Remote Access I – River Works

@ 3:00pm


Remote Access I – River Works
September 30, 2007, 3:00 p.m.
Just south of Bridgeman Park, North Vancouver*
(Keith Road E and Mountain Highway)

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In celebration of the spectacular waterways in our province, Western Front is presenting a free outdoor concert on the bank of Lower Lynn Creek just south of Bridgeman Park, featuring four outstanding composers.

John Korsrud’s trumpet and electroacoustic piece Speck opens the show, followed by Michael O’Neill’s bagpipe quartet Mearingstone. The afternoon finishes with Barry Truax’s classic work Riverrun, harmonizing sounds of granular synthesized electronics with natural sounds of running water.

Gordon Monahan’s innovative installation, the Aquaeolian Water Harp, is also on exhibition. Water flowing over 35 meter-long piano strings, anchored to the bottom of Lower Lynn Creek, creates hauntingly exquisite tones for passersby to enjoy. This installation will be on display Saturday, September 29 and Sunday, September 30 from 12pm – 4pm

Korsrud is a composer, producer, trumpet player, and leader and principle composer of the Hard Rubber Orchestra. Truax is a Professor in the School for the Contemporary Arts at Simon Fraser University, teaching acoustic communication and electroacoustic music. O’Neill is a composer-performer and leader of the Mearingstone piping ensemble. Monahan is a multimedia installation artist who creates avant-garde works for piano, video, kinetic sculpture, and computer-controlled sound environments.

This concert is a New Music in New Places event, presented in conjunction with BC Rivers Day and World Rivers Day. The Canadian Music Centre gratefully acknowledges the support of the SOCAN Foundation and the Government of Canada through the Canada Music Fund