BEGINNINGS marks the launch of the inaugural Sound Atlas New Music Festival, featuring three distinct and remarkable acts. New music powerhouse band Latitude 49 kicks it off with a vibrant set of fresh pieces by composers Viet Cuong, Shulamit Ran, and Gabriella Smith. Calgary’s own Juno-nominated Land’s End Ensemble presents three world premieres composed by Colleen Athparia, Denis Nassar, and Babur Tongur. Day 1 of the festival concludes with the dynamic two-piano and film extravaganza that is VILLAINY, featuring the Henchell/Tominaga Duo performing Supervillain Études by Vincent Ho set to film by Emil Agopian. Prepare to be astonished, and we are just getting started!
Maria van der Sloot, violin; Beth Root Sandvoss, cello; and Susanne Ruberg-Gordon, piano
“Alochona” by Colleen Athparia
“Caipora” by Denis Nassar
“Anatolia Twenty to Thirty Thousand Years Ago” by Babur Tongur
Commissions generously sponsored by Calgary Arts Development.
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