For the event, I have decided to compose a new, semi-open-ended work entitled Aigre Douce (as in sweet and sour sauce).
For the performance I will be assisted by Cheryl Duvall (piano) and Ilana Waniuk (violin), the co-artistic directors of the Thin Edge New Music Collective. Brandon Valdivia, my bandmate in Picastro (and who is also a member of Pachamama and Not the Wind, Not The Flag) will be playing melodica, thumb pianos, and small percussion. Unfortunately Allison Cameron cannot join us for the even, but fortunately we have the wonderful Matthew Ramolo (aka Khôra) joining on autoharp/ toy piano.
I’ll be playing cello, and, like the rest of the group, may indulge in some small auxiliary instruments like pitch pipes, harmonica and Audubon bird call.
This ensemble has also elected to perform intimations of melody, a sumptuously quiet work by BC composer Daniel Brandes.
Be sure to check out the rest of the series too (cheekily placed on the 13th of each month to align with its namesake!) which features works by other intriguing composers including Sherkin himself, Adam Scime, the Toy Piano Composers, Jordan Nobles, James Harley, and Claude Vivier.
Here is the info for the concert:
Aigre Douce – New Sweet and Sour Music
Wednesday March 13th, 5:30PM (PLEASE NOTE EARLY START TIME!)
The Canadian Music Centre – Chalmers House
20 St. Joseph St., Toronto
$15 : Purchase Tickets Here