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Forms of Sound Festival 2017

Explorations in Music and Sonic Arts
Feb. 1-3 & 8, 2017

Join UCalgary's School of Creative and Performing Arts for the Forms of Sound Festival: four nights of local and international performances & premières at the Eckhardt-Gramatté Hall.

Featuring festival guest composers Anna Pidgorna & Analia Llugdar, a music installation of UCalgary composition alumni (*) and SoundScavenger: An Interactive Soundwalk by Naithan Bosse. Installations are open at 6:30 p.m. from Feb. 1 - 3 in the Rozsa Centre.

Daytime workshops are FREE and open to all

Concerts are free for Students with a valid UCalgary ID

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Tuesday, Jan 31, 2017
10:30 - 11:50 am in CHE 215
Workshop: Composer Anna Pidgorna presenting her music and ideas 

Wednesday, February 1, 2017 
10:00 - 10:50 am in CHF 202
Workshop: Composer Analia Llugdar presenting her music and ideas

8 pm
UCalgary Wind Ensemble and Rod Squance, percussion

  • Michael Horwood: Andromeda UCalgary Wind Ensemble, Gareth Jones, conductor
  • David Berezan*: Lightvessels – electroacoustic music
  • Anna Pidgorna*: Weeping for a dead love  for alto and percussion quartet
  • Tawnie Olson*: Meadowlark for marimba and fixed media, featuring Rod Squance, marimba 
  • Analia Llugdar: Reflet for chamber ensemble, Gareth Jones, conductor
  • Guidonna Lee Terzi* - Luisa’s Aria from Il Buttone Rosso, Laura Hynes soprano, Mel Kirby, piano

Photo - Anna Pidgorna

Thursday, February 2, 2017  8 pm
Like Doves with Wings Embracing
Edmond Agopian with UCalgary chamber musicians

  • Alyssa Aska: The Woman and the Lyre: Sapphic Fragments for voice, ensemble & electronics, PhD thesis
  • Analia Llugdar: Arco Azul for solo violin, Rena Far, violin
  • David Berezan*: Starboard – electroacoustic music
  • Anna Pidgorna*: Like doves with grey wings embracing  for violin, cello, piano
  • Tawnie Olson*: Blackbird at Evening for marimba and soundfile, Nia Devetzis, marimba
  • J. Alex Young: Sextet
  • Abdullah Soydan: Cycles – sonic arts work  


Photo - Analia Llugdar

Photo - Alyssa Aska

Friday, February 3, 2017  8 pm
New Voices New Directions: Sacred Voices of the Golden Horn
Land’s End Ensemble

7:15 PM - Pre-concert chat with Allan Gordon Bell, Analía Llugdar, Emilie Cecilia LeBel, George Fenwick and Ilkim Tongur

  • Emilie Lebel: Navigational View of South Foreland Point and the Kent Coast, 1840. for violin, cello and piano
  • George Fenwick*: Platinum
  • Analia Llugdar: Spleen for cello, soprano and electronics, with soprano Laura Hynes
  • Analia Llugdar: Don Liborio Avila for violin, cello and piano
  • Ilkim Tongur: Sacred Voices of the Golden Horn for ensemble & soundfiles, PhD thesis

Land's End Ensemble (Bo Huang)


Photo - Ilkim Tongur

Tuesday, February 7, 2017
10:30 - 11:50 am at CHE 215
Stefan Streich  presentation in Composition class

2:00 - 3:00 pm in the Doolittle Studio (CH F206)
ensemble mosaik reading sessions of short passages by UCalgary composition students.

3:00 - 4:00 pm in the Doolittle Studio (CH F206) & other locations tbd
Workshop: ensemble mosaik performance masterclasses

Wednesday, February 8, 2017 
2:00 - 3:15 p.m. at Eckhardt–Gramatté Hall
Workshop: ensemble mosaik presentation of concert repertoire and approach to interpretation. 

7:30 pm
Berlin's ensemble mosaik presented by New Works Calgary

  • Gordon Fitzell: Elea for piano trio
  • Annesley Black: 4238 De Bullion for piano, live-electronics and video
  • Benjamin Schweitzer: dull roots & spring rain for flute/bassflute, oboe and bass clarinet
  • Max Murray: For that which befalleth the sons of man befalleth beasts...for piccolo, English horn and electronics
  • Stefan Streich: Dunkelschwarz for flute, oboe, clarinet, saxophone, cello
  • Michael Matthews: Septet for flute, oboe, clarinet, saxophone, violin, cello, piano


ensemble mosaik