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Volume 11 Issue 9 - June 2006

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Louie's 1magmary upera. rs in Dialogue: 7:15pm com 416 815 7887 reg./ sen./ students e Centre Box Office 416 366 7723 May 31, 6:30pm, continues until Saturday June 10 AIT IN IMAGES de Toronto La Galerie, 24 Spadina Rd. on of revolutionary sound architect lannis Xenakis, featuring ks and performances. Created by Centre de documentation poraine (Paris). 416 922 2014 for La Galerie hours. Free OOpm eating a New Space for Canadian Music ntre Chalmers House, 20 St. Joseph St. (D s for an expanded CM C facility are on view at Chalmers ion of proposals with architects, composers and arts i continues to June 9. 416 961 6601 Free unday June 11 lege St. het for soundaXis in partnership with Toronto Urban Studedia creation program engaging students in composition of om the urban environment. Student works on display. 925 3457 Free Placeo ant1pnona11y arouno :St. Anne·s great mtenor space, :stocKno1m Llnamoer Brass, True North Brass, and soloists from Europe and Canada perform new fanfares from Nordic composers, works by Lindberg, Part, Takemitsu and Somers, and the world premiere of R. Murray Schafer's breathtaking new work, Isfahan. 416 504 1282 reg./ sen./ students Tickets at St. Lawrence Centre Box Office 416 366 7723 Sunday June 4, 7:00pm LES AMIS DE XENAKIS Les AMIS Concerts Great Hall, Hart House, 7 Hart House Circle Pianist Nada Kolundzija animates Xenakis' Evryali. Violinist Lynn Kuo joins her in works by Katarina Miljkovi (Sounds of NKS), Irena Popovi (Silence and Nothing for whisperer and piano), Daniel Foley (Melopoeia tor violin and piano), and new works by Berislav Sipus, Dennis Patrick and Michael Pepa. 416 929 6262 Free Monday June 5 - Wednesday June 7 INNER CITIES Music Gallery Inner Cities, a set of piano works by Alvin Curran traversed by pianist Stephen Clarke over three mid-day concerts, amplifies our understanding of the effect of acoustic space on our daily lives. June 5, 12:30pm: Lobby of Toronto Dominion Bank Tower, 55 King St. W. June 6, 12:00noon: Atrium of MaRS Centre, 101 College St. June 7, 1 :OOpm: Church of the Holy Trinity, 10 Trinity Square 416 204 1080 Free Tuesday June 6 2:30pm SOMETHING RICH AND STRANGE Faculty of Architecture University of Toronto, 230 College St. Featured speaker Nouritza Matossian, author of the leading biography on Xenakis, introduces Something Rich and Strange, a 1991 BBC documentary film by Mark Kidel on the life and work of lannis Xenakis. 416 925 3457 Free travel are oetermmeo oy composer-pertorrners Koo Lllunon Peebles and Barnyard Orama. A mobile prelude to Touch Sp the Donnelly Centre concert (see below). 416 924 4945 Free Thursday June 8, 8:00pm TOUCH SPACE Continuum Contemporary Music Donnelly Centre, 160 C Imprints of sound: featuring Xenakis' visceral Okho (for 3 dje drum), Salvatore Sciarrino's seductive lo Spazio Inverso, Andre Environments improvises, and Paul Steenhuisen's new work K tribute to both Xenakis and the mind-altering world of pharn 416 924 4945 reg./ sen./ Friday June 9, 5:00pm REFLEXIONS ON XENAKIS Earshot Concerts Fields Institute, 222 College St. Improvised exploration of Xenakis' war-inspired writings, co affected not only his art, but his life and soul. Performers S Thompson (trombones), Lori Freedman (bass clarinet), and (saxophones) accompanied by actor Rich Marsella. 416-655-6556 Free Friday June 9, 8:00pm THE MUSIC OF IANNIS XENAKIS New Music Concerts Glenn Gould Studio, 250 Front St. W Featured guest artists Elisabeth Chojnacka (harpsichord I F Freedman (bass clarinet I Canada), accompanied by a 15-p perform works by Xenakis (£change, A /'ile de Goree, Khoai; and work by Canadian composer James Harley. 416 961 9594 reg./ se Saturday June 10, 2:00pm XENAXIS, ARCHITECT OF CHAOS aturday June 4 ITECTURES Innis College, 2 Sussex Ave. linary symposium explores relationships between art and eme, Responsive Architectures, investigates how environteract with and respond to their occupants. 416 532 1761 for registration & event details m l, Hart House, 7 Hart House Circle c by multi-instrumentalist and virtual reality kingpin Jaron k by Montreal interdisciplinary wizard Zack Settel, and tially intriguing Room. 0 arts & culture worker/ student 416 978 8849 00am TY porary Culture ROM Theatre, 100 Queen's Park rmance facilities are filled with old music, marvelous and hat is the nature of contemporary classical or 'serious' unded in the discourse of current thought? Panelists olphe El-Khoury, Peter Hatch, Ute Lehrer, Diane Lewis and erator) consider what is the New Music and how it speaks . /icc/index.php 416 586 5524 Free enues including 00am, as part of Music of/in The City (see above) Opm, at Sneaky Dee's, 431 College St. nces in high-traffic public spaces throughout soundaXis. h, the Toca Loca ensemble spotlights compositions of sen, Steve Reich and Ken Ueno. 925 3457 Free Tuesday June &, 4:00pm VOX HUMANA Talisker Players Chamber Music MaRS Centre, 101 College St. An exploration of the human voice as a pure instrument among equals. Works by Abigail Richardson (Agan), Harry Freedman (Toccata for soprano and nute) David Diamond (Vocalises tor voice and viola), Ralph Vaughan Williams (Three Vocalises for soprano and c/arineO, and Heitor Villa-Lobos (Suite for voice and violin). 416 4661800 Free Tuesday June &, 8:00pm XENAKIS AND HIS CONTEMPORARIES Music Gallery/Les AMIS St. George the Martyr Church, 179 John St. Nada Kolundzija (piano), Lynn Kuo (violin) and Rachel Mercer (cello) present Xenakis' Hunem-iduhy for violin solo, Kollos for cello, and Evrya/i for piano, Morton Feldman's Pa/ais de Mari for piano, and Mauricio Kagel's K/avieretude -An Tasten for piano, as well as excerpts from an interview with Xenakis. 416 204 1080 416 929 6262 reg./ sen./ students Wednesday June 7 - Saturday June 10 ARCHITECTURE I MUSIC I ACOUSTICS CONFERENCE E) Department of Architectural Science Ryerson University, 325 Church St. Moving outside the visual paradigm of architecture to investigate relationships between the three disciplines, this international conference focuses on strategies and techniques, while encouraging an active engagement with sound in architectural design. Keynote speakers (check web site for venues): June 7, 6:30pm: Preeminent Canadian composer, R Murray Schafer June 8, 4:30pm: Finnish architect and author Juhani Pallasmaa June 9, 4:30pm: Founder of Sound Design Bob Esser! June 10, 4:30pm: Architect, designer & artist Bernhard Leitner MaRS Centre Auditorium, 101 College St. Actress, journalist and Xenakis' leading biographer Nouritza with image and music a retrospective of one of the most fas and controversial figures in music today. 416 925 3457 Free Saturday June 10, B:OOpm POWER OF SPACE CONTACT Contemporary Music and New Adventures ir Ontario College of Art and Design, 100 McCaul St. Xenakis' percussion masterpiece Psappha and classic electro· Barry Truax (River Run), Paul Dolden (Below /he Walls of Jericho don (Industry), and the premiere of Wende Bartley's Oracle le ensemble plus vocalists Maryem Tollar and David Wall. Bartl1 by the oracle tradition of ancient Delphi. 416 902 7010 reg./ sen./ students Sunday June 11, 7:00pm QUADRAPHONICS NUMUS Ontario College of Art and Design, 100 McCaul St. This 4x4 off-road Xenakian sound exploration concert featur Lafayette, Rocca, and Sirus String Quartets, with conductor Xenakis' Tetras, a new work for two spatialized string quartet the Triple Quartet by Steve Reich, and the Adagio from Mozart' (arr. by Jeremy Bell for tour displaced quartets). A post-con la Legende d'Eer, a multi-channel work of Xenakis created for Centre Pompidou, with projection of images from the laser/I original presentation. · 519 896 3662 reg./ sen./ stuc Saturday June 10, Sunday June 11 - during the concerts INSTRUMENTAL BUILDING

wmmw DAVID MILLER A Message from the Mayor It is with great pleasure that I extend my greetings on behalf of Toronto City Council. and the 2.6 million residents of the City of Toronto, to everyone attending and participating in soundaXis: Festival of Architecture - Music - Acoustics. I also wish to congratulate the organizers, New Music Arts Projects for their innovative fusing of music and architecture Into a tremendous cultural event for all Torontonians to enjoy. I am also pleased that soundaXls is taking place during Toronto's Live with Culture campaign - it is truly one of the most unique events of this celebration and will no doubt stand as one of its lasting legacies. Our city is at an exciting point in its history with several new c ultural facilities of particular architectural significance nearing completion. Issues of sound and space, from both artistic and quality-of-life perspectives are at the forefront of city-wide dialogues. debates. and negotiations about the nature of Toronto and its public spaces. This city has a wealth of architects, designers, musicians, and composers of great talent and eloquence; soundaXis provides the stage for the expression and exploration of 1heir interconnectedness. I encourage all Torontonians, and those visiting our city, to take advantage of this opportunity to experience some of Toronto's greatest spaces being used to their 1ull potential. All you have to do is listen. \~,~ M~ Mayor David Miller ojJORONIO soundaXis is presented by New Music Arts Projects, and is an initiative of the Toronto Coalition of New Music Presenters. Festival Organizing Committee: Daniel Cooper, Darren Copeland, David Lieberman, Barry Prophet and Jennifer Waring

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