Spectralism – Feb. 24, 2018

PAO by Saman Shariati
with Plastic Acid Orchestra

Saturday, February 24, 2018; 8PM
Free pre-show chat at 7:15PM
The Annex (823 Seymour Street, 2nd Floor) [map]
Advance single tickets: $29 general /$21 senior /$12 student
At the door: $35 general / $25 senior / $15 student

(includes taxes and venue surcharges; ticket vendor surcharges extra)

Tickets are also available by calling 1.800.838.3006.

Through musical explorations of sonic textures and gestures, spectralism embodies a fascinating and exceptionally resonating sound world. Presenting seminal works by spectral composers rarely performed in Vancouver, Spectralism harnesses the sounds of Plastic Acid Orchestra, led by Bryan Deans, and guest conductor Giorgio Magnanensi, to present works by Italian pioneer Giacinto Scelsi, French visionary Gérard Grisey, Hungarian innovator György Ligeti and a newly commissioned piece by Canadian composer Mariah J.E. Mennie.*

Giacinto Scelsi, Natura Renovatur (1967)
Mariah J.E. Mennie, Ilinx (2018)*
Györgi Ligeti, Ramifications (1968/69)


Giacinto Scelsi, Quattro pezzi su una nota sola (1959)
Gérard Grisey, Partiels (1975)

* World premiere. Commissioned by Vancouver New Music.

Plastic Acid Orchestra: Kyle Axford, Llowyn Ball, Meredith Bates, Julie Begg, Keon Birney, Mike Brown, Mark D’Angelo, Carol Dymond, Mark Ferris, Martin Fisk, Jason Ford, Doug Gorkoff, Aaron Graham, Dawn Haylett, Jim Hopson, François Houle, John Kastelic, John Korsrud, Tony Kastelic, Olivia Martin, Geronimo Mendoza, Jelena Milojevic, Colin MacDonald, Ellen Marple, Shin-Jung Nam, Jeff Pelletier, Kristin Ranshaw, Katie Rife, Janna Sailor, Boris Ulanowicz, Michael Vaughan, Cameron Wilson, Jon Yenta, and Morgan Zentner.

Photo by Saman Shariati.