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January 17, 2009

New Music and Dance Merge in Edmonton Performance

Written by
cindy mcleod

jazz, new music, concerts, Canada


Saint Crispin’s Chamber Ensemble
Don Ross & Eryn Tempest
New Music In New Places
Friday, Jan. 16
Amber’s Brewing Company, Edmonton

Works by Canadian Composers Featured in Concert

Edmonton’s creative and new music community can enjoy an exciting and eclectic performance tonight as Saint Crispin’s Chamber Ensemble brings an evening of dance, live and electronic music to Amber’s Brewery. The concert is being presented as part of the Canadian Music Centre’s 50th Anniversary series, New Music in New Places.

New Music In New Places brings contemporary Canadian composition out of the concert halls and places it in the community in accessible venues.

Featured artists for tonight’s performance are clarinetist/composer Don Ross and dancer Eryn Tempest, who will interweave the arts of movement and music in original scores and choreography. The malty, industrial ambience of Edmonton’s hippest new brewery will act as both a stage and a sound source.

Tempest and Ross will reprise their setting of John Yau’s great poem of longing, Borrowed Love Poems, which was a smash hit at last year’s Works Festival and Explorations New Music Series. Also on the bill is a multimedia setting of André Cormier’s haunting Messe Blanche, with music and dance from the Taksim market in Istanbul; and Amb(er)ience, made from samples of the working brewery itself.

for more info visit www.musiccentre.ca

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