Music in the Barns
, in association with the University of Toronto's Centre for Drama, Theatre and Performance Studies and Arraymusic, will present an electrifying Nicole Lizée portrait event featuring three compositions by the 2013 Jules Léger prize winning Montreal composer, at the landmark 7,500 sq. ft. Mainspace of the Artscape Wychwood Barns on January 24, 2014.
Channeling Lizée's eclectic mix of compositional inspirations from rave culture, post-punk, and 1960s psychedelia, this not-to-be-missed concert music experience incorporates her signature “notated” turntables integrated with performances by the cutting-edge Music in the Barns Chamber Ensemble and Toronto new music champions, the Array Ensemble. The evening, entitled “Cinerama”, will showcase on surround screens Lizée’s reworking of Hitchcock’s iconic movie moments, for the world premiere of her new arrangement of her composition Hitchcock Etudes.
The performance will also include the Kronos Quartet commissioned string quartet, Death to Komische, featuring the Omnichord, an electronic musical instrument produced by Suzuki Music Instrument Corporation in the 1980‘s and made widely know by musicians David Bowie and Brian Eno. Guests to the Music in the Barns series is the Array Ensemble who will perform their 2011 commission, Lizée's multi-instrumental ensemble work, Traumnovelle.