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Hopeful Monster: Album launch concert with Eve Egoyan and Mauricio Pauly

October 29, 2023 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm

UVic Alumni Concert
Eve Egoyan (BMus ’85), acoustic and augmented piano

Mauricio Pauly, chromaharp, lapsteel, percussion, live sampling and processing

Embark on an auditory journey of reimagined music and sound.

“Hopeful Monster” is a fresh venture by Eve Egoyan and Mauricio Pauly — a recording and performance project that breathes new life into the piano’s sonic and expressive capabilities. The duo spent four days in the early summer of 2022 recording in the Wong Theatre at Simon Fraser University in downtown Vancouver. This concert in Victoria is the first of their “Hopeful Monster” album launch tour.

Eve will perform on grand piano augmented with electronics while Mauricio’s sounds come from live sampling and electronic processing while playing a variety of percussion instruments, lapsteel and chromaharp (a type of zither). When Mauricio’s instruments respond to Eve’s piano artistry, the two artist-creators delve into the realm between impromptu performance and imaginative design.

Eve and Mauricio continually surprise each other, ultimately giving birth to a music that can only manifest when they collaborate. Their approach is fundamentally rooted in unity and immediacy, redefining the dynamic interplay of improvisation and composition. Much like the collaborative process known in dance and theater as ‘devising,’ Eve and Mauricio crafted this work through hands-on experimentation in a shared creative space, rather than mere speculation.

Music and Fine Arts alumni: REGISTER HERE for your complimentary ticket! 


Born in Victoria, BC, UVic Distinguished Alumna Eve Egoyan (BMus ’85), is an exceptional pianist known for her innovative approach to contemporary classical music. Egoyan was a student of Eva Solar-Kinderman at UVic and honed her craft at Juilliard School, where she cultivated a unique musical voice marked by emotional depth and storytelling prowess. Egoyan’s career took an exciting turn as she became a trailblazer in performing works by living composers. Her collaborations with composers allowed her to push the boundaries of traditional piano performance, incorporating avant-garde techniques, silences, and experimental sounds into her repertoire. Recognized internationally, Egoyan has graced prestigious stages, captivating audiences with her virtuosity and interpretations. Her recordings have garnered acclaim, enriching the contemporary classical music catalog. In addition to her performances, she’s dedicated to music education, inspiring emerging musicians through workshops and masterclasses. Eve Egoyan’s impact extends beyond her captivating performances; she’s a driving force in modernizing classical music, bridging the gap between tradition and innovation. Her legacy as a transformative pianist and advocate for contemporary composers solidifies her position as a revered figure in the world of classical music.

Mauricio Pauly is a versatile composer, performer, and producer known for blending instrumental, electronic, and amplified music. With a dynamic portfolio, he collaborates across disciplines, engaging writers, designers, programmers, and theater-makers. His innovative compositions have graced esteemed festivals globally, including Ultima Festival (Norway, 2011), Warsaw Autumn (Poland, 2013), and Darmstadt International Summer Courses (Germany, 2010/12/14/16). Notable recent projects involve sound design for the 2017 Salzburg Festival’s production of Wedekind’s LULU and premiering pieces with Line Upon Line Percussion and No Hay Banda. An accomplished educator, Pauly is an Associate Professor at SFU’s School for the Contemporary Arts, Vancouver.


Pay What You Can (you choose how much you’d like to pay for your ticket):
Tier 1: $10
Tier 2: $15
Tier 3: $20
Tier 4: $25
Advance tickets available through the UVic Ticket Centre
(online, in-person and by phone). Advance tickets sales close at 12pm on Friday, Oct. 27.
Tickets also available at the door (cash, credit, debit accepted).
All seating is general admission.
1 complimentary ticket available at the door for all UVic School of Music students.
Music and Fine Arts alumni: REGISTER HERE for your complimentary ticket! 


October 29, 2023
3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
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School of Music, University of Victoria
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Pay What You Can ($10-$25)
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Phillip T. Young Recital Hall
University of Victoria, MacLaurin Building, B-Wing
Victoria, BC V8W 2Y2 Canada
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