press release from http://openspace.ca/Rosebud
Genre New Music
Event Short Series of Long Forms pt. 2 Rosebud: Deprivation Music No. 10
Place Church of St John the Divine, 1611 Quadra, Victoria, BC
Artist Eric Kenneth Malcolm Clark
Dates Saturday, February 18, 2012 at 2:00pm
Admission Tickets $15 general / $10 student, members. Available at the door.
Victoria – On Saturday, February 18, 2012 at 2:00 p.m. Open Space will be presenting Rosebud: Deprivation Music No.10 at the Church of St. John the Divine (1611 Quadra). This is the second concert in the two-part series Short Series of Long Forms.
The voices of nine local singers will be brought together to mount Eric Kenneth Malcolm Clark’s haunting and texturally rich work Rosebud: Deprivation Music No. 10. This work, being his 10th composition to carry the Deprivation title, challenges the singers to perform without the use of two of the most important tools for musicians: hearing and sight. Blindfolded singers receive their performance instruction through a recording where as the performers who are able to read the score are deprived of their ability to hear the other performers. By depriving the singers of these tools, Clark creates a situation where magnificent synchronicities and harmonies emerge unexpectedly. As the singers perform, sections are recorded and slowly layered on top of one another enriching the harmonies and thickening the texture resulting in a totally immersive sound environment.
This performance of Rosebud will be approximately 3 hours long during which time the audience is invited to move around to explore the sounds from different locations within the space of the Church of St. John the Divine. Audience members will also be able to come and go as they please in order to be able to fully experience the ever changing textures of this work.
Rosebud: Deprivation Music 10 will immerse you in musical textures and vocal harmonies like never before. Come see and hear what the performers can’t.