Inspired by the idea of a strange procession, Zosha Di Castri’s Cortège is a relentless succession of people and sounds. Stemming from the poetry of Leonard Cohen’s “Alexandra Leaving”, this is music of impending loss – the night before the city falls into enemy hands or the evening before a lover leaves for good.
This concert introduces Iceland’s Anna Thorvaldsdottir, whose music has been described as inevitable, as if it had to exist (Boston Globe), and welcomes back Gordon Fitzell (MB) for the world premiere of Techno Messiah for flute, ensemble and electronics.
Sunday, March 4th, 2018 8pm
Phillip T. Young Recital Hall
(UVic School of Music, MacLaurin Building)
Tickets at the door $20
Pre-concert talk 7:15pm
Bill Linwood, conductor
Mark McGregor, flute
Zosha Di Castri – Cortège
Anna Thorvaldsdottir – aequilibria
Gordon Fitzell – Techno Messiah for flute, ensemble and electronics*
Zosha Di Castri – Phonotopographie