Sound Atlas New Music Festival – DAY 1

June 23, 2023 7:00 pm
SAF is an experimental adventure in sound, living always in the new and the now. In partnership with the University of Calgary School of Creative and Performing Arts and Contemporary Calgary, SAF highlights include sonic deep dives with Latitude 49 and expert-new-music folks from across North America, world premieres, sound installations, interdisciplinary art, genre-bending curiosities, community outreach and engagement, youth education and more.
The inaugural Sound Atlas Festival (SAF) makes its debut in Calgary, Alberta on June 23-25, 2023. Land’s End Ensemble will be performing twice during the festival with the first performance on day 1.

Sound Atlas describes Day 1:

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

Program (world premieres):

“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.

University of Calgary, Rozsa Centre
Tickets here.


June 23, 2023 7:00 pm

LOCATION: University of Calgary, Rozsa Centre

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