2017 SALT New Music Festival and Symposium

2017 SALT New Music Festival and Symposium
Open Space, 510 Fort St. 2nd Floor
Friday, August 18, 2017, 8:00 pm to Monday, August 21, 2017, 10:00 pm

Friday Aug 18, 2017 @ 8 pm: Tsilumos Ensemble, David Shively, EXPERIMENTALSTUDIO
Saturday Aug 19, 2017 @ 2 pm: Liam Hockley, Clarinet and Electronics
Saturday Aug 19, 2017 @ 8 pm: David Shively: Percussion and Electronics
Sunday Aug 20, 2017 @ 8 pm: Ermis Theodorakis and EXPERIMENTALSTUDIO, Piano and Electronics
Monday Aug 21, 2017 @ 8 pm: Narratives of Memory, Ermis Theodorakis, Jessica Wagner and Joanna Hood perform works of Zaid Jabri, Andrea Szigetvári, Dániel Péter Biró
**Join us for a discussion with composers Kimberly Manerikar and Max Murry. Saturday Aug 19, 2017, starting at 1:30 pm**
**Join us for a preconcert talk with Lincoln Shlensky, Zaid Jabri, Andrea Szigetvári, Dániel Biró. Monday Aug 21, 2017, starting at 7:30 pm**
Thursday Aug 24, 2017 @ 8 pm: Quasar Saxophone Quartet and Joanna Hood, Viola.
Friday Aug 25, 2017 @ 8 pm: Narratives of Memory, Ermis Theodorakis, Jessica Wagner and Joanna Hood perform works of Zaid Jabri, Andrea Szigetvári, Dániel Péter Biró. 
The SALT New Music Festival and Symposium is a one–week event, occurring from August 18 to August 25, 2017, taking place at Open Space in conjunction with the Narratives of Memory conference at the University of Victoria.
At the University of Victoria School of Music you can find a week's worth of free lectures, colloquia, and masterclasses. At Open Space and the University of Victoria School of Music, seven stunning concerts – with world and Canadian premieres – will take place. The event's hosts, The Tsilumos Ensemble, have invited world–class experts in contemporary and electronic music to join them in Victoria present audiences with new sonorous adventures in contemporary music.
The concerts will consist of local musicians such as the Tsilumos Ensemble, Liam Hockley, a clarinet soloist from Vancouver, master percussionist David Shively, alongside many esteemed national and international performers such as the Quasar Saxophone Quartet (Montreal, QC), one of the great pianists of our time Ermis Theodorakis (Greece), and electronic virtuosi of the Experimentalstudio (Freiburg, Germany).
This year’s SALT New Music Festival and Symposium will also incorporate a symposium at the University of Victoria on August 24 and 25. In this summer field school entitled “Narratives of Memory, Migration, and Xenophobia in the European Union and Canada” was done in conjunction with colleagues from the University of Victoria Department in Germanic and Slavic Studies and the Department of Sociology.
In this course, undergraduate and graduate students from Hungary, Germany, France and Canada engage in intercultural discussions and musical performances at sites of traumatic memory. For each location, a composer was commissioned to write a specific piece. At the SALT New Music Festival we will present these newly commissioned works from composers Zaid Jabri (Syria), Andrea Szigetvári (Hungary) and myself composed for the three historical sites we visited: the Ravensbrück Memorial Site, Ravensbrück Germany, the Budapest Keleti Train Station, Budapest Hungary Camp des Milles, Aix-en-Provence, France.
At each of these locations, students reflected on how narratives (both written and musical) of the past inform the present context of migration and xenophobia, in particular the Syrian refugee crisis. An objective of the summer field school will be to use the Canadian experience with multiculturalism, refugee resettlement, and the Truth and Reconciliation process as a comparative touch point for understanding the pan-European challenges posed by the current refugee crisis. Furthermore, students examine how each of the four countries under study is responding through its own conception of multiculturalism and refugee settlement policies. By recognizing the impact of pre-European Union memories on the present, we hope that the field school will help strengthen a larger sense of cultural and social engagement in Europe and Canada in a time of upheaval, thereby allowing social science, historical research and new music to engage international students and new audiences, placing social science scholarship and contemporary music within the context of the pressing social issues of our time.
More information about the SALT New Music Festival and Symposium and the Narratives of Memory Conference can be found here: http://tsilumos.org/salt-2017/
Text provided by Dr. Dániel Biró

With composers, performers, and ensembles from around the world, the 2017 SALT NEW MUSIC FESTIVAL AND SYMPOSIUM presents concerts exploring musical innovation and intercultural dialogue.
Piano Sponsor: Tom Lee Music'
Program Sponsors: British Columbia Arts Council, SOCAN Foundation, Canada Council for the Arts, Victoria Foundation, Art Mentor Foundation Lucerne, City of Victoria, Government of Canada, CRD, University of Victoria, Commission Européenne, Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada, British Columbia Community Gaming Grants.




     Open Space Concert Pass:

          $60 for all concerts at Open Space

     Advance: $16 General, $11 Students/Seniors/Members 

          Advance tickets at: SALT2017.bpt.me

     Door: $20 General, $15 Students/Seniors/Members


     Tickest for these concerts are available at the door only.

     For more information about these tickets or concerts contact www.tsilumos.org