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Event Archive - the brown study: eldritch priest with Christopher Butterfield, guitar; Kenji Fuse, viola; Mike Mazza trumpet; Rachael Wadham; Christopher Reiche, keyboards; Catherine Carignan, bassoon:

Thu. October 16th 2008 Metro Studio (All Ages)
8:00pm doors at 7:30
Open Space presents:
the brown study
Thursday, October 16, 8 PM

co-sponsored with the Victoria Conservatory of Music

Metro Studio, 1144 Quadra Street at Johnson
Tickets $12 / $10 students, seniors, Open Space members

the brown study: a melody for any number of instruments. Performers: : eldritch priest with Christopher Butterfield, guitar plus; Kenji Fuse, viola; Mike Mazza trumpet;
Rachael Wadham and Christopher Reiche, keyboards plus; Catherine Carignan, bassoon

eldritch priest is an Ottawa-based composer and PhD candidate in Cultural Mediations at Carleton University. He previously studied music at University of Victoria. These days eldritch is composing impossibly long melodies, long poems, and writing a dissertation on the notion that music is a virus. His works have been performed by numerous ensembles and soloists including: The New York Miniaturist Ensemble, Arraymusic, Continuum, The Canadian Composers Orchestra, The Vancouver Symphony Orchestra, The Ensemble of the Conservatory of Amsterdam, Studio für Bewegungs Chiffren, neither/nor, The Fernwood Difficult Music Society, Eric km Clark, Roger Admiral, Rebecca Van der Post, and Marc Couroux.

"It is the listener in his/her capacity as co-creator (pace Duchamp and Cage) wherein eldritch’s progressive ethics can be gleaned: art as open dialogue, subversion, dehierarchization—a means of returning the listener’s sense of the world to one imbued with wonder and amazement. His eccentrically inventive forms and reconfigurations of idioms are but two acute indicators of an unerring ability to scumble the waters of easy semantic sailing, drawing the listener into a convulsive, rhizomic zone of inquiry." -- Marc Couroux (2007)


Wednesday October 15, 1:30 PM
the brown study DISCUSSION

University of Victoria School of Music, MacLaurin B120

Former UVic composition major eldritch priest will discuss his approach to composition and performance.

For more information, see the Open Space website at, 250.383.8833 or email New Music Curator Tina Pearson at for details, images, links to sounds and contact information


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