Discreet Gossamer featuring CONTACT
CONCERT: Sunday June 26, 2016 at 6:30 p.m.
ADMISSION: Advanced tickets available at JuneWeekendOS.bpt.me or by calling 1-800-838-3006
Weekend Pass: $25
Advance: $16 general, $11 students/seniors/members
Door: $20 general, $15 students/seniors/members
VENUE: Open Space, 510 Fort St.
come see our other event as part of our JUNE WEEKEND OF NEW MUSIC: mosse-elva with talk John Lely Word Events
June Weekend of New Music
Victoria – On June 25 and 26, 2016 Open Space launches its June Weekend of New Music featuring three very exciting and explorative events showcasing trends in contemporary music. The weekend includes, on Saturday, a talk and performance by John Lely, followed by mosse-elva featuring the compositions of John Lely, Scott Mc Laughlin and the Blue Moss Ensemble as performed by Mira Benjamin. On Sunday’s concert, there will be an epic double feature of Contact’s collaboration with Allison Cameron: A Gossamer Bit and their own arrangement Brian Eno’s Discreet Music.
On Sunday June 26 at 6:30 p.m. Open Space will host Contact in an exciting double feature. Contact will present A Gossamer Bit created in collaboration with Toronto composer Allison Cameron. Following A Gossamer Bit they will perform their own arrangement Brian Eno’s Discreet Music. Contact’s recording of A Gossamer Bit was named one of the WIRE Magazine’s top 50 releases for 2015. Contact also recordedDiscreet Music as a 40th celebration of the anniversary of the release of the original version. Contact’s arrangement of this piece looks back to the adventurous experimentalism of the original work but also pushes boundaries through its use of acoustic and electric instruments. Not only expanding the length of the the original work but places it into the realm of live performance.