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Volume 9 Issue 10 - July/August 2004

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As well, on July 17th, the 8- voice Tactus Ensemble will perform Elora-based composer Robert Evans's Carved by the Sea - Cantata 4 in surround sound. Mr. Evans is highly respected as a composer and conductor within the international choral music community, having written music for such · ensembles as the Toronto Mendelssohn Choir and the very high- , ly regarded King's College Choir, Cambridge. Mr. Evans was most recently awarded the grand prize at the Out of the Bachs international choral composition competition, placing him among some of the best choral composers in the stallations by Bentley Jarvis, Stefan Rose and Don Sinclair. On Friday August 6th audience members can participate in a SOUNDwalk out on the Island, taking in the acoustic ecology of our city's favourite getaway spot. Directly following will be a concert by special guests the Ghettoblaster Ensemble from Denmark. This mobile sound unit performs sound art wherever it wants and is able. This is sound art on street level! Sound Travels will peak on August 8th with a jam-packed day of events, starting with live performances early in the afternoon, more SOUNDwalks, and a late afterworld. ' For more details on. the Elora Festival and to purchase tickets, visit or call the Centre in the Square at 519- 578-1570. The Pittsburgh New Music Ensemble enjoys some fun during David Heuser's "Immaculate, Bored, Off-key and Vaip.." Such theatricality is a hallmark of the unique performance style of The ·PNME. Turning our attention to Toronto, the Berkeley Street Theatre will be taken over by the dynamic Pittsburgh New Musical Ensemble on July 20th and 21st. The PNM'E are known for their unique take on programming new music, creating seamless theatrical productions that link an entire evening of compositions into one uniquely entertaining event. The Berkeley Street Theatre is perfectly suited to their style ' of concert delivery, bringing a bit of fresh air to a venue not very often exploited for its musical capacity. The PNME draws huge audiences in their hometown and is ready to bring their musical spectacle to-Toronto. Let's show them a warm Canadian welcome. For more information on 'the PNME visit, For tickets, call the CanStage b0x office at 416- 368-3110. 1:111i111111 11111,111~•1111111111i111111~r1111~1~i11 ·· 1 ListMe is a unique mailing list servicing Toronto's New Music organizations. It is for everyone who wants to be kept informed about the many New Music ·,,. events and con~erts in town. Check every month for promotions at funding partners .6, tinad41 Council ©for th1Arts Consell des Arts du canada PERKI NS MAILING LIST SERVICES Music in· the summer has made a noon Octaphonic Concert of elec- . . troacoustic compositions from a return to sr:atford. Artlsll? Pr?duc- myriad of international composers. er John Miller, who re-~stlt~ted The day will culminate in a special Stratford Summer Music, bnngs -premiere by the Ghettoblaster Ena distinctly Canadian flavour to his semble of a new work by Toronto festival this year with appearanc~s composer, and recent Governor by the St. Lawrence and Moh- General Prize winner John Osnari string quartets, violin soloist wald. This is not to be missed. Jame~ Ehnes, and a lecture-rec~tal For further details, be sure to stay focusmg on the great Canadian in touch with the Sound Travels composer Harry Somers· For those website at www. sound travels .ca, of you who did not have a chance or call (416) 910-7231. to see the Molinari's fantastic marathon performance of the complete· R. Murray Schafer string quartets in Toronto last November, now is your chance. From July 29th to August 1st Stratford Summer Music presents the Molinari's in a repeat performance of the complete cycle at Stratford City Hall. In between, on July 30th, the St. Lawrence String Quartet will cool things down a bit with Ottawabased composer Patrick Cardy's The Snow Queen. Narrated by Michael Terriault of The Producers fame, Cardy's work is a lyrical, charming and bittersweet retelling of the Hans Christian Anderson fairy tale. For more information, visit For tickets, call 1-800-567-1600. Even if you're not looking to travel very far, look at least as far as Toronto's harbourfront and the Toronto Islands for a wealth of very interesting concerts, many of them free. From July 25th to September 5th local presenters New Adventures in Sound Art will host a myriad of concerts, classes, installations and events as part of their annual Sound Travels series. Starting on. July 25th, and running every Sunday all summer long, St. Andrewby-thi;-Lake Church on Toronto Island will become a Sign Waves Listening Gallery with sound in- On the harbourfront, the Music Garden comes into full bloom in late June, and so does its annual summer music series curated by Tamara Bernstein. August is ·particularly lush with contemporary variety, On August 8th, the Madawaska String Quartet brings a folk-inspired program to the waterfront, including a work by Canadian composer Jose Evangelista. On August 12th, incredible Canadian percussionist Aiyun Huang delivers a full evening of percussion theatre works by international heavyweights Rzewski, Alvarez and Aperghis. And on August 26th, Canadian composer and clarinetist Lori Freedman joins accordionist Tina Kiik and saxophonist/composer David Mott in a program including new works by Montreal-based composer Ana Sokolovic and Mott himself. The ensemble will even improvise new works on the spot based on themes provided by the audience! Visit the Harbourfront Centre website at php or call 416-973-4000. To book your composer guide for any concert of new music in the Toronto area, contact the Ontario Region of the CMC by e-mail at composercompani.ons@nusiccentre.m, or by phone at 416-961-6601 x.207 WWW.THEWHOLENOTE . COM )ULY 1 - SEPT 7 2004

"MISS AT YOUR OWN RISK." · - Pittsburgh City Paper • . THE PITTSBURGH NEWMUSIC ENSEMBLE comes to Toronto for TWO PERFORMANCES ONLY July 20 & 21,2004 Berkeley StreetTheatre Downstairs 26 Berkeley Street, Toronto TICKETS: I Students & Seniors. Call the CanStage Box Office fo~ tickets & information: 416-368-3110. Come· see what Pittsburgh has been raving about: "Novel theatricality ... " - Pittsburgh Tribune Review "World premiere Nirvana." - Pittsburgh Post-Gazette "Cutting edge." - Pittsburgh PULP "ALL HAIL the PNME!" - Pittsburgh Tribune-Review 1• 1r·;i~ 1,1:

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