, November 15th, 2015 8pm

Phillip T. Young Recital Hall
(UVic School of Music, MacLaurin Building)
Tickets at the door $20
Pre-concert talk 7:15PM

Aventa Ensemble
Giorgio Magnanensi, conductor

Giacinto Scelsi – Pranam II
Salvatore Sciarrino – Lo Spazio Inverso
Franco Donatoni – Arpège
Giorgio Magnanensi – TDU XX *

Giorgio Magnanensi is a composer, musician and conductor of great talent and one of the
most interesting personalities of the Italian generation. – Franco Donatoni

Aventa welcomes the acclaimed Vancouver composer Giorgio Magnanensi as
guest conductor and curator for this event. In curating Tracce e Palinsesti,
Magnanensi pays homage to three Italian composers who continue to influence
and inspire his work and activity.

Magnanensi envisions the evening as a continuous flow of music, live electronics and video.
The audience will be immersed in the theatrical quality of sound, performance gesture
and sound figures that emerge within the flow of variable sonic landscapes. Works are
interlocked through the use of sound panels, transitions and resonances, which coalesce
to inspire the creation of Magnenensi’s new work, TDU XX.

 

The Truth and the Truth – Feb. 7, 2016

Aventa presents music from Toronto's Juliet Palmer

Aventa presents music from Toronto’s Juliet Palmer

 

Sunday, February 7th, 2016 8pm

Phillip T. Young Recital Hall
(UVic School of Music, MacLaurin Building)

Tickets at the door $20
Pre-concert talk 7:15PM

Aventa Ensemble
Bill Linwood, conductor
Anne Grimm, soprano

Juliet Palmer, American Woman
Leonie Holmes, When Expectation Ends
Juliet Palmer, The Truth and the Truth
Eve de Castro-Robinson, Knife Apple Sheer Brush
Leonie Holmes, Recitative II
Eve de Castro-Robinson, quiet at her window *

… Palmer’s music “crosses so many genres as to be in a category of its own”
– John Terauds, Toronto Star

Soprano Anne Grimm joins Aventa in the premiere of New Zealand composer
Eve de Castro-Robinson’s “Quiet at her window and Juliet Palmer’s “American Woman”.
Inspired by the special relationships created by Aventa’s appearance at the
University of Auckland (NZ) in 2015, this concert feature the works of New Zealand
composers Leonie Holmes and Eve de Castro-Robinson. These composers, joined by
Toronto composer and University of Auckland alumna, Juliet Palmer, have left an
indelible impression on our organization.

Aventa’s percussionist extraordinaire Corey Rae brings Juliet Palmer’s “The Truth and the Truth”
to Victoria audiences, in an evening of music from Canadian and New Zealand composers.
Juliet writes of “The Truth and the Truth”: “While visiting Toronto’s historic Fort York,
I learned that musicians had collected the wounded and corpses from the battlefield.
Those least responsible for the violence were the ones most intimately acquainted
with its effects. Exploring the traditions of military drumming as a form of signalling
and communication, I began to look at how messages about war in our own time are
shared and/or withheld. The snare drum part is based on speech rhythms and military
drumming techniques.

 

Tunnels de lumière – March 13, 2016

Aventa presents the North American premiere of Bent Sørensen's Tunnels de Lumière

Aventa presents the North American premiere of Bent Sørensen’s Tunnels de Lumière

Sunday, March 13th, 2016 8:00PM

Phillip T. Young Recital Hall
(UVic School of Music, MacLaurin Building)
Tickets at the door $20
Pre-concert talk 7:15PM

Aventa Ensemble
Bill Linwood, conductor
Darnell Linwood, horn

Christopher Butterfield – Souvenir
Tristan Murail – Mémoire/Erosion *
Bent Sørensen – Tunnels de lumière *

Hornist, Darnell Linwood, joins Aventa in the Canadian premiere of Tristan Murail’s
concerto for horn and ensemble,Mémoire/Erosion.  A tour-de-force finale to our 2015/16 season,
this concert intertwines the eclectic sound world of Victoria composer Christopher Butterfield
alongside Murail’s inimitable horn concerto and Bent Sørensen’s unworldly, ghost-like music,
creating an experience to be savoured.

… Aventa played with wonderful fluidity, ease and naturalness.
– 
Graham Strahle, The Australian

* North American premiere performances

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