Light Show is a concert inspired by the 2015 year of Light and Light Sciences. This concert will feature the world premiere of a new work by Michael Oesterle for piano and violin commissioned by Daniel Cooper, Tristan Murail’s spectral masterpiece Treize couleurs du soleil couchant with illuminations created by Toronto-based artist Sonja Rainey, and Nicaraguan-American composer and guitarist Gabriel José Bolaños Chamorro’s A Trip Down Market Street for chamber ensemble and silent film.
Light Show will also include the Toronto premiere of Music for Lamps by Montreal-based sound artists and composers Adam Basanta, Max Stein, and Julian Stein, an installation and performance work for 12 sound and light emitting lamps. Each lamp is discreetly outfitted with a surface transducer speaker, turning the lamps into both light and sound emitters. The lamps are arranged to both surround and permeate audience members, creating a 12 channel light and 14 channel sound performance. The installation investigates the potential of domestic objects, both to recall their quotidian functions and – through aesthetic transformation – transcend them.
Light Show is presented with generous support from the Toronto Arts Council, Ontario Arts Council and Arraymusic.
Music For Lamps – Adam Basanta, Max Stein, Julian Stein
Gabriel José Bolaños Chamorro (b.1984) A Trip Down Market Street (2013)- flute, clarinet/bass clarinet, violin, viola cello, piano, percussion and silent film.
Michael Oesterle (b. 1968) New Work (2015)*- piano and violin
Tristan Murail (b. 1947) Treize Couleurs du Soleil Couchant (1978)-flute, clarinet, piano, cello, violin, electronics
*world premiere (this work is generously commissioned by Daniel Cooper)
Thin Edge New Music Collective Performers:
Cheryl Duvall- piano
Sarah Yunji Moon- flute