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Event Archive - A Place to Listen Presents:: Sam Sfirri, Daniel Brandes, Christopher Reiche, Stefan Maier

Wed. December 19th 2012 - Wed. December 19th 2012 James Bay United Church (All Ages)
7:00pm - 8:30pm doors at 7:00pm
Admission by Donation
Presented by: Daniel Brandes, A Place to Listen

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Music: Classical
A Place to Listen, Victoria’s newest experimental music series, presents an exploration of sound, silence, and space with what is mine and what is not: Sam Sfirri’s Beckett Pieces.

“The ‘beckett pieces’ were composed during a single two-year reading of Samuel Beckett’s three novels: Molloy, Malone Dies, and The Unnamable. Each of the fifteen scores are titled with a fragment from Beckett’s literature and feature notation consisting of two to six complete English sentences that do not break the default line of a standard word processor template” - Sam Sfirri

Local composer/pianist Daniel Brandes will perform a solo realization of for the choice of directions (2010). Brandes will then be joined by Christopher Reiche and Stefan Maier for two ensemble realizations of what is mine and what is not (2010).

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.

For more information on upcoming concerts or to set up an interview please contact Daniel Brandes: [email protected]or 250 686 4766
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