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AKOUSMA 7 : Deep Listening


Wednesday, October 27, 2010 - 8:00pm

 

AKOUSMA 7
DEEP LISTENING NIGHT
October 27th, Monument-National, 8 PM

 

PAULINE OLIVEROS

« THE INTIMACY OF HER ELECTRONIC COMPOSITIONS SUGGESTS PARALLELS WITH JOHN CAGE'S STATEMENTS ABOUT SILENCE »

—   The Wire (UK)

AKOUSMA begins with a mythical figure of the American electronic music scene. For several years now, Pauline Oliveros has been promoting Deep Listening, a behaviour based on active listening, and Réseaux and AKOUSMA have been promoting this very form of active listening too. Better known for her improvisations on the accordion, she will be presenting a program of her best tape music works.

 

MITCHELL AKIYAMA

« THE NOISES AND CORROSION ARE LIKE THE BARNACLES, RUST AND SEAWEED ACQUIRED BY A SHIP OVER YEARS OF OCEAN-GOING »
—   BBC (UK)

This evening also celebrates Mitchell Akiyama’s return to the
Montreal scene with a new work for electronics and wind instruments commissioned by Réseaux.

 


EXCERPTS

Pauline Oliveros : Big Mother Is Watching You (extrait)

Mitchell Akiyama : If Day Wins, Night Could Fail


PROGRAM

• Mitchell Akiyama, Wind Almanac (2010), 30m00s
Commission : Réseaux des arts médiatiques, with the support of CAC

• Pauline Oliveros, Big Mother is Watching You (1966), 30m00s
• Pauline Oliveros, Jar Piece (1966)
• Pauline Oliveros, Moving Spaces (2005)

 


AKOUSMA 7 is produced with the help of the Canada Council for the Arts, the Conseil des arts et des lettres du Québec, the Conseil des arts de Montréal, the SOCAN Foundation and Canadian Heritage.

 Réseaux is a member of the Conseil québécois de la musique (www.cqm.qc.ca), of Groupe Le Vivier (www.levivier.ca), of the Conseil québécois des arts médiatiques (www.cqam.org), of the Canadian New Music Network (www.newmusicnetwork.ca), and is part of LA LISTE (www.laliste.qc.ca).

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