New Music

SALT New Music Festival and Symposium

Saturday, May 25, 2013, 8:00 pm

Genre New Music
Concert Locations Open Space, 510 Fort Street; additional events at the University of Victoria
Concert Dates
Saturday, May 25, 2013, 8:00 p.m. Quasar
Saturday, June 1, 2013, 8:00 p.m. Ensemble Dal Niente and Experimental Studio
Sunday, June 2, 2013, 8:00 p.m. Tsilumos Ensemble and Max Murray
Concert Admission Each: $15 general/$10 student, senior, or member. For all three: $30. All tickets were available at the door or at
The SALT New Music Festival and Symposium was a one-week event occurring from May 25 to June 2, taking place at Open Space and the University of Victoria School of Music.

Naomi Sato & Farshid Samandari

Sunday, May 19, 2013, 2:00 pm

Event Naomi Sato & Farshid Samandari
Genre New Music — Lecture/Recital
Place Open Space, 510 Fort Street
Admission by donation
Virtuoso shõ (Japanese mouth organ) player Naomi Sato presented a lecture/recital on this traditional Japanese instrument. The shõ consists of reeds in bamboo pipes and is one of the three primary woodwind instruments in Japan’s imperial court music. This informative recital appealed to people interested in traditional instruments, professional musicians, and composers. As part of this event, composer Farshid Samandari offered insights into his experience writing a new work for shõ and electronics.
Through performance and discussion, Naomi illustrated contemporary uses of this traditional instrument and brought insight to the instrument that is rumoured to imitate the call of a phoenix.

The Krells

Saturday, May 18, 2013, 12:30 pm

Event The Krells
Place Open Space, 510 Fort St
Artists Daniel Godlovitch, Kirk McNally, John Celona
Concert Friday, April 19, 2013, at 8:00 p.m.
Admission General $15; members and students $10
Tickets available at the door (cash only)
Or in advance at
Read about The Krells in the Times Colonist here.

Canada Connections

Friday, April 12, 2013, 12:00 pm

Genre New Music
Event Canada Connections
Artist Philip Thomas (piano)
Place Open Space, 510 Fort Street
Admission General $15, students and members $10
Tickets available at the door (cash only) or in advance at 
"Are there any connections between composers living just under half a world away?" This was the question pianist Philip Thomas asked, and Canada Connections provided the answer.

Voice++ 2013, Christian Zehnder, Helen Pridmore, Ray Hsu

Thursday, February 7, 2013, 7:00 pm

Place Open Space, 510 Fort Street, Victoria, BC
Workshop Christian Zehnder, Thursday, February 7, 2013, at 7:00 p.m.
Concert 1 Christian Zehnder, Friday, February 8, 2013, at 8:00 p.m.
Concert 2 Helen Pridmore, Saturday, February 9, 2013, at 8:00 p.m.
Reading Ray Hsu, Sunday, February 10, 2013, at 7:30 p.m.
Hsu also presented a second reading on Tuesday, February 12, 2013, at 9:30 a.m. in the Fine Arts Building foyer at the University of Victoria.
Admission Festival Pass $20 for everything, or Workshop $10, Concerts $15 general, $10 students and members. Reading sponsored by Canada Council for the Arts and the University of Victoria.

Victoria Score Reading Club

Sunday, January 13, 2013,
2:30 pm to 4:30 pm

Don’t let the word “Club” deter you. This was an excellent opportunity for everyone to come listen to and discuss music you may have never heard before!
On January 13, at 2:30 p.m., Open Space presented the third iteration of the Victoria Score Reading Club. A joint effort between Open Space and the Canadian Music Centre BC Region,the Score Reading Club is a series featuring works by accomplished composers in all musical genres. In each session, three presenters offer in-depth looks at musical works of their choice. The works are presented live or recorded, and discussed, revealing new insights into the works.

George Tzanetakis is an associate professor of computer science at the University of Victoria and Canada Research Chair (Tier II) of computer analysis of audio and music.


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