Saturday, December 3, 8pm
The Array Space
155 Walnut Ave, M6J 3W3
$20 / PWYC

Formless brings together a solo, a couple of duos, and ensemble pieces by just a few of the composers Arraymusic will be collaborating with over the next few years to produce new works. The title of the concert invokes Georges Bataille’s famous definition of informe, usually translated as ‘formless’. Part of that definition reads: “On the other hand, affirming that the universe resembles nothing and is only formless amounts to saying that the universe is something like a [squashed] spider or spit.” Bataille’s informe does not embrace any kind of lack or a denial of substance, but rather it’s a challenge to the activity of abstracting an outside that can be generalized and evaluated as separate and distinct from an inside. This has something to do with the way I experience all the music brought together for this concert. -- Martin Arnold

Read extensive notes on this concert and the concept of 'formless' on Martin Arnold's blog ArrayBlog: Speculating on the Edge

We hope to see you there! Can't make it? Watch the concert live at ArrayTv's Livestream page.


Cassandra Miller (Canada): For Mira (2012; for solo violin)
Joanna Bailie (United Kingdom): On and Off 2 (2008; for 3 radios, 3 radio/CD players, tape)
John Abram (United Kingdom/Canada): Woods (2013; for cello and marimba)
Laurence Crane (United Kingdom): Sparling (1992; for clarinet and piano)
André Cormier (Canada): Kala-azar from Infections de Formes dévoilée (2005: for quartet)
Nicole Lizée (Canada): Sculptress (2010; for amplified septet and pre-recorded music)

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