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Event Archive - A Place to Listen Presents:: Antoine Beuger, Laura Brandes, Daniel Brandes, Stefan Maier

Wed. January 16th 2013 7:15pm - 8:30pm doors at 7:00pm James Bay United Church (All Ages) 7:15pm - 8:30pm doors at 7:00pm
By Donation
Presented by: A Place to Listen
A Place to Listen presents the North American premiere of Antoine Beuger's after the middle a silence follows: an elegy (dwelling quietly near the edge), an hour-long work for speaking, singing, playing, writing soloist, two melody instruments and cd playback. Soloist Laura Brandes will be joined by Daniel Brandes and Stefan Maier.

This introspectively spiritual work follows the soloist as she moves through a, “...very precarious [journey], going through very personal, very existential worlds” (Beuger). The score is a series of quotations and fragments from nine different authors, including: American philosopher Judith Butler, the prophet Micah, Jacques Derrida, and Jewish writer, chemist, and holocaust survivor Primo Levi. Each member of the audience will have a copy of the text, and together with the soloist and ensemble will explore, ponder, consider, and affirm the deep beauty and truth(s) these texts (may) reveal.

More than a concert series, A Place to Listen is about creating a space. A quiet place where, for an hour or two, one can be deeply attuned to something. Nothing spectacular or sensational. Just some tones and some silence. In our current culture of hyper-stimulation and saturation—which attempts to colonize our imaginations and demands that we not look too closely, or feel too deeply—this kind of musical practice is essential. It feeds a part of us that, more and more, we are learning to neglect. The part that needs quiet.
Rather than a concert series, this is a listening series. Thanks for listening
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