Saturday, April 12, 2014 | 8PM; Pre-show chat at 7PM
Orpheum Annex (823 Seymour Street, 2nd Floor)
Tickets $35 regular/$15 students and seniors (taxes and venue surcharges included)
Tickets available at brownpapertickets.com or 1.800.838.3006.
Jennifer Butler, The tide rises, the tide falls*
Barbara Pentland’s Tides, 1984
Dorothy Chang, Nocturne, in nine fragments*
Jean Coulthard’s Poem, 1947
Owen Underhill, The Curio Box*
Rudolf Komorous’ The Seven Sides of Maxine’s Silver Die, 1999
Cameron Wilson, The Farmer’s Almanac*
Martin Bartlett’s The Nautical Almanac, 1975
Sequitur calls to mind a call-and-response composition through time. The program features new works inspired by pieces specially selected from VNM’s musical vaults. Jennifer Butler, Dorothy Chang, Owen Underhill, and Cameron Wilson have created new works that reference scores by Barbara Pentland, Jean Coulthard, Rudolf Komorous, and Martin Bartlett.
The new works pay homage to four iconic Canadian composers and a selection of their works created during a deeply experimental time in the last 50 years of the 20th century. Composers were charged with connecting their new compositions to the originals by utilizing the ideas, materials and scores as their theoretical and musical muses. Sequitur traces a line from the past to the present, with a view to the future of new music.
* World premiere, commissioned by Vancouver New Music