Eve Egoyan 2012
â€¨Eve Egoyan performed Ann Southam’sâ€¨ Simple Lines Of Enquiry
JANUARY 29, 2012â€¨
Date Sunday, January 29, 2012, at 8:00 p.m.â€¨
Artist Eve Egoyan
Genre New Music
Event Short Series of Long Forms pt. 1â€¨
Eve Egoyan performed Ann Southam’sâ€¨
Simple Lines of Enquiryâ€¨
Place Alix Golden Hall, Victoria Conservatory of Music, 907 Pandora Avenueâ€¨
Admission Tickets $20 general / $15 student and members.
Victoria — Open Space presented Eve Egoyan in concert on Sunday, January 29, 2012, at 8:00 p.m. at the Alix Goolden Hall (907 Pandora Avenue). This was the first concert in the two-part series Short Series of Long Forms.
Eve Egoyan, one of Canada’s most important pianists specializing in new works, presented Ann Southam’s eloquent and quietly emotional work, Simple Lines of Enquiry.An exquisite performer, Eve draws you into the music, leaving you breathless. Come see why the National Post describes her as “a performer whose powers of listening cast a hypnotic spell over her audiences, opening their ears and hearts.”
This work, written especially for Eve, has captivated audiences around the world. The New Yorker’s Alex Ross (author of The Rest is Noise) wrote, “I couldn’t stop listening to . . . Ann Southam’s immense, mysterious piano piece Simple Lines of Enquiry.” Southam’s piece relies on its slow unravelling to evoke a magically suspended sound world; its stillness and intimacy invites listeners into a space of deep listening and contemplation. It is almost as if one can hear Southam’s curiosity as she observes the unfolding sonorities, an unfolding which has been likened to a scientist following and watching the behaviours of an unknown organism.
Eve Egoyan’s performance of Simple Lines of Enquiry is one of those rare quiet journeys that make you fall in love with sound all over again — a listening experience not to be missed.
Read a review of Eve's Jan 24th Vancouver performance in Vancouver. Click here for the Vancouver Sun article.
Read about Eve's performance in Victoria. Click here for the Times Colonist article.
Eve Egoyan: pianistâ€¨ www.eveegoyan.com
Born in Victoria BC in 1964, pianist Eve Egoyan has been interpreting new works since 1994. Eve has performed the world premiere and North American premieres of many works by Canadian and international composers, including Martin Arnold, Allison Cameron, Alvin Curran, Maria de Alvear, José Evangelista, Michael Finnissy, Rudolf Komorous, Jo Kondo, Michael Longton, Juliet Palmer, Stephen Parkinson, James Rolfe, Linda C. Smith, Ann Southam, Karen Tanaka, James Tenney, Judith Weir, and Gayle Young. Many of these works were commissioned through the Canada Council, Ontario Arts Council, Laidlaw Foundation, CBC, Japan-Canada Fund, and British Council.