Music at Convocation Hall presents a classic series celebrating the talents of Music’s teaching faculty alongside some of the world’s leading visiting artists.
Richard Van Camp, University of Alberta Faculty of Arts Writer in Residene; William Street, saxophone soloist and conductor; Roger Admiral, piano; Brian Thurgood, percussion; the University of Alberta Saxophone and Percussion Ensembles; live electronics performed by Mark Hannesson; improvisation developed by composers Andriy Talpash & Mark Hannesson
Tickets available at the door on the evening of the performance only
Faculty of Arts Writer-in-Residence Richard Van Camp joins instrumental soloists Roger Admiral, Brian Thurgood and William Street for an afternoon of improvised and prepared text and music: Music as Language. Featuring works Music as Language by Richard Van Camp; Les 7 Iles for piano soloist and Saxophone Ensemble by Christian Lauba; Smoking Mirrors for solo saxophone by John M Kennedy.
Richard Van Camp, Canadian author and University of Alberta, Faculty of Arts Writer-in-Residence has written a new short story about what it means to be Dogrib Dene in today's world. The characters are based upon two short stories that formerly appeared in one of his collections and their names are Brutus, Clarence and Grant. They've known each other forever and are confronted with a sundance that is coming to their town. Richard will narrate this story to an improvised accompaniment of saxophone ensemble, saxophone solo, percussion and piano. The concert is a communication/musical performance project based on language and music, through prepared text and improvisational and prepared music.