New Music & Digital Media Festival

 Feb. 2–4, 2018

 

The landscape of new and experimental music in Canada has been greatly influenced by the creative individuals who have taught and studied at the School of Music. Join us as we celebrate this vital community with a weekend of new music, technology, and concerts featuring the UVic Orchestra, faculty, students, alumni and special guests.

Friday, Feb. 2

12 – 1:20 PM

Phillip T. Young Recital Hall

Fridaymusic

Featuring new works by UVic School of Music composition students.

Admission by donation

Friday, Feb. 2

8 PM

University Centre
Farquhar Auditorium

UVic Orchestra: New & Now

Ajtony Csaba, conductor

The UVic Orchestra performs Rounds, a new composition by School of Music alumna Cassandra Miller (BMus ’05) commissioned by the Toronto Symphony Orchestra, in celebration of the 150th Anniversary of the Confederation of Canada. Also on the program is Isolation by Shabahang Safari, winner of the 2017 UVic Composers’ Competition, the Canadian premiere Philippe Leroux’s Envers IV, as well as works selected from a national call for scores.
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This concert is presented in partnership with the Toronto Symphony Orchestra with financial assistance from the Government of Canada.

Regular $20 / Seniors $15 / Students & UVic Alumni $10

Saturday, Feb. 3

11 AM – 2:30 PM

MacLaurin Building
Rm. B037, B-Wing

Music Technology Expo

Connect with students from the UVic Music and Computer Science and Music Technology programs as well as leaders from Victoria’s booming music technology industry. Come and play the School’s Buchla 200 series analogue synthesizer.

Free admission

Saturday, Feb. 3

2:30 PM

Phillip T. Young Recital Hall

In a UVic Minute: Concert of Miniatures

Heather Roche, clarinet (BMus ’05), Orion Guest
Tzenka Dianova, piano (MMus ’00)
Cuarteto Chroma, Graduate string quartet

A smorgasbord of miniature compositions — some written especially for this occasion — by School of Music alumni.
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School of Music alumni are invited to submit works. See the Call for Miniatures.

Free admission

Saturday, Feb. 3

8 PM

Preconcert Talk at 7pm
Phillip T. Young Recital Hall

Faculty Chamber Music Series

Made in Victoria: Celebrating our own

UVic faculty and special guests perform works by School of Music faculty and alumni composers including John Celona, Christopher Butterfield, Dániel Péter Biró, Michael Longton, Kristy Farkas (MMus ’04), and Liova Bueno (MMus ’12). Learn more about the works on the program in a pre-concert talk with the composers.
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Regular $25 / Seniors $20 / Students & UVic Alumni $10

Sunday, Feb. 4

11 AM

MacLaurin Building
Rm. B037, B-Wing

The Canadian Music Centre presents

CMC BC’s Legacy Composer Film Series

Celebrate the first generation of composers who do something quite revolutionary — write Western concert music on the West Coast of Canada. Made possible by a grant from the BC Arts Council, the films focus on five BC Legacy Composers: Murray Adaskin, Barbara Pentland, Rudolf Komorous, Jean Coulthard, and Elliot Weisgarber.
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Free admission

Sunday, Feb. 4

1 PM

Phillip T. Young Recital Hall

Orion Series in Fine Arts presents

Lecture-Recital: Suzanne Ciani, Buchla

Suzanne Ciani is an Italian American pianist and composer who found early success with innovative electronic music. Hear Ciani talk about and perform on the Buchla, one of the earliest electronic instruments that helped revolutionize the way electronic music and sound is made.

Free admission

Sunday, Feb. 4

3:30 PM

Phillip T. Young Recital Hall

Sonic Lab

UVic’s experimental music ensemble performs compositions for live electronics and ensemble developed in collaboration with School of Music composition students.

Admission by donation

Sunday, Feb. 4

8 PM

Phillip T. Young Recital Hall

UVic Percussion Ensemble

The UVic School of Music Percussion Ensemble performs striking music of our time, with works by School of Music faculty, alumni and students.

Admission by donation

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