The Rainbow of Forgetting

Thursday, March 9, 8pm (Toronto)
Friday March 10, 8 pm (Kingston ON)
The Music Gallery (March 9) 197 John St, Toronto M5T 1X6 Presented by Arraymusic in Association with The Music Gallery
Isabel Bader Centre for the Performing Arts, Kingston, ON (March 10) Presented by New Music Kingston
$20 / PWYC (Toronto Concert)

Rick Sacks leads The Array Ensemble in a program of pieces written for Arraymusic. The title for the concert is also the sub-title of Rudolf Komorous’ piece Dame’s Rocket (the rainbow of forgetting2): Its combination of evocative beauty and elusive obscurity is very much in keeping with Komorous’ estetiku divnosti, his “aesthetic of curious things” / “aesthetic of the strange” / “aesthetic of the wonderful.” Komorous developed this philosophy with a group of like-minded artists in Prague during the late 1950s. In an interview he explained that, "the group's main philosophy was that things should somehow be driven on the edge—on that edge when you cannot really recognise what's serious, what's not serious; you know, what's true, what's not true; what's sort of from life and what is a sheer imagination. Simply that edge—because we thought that on that edge real things happen.” This concert brings together six extremely different—wonderfully different—pieces of music. Yet all this music, in utterly distinct ways, is driven on the edge, moves along and inhabits that edge, and encourages the listener to join it there.

Programme: Marjan Mozetich (Canada; born in Italy): Time to Leave (1997) Linda Catlin Smith (Canada; born in the USA): Stare at the River (2010) Rudolf Komorous (Canada; born in Czechoslovakia): Dame's Rocket (the rainbow of forgetting 2) (1991) John Mark Sherlock (Canada): Necklace (1997) Linda Bouchard (Canada): Ductwork (1997) Martin Arnold (Canada): (Damper) Coaster (2000)


2017-03-09 19:30:00 2017-03-09 22:30:00 America/Toronto The Rainbow of Forgetting The Array Ensemble Presented by Arraymusic In Assoc.w/The Music Gallery The Music Gallery 197 John Street M5T 1X6

Add the Kingston Ontario Show to your calendar 2017-03-10 19:30:00 2017-03-10 22:30:00 America/Toronto The Rainbow of Forgetting Presented by New Music Kingston The Array Ensemble Isabel Bader Centre for the Performing Arts, Kingston, ON
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