Falling Angel – Sunday, Feb. 10th, 2019

“Davies at times reaches that place of emotional embodiment that only music can capture, and wraps it in a dark yet cathartic embrace.” – The Arts Desk

Rustic dances, quivering chords and metallic bass lines transform into lyrical lines, which are in turn interwoven, underpinned and saturated by rough, even abrasive textures. Such is the music of Britain’s superstar composer Tansy Davies.  Described by The Timesas “music of grit and wit”, Aventa presents the Canadian premieres of two of her most celebrated works – Aquaticfor percussion and English horn and the tour-de-force work for ensemble, Falling Angel.

Falling Angel

 Sunday, February 10th, 2019 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
Russell Bajer, English horn
Corey Rae, percussion

Jordan Nobles, Surface Tension
Tansy Davies, Aquatic *
Jennifer Butler, Under bleak skies
Erik Griswold, Action Music 2 *
Tansy Davies, Falling Angel *

*Canadian premiere

Erik Griswold’s Action Music 2 has been commissioned through the initiative of the Lyrebird Sharing Network, and was created with generous support from the Art Music Fund of the Australian Music Centre.

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