Western University Contemporary Music Studio Concert
8:00 PM20:00

Western University Contemporary Music Studio Concert

Performing “Sahaf” by Chaya Czernowin on this program!

Join us at the Don Wright Faculty of Music for the first Contemporary Music Studio ensemble concert of the year.

Directors: John Hess, Dáirine Ni Mheadhra
von Kuster Hall, Music Building, Western University

The Contemporary Music Studio introduces solo and chamber music from 1945 to the present through the preparation, coaching, and performance of selected repertoire in classroom and concert settings.

Admission is free and open to all. No ticket purchase or advance registration required.

For FAQ, parking and other useful patron information visit music.uwo.ca/events/useful-information.html

End time approximate.

To learn more about the Contemporary Music Studio visit: http://music.uwo.ca/ensembles/contemporary-music-studio/

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Hear Here Presents: Vaso String Quartet
6:30 PM18:30

Hear Here Presents: Vaso String Quartet

Forest City Gallery & The Hear Here Committee is proud to Present: Vaso String Quartet! 

Performing new music by:

Caroline Shaw (https://soundcloud.com/carolineshaw)
Yaz Lancaster (https://soundcloud.com/yazjanelle)
Kaija Saariaho (https://soundcloud.com/kaija-saariaho)
Willyn Whiting (https://soundcloud.com/user-221688532)
James Lowrie: (https://www.jameslowrie.com/)
André McEvenue: (https://soundcloud.com/andremcevenue)
Andrew Noseworthy (https://soundcloud.com/anmusiccomposer)

About Vaso String Quartet:

Formed in 2018 at the Scotia Festival of Music under the guidance of violinist Tim Fain and composer Philip Glass, the Vaso String Quartet brings together four dedicated musicians with a passion for new chamber music. Members Aysel Taghi-Zada (violin), Hua-Chu Huang (violin), Peter Ayuso (viola), and India Yeshe Gailey (cello) are all accomplished individual musicians who have won prizes in chamber music competitions across North America. The members have all worked closely with some of the leading chamber musicians of today, such as David Geringas, Ronald Copes, Kim Kashkashian, and members of the Emerson, Cleveland, Kronos, Shanghai, and Cavani Quartets. 

As advocates of contemporary music, the members have also fostered working relationships with artists and composers of different mediums to further expand the definition of contemporary music. This has led to collaborations with artists and collectives such as Wu Man, composer and pipa virtuoso of the Silk Road Ensemble; New Hermitage, an environmental chamber jazz quartet; and numerous other composers such as Salvatore Sciarrino, Lawrence Dillon, and Caroline Shaw.

With a keen interest in exploring and promoting lesser known works, the quartet strives for innovative programming that juxtaposes the standard string quartet literature alongside the equally valuable works of underrepresented composers. “Vaso”, Spanish for “glass”, refers to the first pieces they performed together (quartets by Philip Glass and Astor Piazzolla), but it also encapsulates their ambition to crack the glass ceiling that confronts women and social minorities.

Hear Here is a series of live-shows that take place at FCG in between exhibitions. 

Doors at 6:30 PM
$10 admission (at the door)
258 Richmond Street, London, ON

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UWO Student Composition Premieres by Williams and Fan
12:30 PM12:30

UWO Student Composition Premieres by Williams and Fan

Jeremy Huw Williams and Paula Fan give world premiere performances of new works for baritone and piano by Western student composers:

Aaron Lee 
Xiang Li
Maxwell Lucas
Jeffrey Lupker 
Andrew Noseworthy

*Admission is free


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Centrediscs Launch: Bekah Simms - impurity chains **Sold Out**
7:00 PM19:00

Centrediscs Launch: Bekah Simms - impurity chains **Sold Out**

Free with RSVP: https://tinyurl.com/y759skb3

Performers for this album launch include:

Katherine Watson, flute
Celia Tang, clarinet
Émilie Fortin, trumpet
Adrian Irvine, violin
Emilie Gelinas-Noble, viola
Amahl Arulanandam, cello
Andrew Noseworthy, electric guitar
Phil Albert, electric bass
Stephanie Chua, synthesizer
Evan Bowen, drumkit/pecussion
Pratik Gandhi, conductor

"impurity chains" is an album about influences: the joyful chaos of 21stcentury listening and the creative impact this can have on a composer. Each work on impurity chains is referential, whether to effects-laden popular musics, Newfoundland traditional folk music, or even other concert music of the heavier variety. In the first ever recorded collection of Simms’ music, the bounty of stimuli available in both acoustic and electroacoustic soundworlds is celebrated with some of Toronto’s finest chamber ensembles performing works with gestural vitality, nuanced timbral shadings, and a colourful array of sources that reflect Simms’ curiosity as a listener: from the turbulent and grotesque to the sumptuous and fleetingly lyrical.

Bekah Simms’ varied output has been heralded as “nuanced and complex” (NOW Magazine) and “redefining classical music” (Ludwig Van). Propelled equally by fascination and terror toward the universe, her work is often filtered through the personal lens of her anxiety. Foremost among her current compositional interests is quotation and the friction between recognizability and complete obfuscation. Her music has been performed from coast to coast in Canada, over a dozen American states, Italy, and the UK; broadcast on Montreal’s Pulsar; and included on Musicwork’s CD series. Bekah has been the recipient of over 20 awards and prizes, including the 2017 Toronto Emerging Composer Award and the 2018 Karen Kieser Prize in Canadian Music.

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Garcia/Noseworthy/Thomas/Tran at Areté
8:00 PM20:00

Garcia/Noseworthy/Thomas/Tran at Areté

Composers/Sound Artists Aaron GarciaAndrew Noseworthy Darian Thomas and Phong Alex Tran present new works at Areté Venue and Gallery. Featuring works for solo instruments, instruments and electronics, synthesizers, new projections by Phong Tran and Tanea Hynes.


Phong Tran and Darian Thomas - synth/violin/electronics set

Darian Thomas - *New work for solo electric guitar*
Andrew Noseworthy, elec. gtr

Andrew Noseworthy - Run Away With Meme (for piano and electronics)
Andrea Violet Lodge, piano
Tanea Hynes, projections

Andrew Noseworthy - Yeah, Nah (new version for solo bass clarinet and piano)
Katianna Zaffery, bass clarinet
Andrea Violet Lodge, piano
Phong Tran, projections

Phong Tran - Braided and Shelled
Corinne Klemenc, clarinet
Tamika Gorski, percussion

Aaron Garcia - Rainy Slide, Muddy Shoes
Corinne Klemenc, clarinet/dance

+premiere of pseudo DJing by Alt Azn Grlz

10$ at the door

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Massa Nera / FNOA / this place is actually the worst / Sad.
to Jul 1

Massa Nera / FNOA / this place is actually the worst / Sad.

Queer, LatinX, & POC skramz/emo/noise show | Sad. single release!

"according to Google they make Christian/Gospel Music"
loud sounds from NJ | skramz/post-hardcore/post-metal

FEAR NOT OURSELVES ALONE is a void rock band from Queens, New York. Death to false semblance and long live Rivers Cuomo.
experimental/art rock/bedroom pop/lo-fi

This place is actually the worst (NY)
math/hardcore/electronic band from Brooklyn, NY

Sad. (NY/PHL) *single release*
QTPOC emo/skramz band formed at Wesleyan University. Sad. consists of starving artists and graduate students who all live in different states across New England and the Mid-Atlantic. 

$5-10 sliding | 7:30PM doors | All Ages

no racism, transphobia, queerphobia, ableism, sexism, classism | if you have any questions or concerns regarding safety/accessibility/inclusivity of the space please email Ha Rim at hjung01@wesleyan.edu or text/call them at (201) 663-2552

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This place is actually the worst / Love spread / Boio
7:00 PM19:00

This place is actually the worst / Love spread / Boio

This place is actually the worst record release with our friends LOVE SPREAD & Boio. ♥

$10 adv
$12 doors

Flyer features an art collage by our friends: Megan Arnold, Angie Moon Conte, Anthony Di Fazio, Jillian Flair, Aaron Garcia, Tanea Hynes, Emmanuel Reyes, Seth Scantlen, Phong Tran.

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TCML 2018 Showcase
8:00 PM20:00

TCML 2018 Showcase

Performing in two new music chamber groups to premiere brand new works as a part of this workshop!

Toronto Creative Music Lab & the Music Gallery present

TCML 2018 Showcase
The Music Gallery at 918 Bathurst


Join us for a unique, varied program of contemporary music that will be developed as part of the 2018 Toronto Creative Music Lab (TCML).

TCML is an annual artistic and professional development workshop for early-career musicians and composers with experiences ranging from jazz, classical, improvisation, and beyond. TCML brings 40 artists from around the world together in a peer-mentored, 8-day workshop that fosters professional development, artistic growth, collaborative learning, and community building through workshops, rehearsals, social events, panel discussions, and performance.

Audiences will experience 10 new works that have been developed at 918 Bathurst in the week leading up to the concert.


Please note that there are 3 steps to the entrance at 918 Bathurst. Inside the venue there is a short staircase to the basement and a short staircase to the hall. 918 Bathurst has gendered washrooms. 


$15 Regular
$10 Members
$12 Advance


You can learn more about the Toronto Creative Music Lab at www.tcml.ca

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Spark to Stone
7:30 PM19:30

Spark to Stone

Performing on electric guitar in the ensemble for the world premiere of Bekah Simms' new work "Granitic"

Full event details:

Caution Tape Sound Collective and the Association of Canadian Women Composers present:

"Spark to Stone"

Working to forge new connections with Canadian artists based across the country and beyond, Caution Tape has partnered with the Association of Canadian Women Composers to present works chosen from a joint call-for-works and call-for-proposals. The result is an exciting programme that ranges from sound art to chamber music, featuring Canadian composers based in Truro, Toronto, Waterloo, Calgary, and California. 

Amy Brandon - new work* (flute, cello, piano, electronics)
Hope Lee - ...I, Laika...** (flute, cello, piano)
Julia Mermelstein - wonted* (acousmatic)
Sarah Reid - new work* (cello, piano, amplifed objects)
Ivana Jokic - new work* (violin, cello, flute, piano, percussion)
Lesley Hinger - from within** (violin solo)
Bekah Simms - Granitic*** (flute, clarinet, trumpet, violin, viola, cello, synthesizer, electric guitar, electric bass, drum kit)

*world premiere
**Toronto premiere
***winning piece of the Toronto Emerging Composer Award

Saturday March 24 | 7:30PM | Arrayspace

$15 students, arts workers, seniors | $20 regular
Tickets available at the door or online at: https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/spark-to-stone-tickets-42444265942

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8:00 PM20:00

Western University Faculty of Music Chamber Groups Concert

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Premiere of a new piece for Horn, Violin and Piano as a part of Western University's Chamber Groups Concert. Held in the Von Kuster Recital Hall.

FB event here: https://www.facebook.com/events/133124674185269/

The program will also include works by:

Aaron Lee
Andrew Noseworthy
Daniel Gardner
Dawn McIntosh
Edgar Suski
Forest Muran
Insiya Foda
James Lowrie
Jeff Lupker
Kennedy Kimber-Johnson
Max Lucas
Sean Kao

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Film Screening at NYU Tisch Dance
5:00 PM17:00

Film Screening at NYU Tisch Dance

Screening of new dance films by NYU Tisch Dance students including films by Abraham Texidor and Norberto Gabriel Collazo with music by myself.

FB event:https://www.facebook.com/events/335543653625530/

Join us for an evening of NYU Tisch student works at the Jack Crystal Theatre. We will be premiering short dance films that have been created as part of the NYU Tisch Dance's "Dance for Camera" course, under the direction of Cari Ann Shim Sham. Presenters will include Justina Grayman, Abraham Texidor, Norberto Gabriel Collazo, Sierra Stewart, Tremar Baptiste, Yasmin Schoenmann, Jasmine Domfort, Carley Santori, Val Gonzalez, Djassi DaCosta Johnson, Fallon Paige Johnson, Meghann Padgett, and Lorena Perez Sanchez. 

Admission is FREE! The screening will take place at 111 2nd Avenue in the Jack Crystal Theatre on the 5th Floor. Monday, March 19, 2018, 5-7 pm. 

See you there!

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