21 January 2006 12am - 12am
Please join us:
Saturday, January 21, 2006, 9PM, at Mercer Union
For the second in our series of 10 Music In Alternative Spaces concerts, Montréal based violinist Clemens Merkel (Quatour Bozzini, Kore, Wandelweiser) will give a rare performance of l’hiver monastique – 70 consolations harmoniques pour violon, a 70-minute work for solo violin, written by the internationally recognised Canadian composer Michael Oesterle. The composition consists of numerical permutations of melodic patterns that are combined with rhythmic patterns to form irrationally shifting harmonic fields. The number of permutations is “almost endless” and a sense of endlessness is hopefully radiated by the number presented in the piece in its current form.
Montréal based violinist Clemens Merkel integrates a wide variety of different styles into his repertoire and has performed numerous concerts and at festivals throughout Germany, Europe and North America. He is a member of the Bozzini Quartet (Montréal) as well as of Ensemble Kore (Montréal), the Thürmchen Ensemble (Köln) and Ensemble Sur Plus (Freiburg).
This is the second of a ten-part music series that is supported by the Canada Council for the Art’s Music in Alternative Spaces programme.
Upcoming Music Series
February 18, #3: Doug Tielli
March 18, #4 and #5: Josh Thorpe and John Sherlock
May 27, #6: Colin Clarke
June 17, #7 and #8: Tim Hecker and GLN (Maura Doyle and Tony Romano)
July 15, #9: The Lollipop People
September 16, #10: Isabelle Noel
Please note that scheduled dates may change.
Mercer Union, A Centre for Contemporary Art
37 Lisgar Street, Toronto ON M6J 3T3 CANADA
(west of Dovercourt, south of Queen)
416 536 1519 firstname.lastname@example.org