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WNMF6 – A FRENZY OF SOUND

Ursula Oppens, Rzewski & The Quay Brothers

it seemed to me there was no reason why the most difficult and complex formal structures could not be expressed in a form which could not be understood by a wide variety of listeners” – Frederic Rzewski

Light and sound come together in an eclectic program featuring the Quay Brother’s original film collaboration with Karlheinz Stockhausen, In Absentia, and grand-dame of modern piano Ursula Oppens’ heroic performance of Rzewski’s monumental tribute to the Chilean struggle against an oppressive dictator. Canada’s own “brilliant musical scientist” Nicole Lizée contributes a multimedia work that entwines electronic and acoustic sound with live video performance.

Artists

Ursula Oppens, piano

Megumi Masaki, piano

Quay Brothers, film

Works

Nicole Lizée (CA) Hitchcock Etudes

Quay Brothers (US) / Karlheinz Stockhausen (DE) In Absentia

Frederic Rzewski (US) The People United Will Never be Defeated

Pre-Concert

Panel (6:15 PM)
THE POLITICAL FORCE OF MUSICAL BEAUTY

Ursula Oppens, David Churchill, Noam Gonick
Moderator – Bartley Kives

Performance (6:45 PM)
Julia Ryckman, composer/ musician

Post-Concert

Q+A – Ursula Oppens, Matthew Patton, Alexander Mickelthwate

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