Metropolis - Saint John
Oct
29
7:30 PM19:30

Metropolis - Saint John

A collaboration with Symphony NB

click here for ticket info Imperial Theatre

A nine-piece live orchestra performs an original score by New Brunswick composer Andrew Miller alongside the screening of the classic 1927 silent film Metropolis. This groundbreaking science-fiction film set in a futuristic urban dystopia remains relevant today, thanks to its commentary on technology and social change, and its striking imagery. The accompanying live score brings a new dimension to the film, which is still widely regarded as one of the greatest ever made.

 

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Metropolis - Fredericton
Oct
27
7:30 PM19:30

Metropolis - Fredericton

A collaboration with Symphony NB

click here for ticket info Fredericton Playhouse

A nine-piece live orchestra performs an original score by New Brunswick composer Andrew Miller alongside the screening of the classic 1927 silent film Metropolis. This groundbreaking science-fiction film set in a futuristic urban dystopia remains relevant today, thanks to its commentary on technology and social change, and its striking imagery. The accompanying live score brings a new dimension to the film, which is still widely regarded as one of the greatest ever made.

 

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Pre-Show Talk with Andrew Miller
Saturday, October 27 at 6:00pm
Fredericton Playhouse
No charge/No Registration

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Fury
Sep
27
7:00 PM19:00

Fury

New Work by composer Sebastian Hutchings; Fury. The audience will be surrounded by the series of paintings by the artist Stephen Hutchings which inspired a musical composition by his son. This is the first presentation of the revised and expanded form. Event is free and open to all.  

Clayton Kennedy, baritone voice

Emily Kennedy, cello

Andrew Reed Miller, contrabass

Joel Cormier, percussion

https://soundcloud.com/sebastian-hutchings

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Visual Music
Sep
19
4:00 PM16:00

Visual Music

  • Marjorie Young Bell Conservatory (map)
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Deanna Musgrave

13 Years Later: Exploring Visual Music since Mount Allison University

artist talk and concert

Visual Artist Deanna Musgrave discusses the highlights of her career since her 2005 graduation from Mount Allison University's Fine Arts program. This colloquium will focus on her work in visual music and her collaborations with musicians. Her talk will conclude with performances of Anthony Gengre's piece "Motion" and Jordan Nobles' "Circle of Fifths". They will be performed by Andrew Reed Miller (contrabass), Karin Aurell (flutes), James Kayln (clarinet), Joël Cormier (percussion).  

Event is free and open to all.  

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Third Shift - Road Trips
Aug
17
8:00 PM20:00

Third Shift - Road Trips

  • 125 Prince William Street Saint John, NB, E2L 2B4 Canada (map)
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Shows at 8pm - 9pm - 10pm - 11pm

Stunning images by photographers Neil Rough and Nienke Izurieta

Improvised music by Joel Cormier - percussion, Andrew Reed Miller - contrabass, Robin Streb - viola and Joel Leblanc - guitar.

 Road Trips is an audiovisual performance consisting of two 30 minute pieces titled Travels with Neill Rough and Coney Island, a collaboration between Andrew Reed Miller, Neill Rough and Nienke Izurieta. Live improvised and composed music provides a sonic environment while experiencing projected photographic images. Each piece deals with personal, social and anthropological themes in and around the concept of travel, particularly in certain areas of the USA. 

         

Neil Rough  has spent the better part of the last 20 years traveling around North America taking photographs.The recipient multiple Canada Council and New Brunswick Arts grants, he lives and works in Toronto, ON and Sackville, NB. His photographs are part of The Canada Council and New Brunswick Art Bank collections, he exhibits regularly throughout Canada and the United States.

Nienke Izurieta is a Saint John-based artist who has worked in photography, film making and music in Canada and the USA. In combination with her love of visual storytelling and an innate sensitivity to light, Nienke is inspired to create photos that evoke emotion, turning the viewer’s mind inward toward a time and place of their own. 

Andrew Reed Miller is the founder and artistic director of Resonance. Originally from New York, he has worked as a professional musician for over 25 years, playing in orchestras, opera and ballet companies and performing chamber music. In 1994 he began focussing on contemporary and experimental music, developing original compositions, audio installations and media art.

Joël Cormier Studied percussion at University of Toronto under Beverly Johnston, John Rudolph and Russell Hartenberger where he finished his M. Mus and DMA. Joel released his first solo percussion CD, “Les voiles blanches” in 2012.  The album features two well known New Brunswick composers: Richard Gibson and Christian Hébert. Joel is a member of the Triton Percussion Trio, Symphony New Brunswick and teaches at Mount Allison University.

Composer/Improvisor Joel LeBlanc has worked with a wide array of exceptional artists including: Mike Stevens, Juan Martin, Christine Duncan and The Element Choir, Ken Aldcroft, Nicole Rampersaud, Motion Ensemble, Suzie LeBlanc, Mark Adam, Joel Miller, Mike Murley and Gordon Allen. He directs the Fredericton community improv orchestra, HARD)S(CORE, and curates a creative music series The Surgery Series. Joel toured North America and Europe from 1997 - 2009 with the roots trio Hot Toddy. Major concert appearances include; Newport Folk Festival (NY), Blue Balls (Lucern), and multiple appearances at the Montreal Jazz Festival and Vancouver Jazz Festival.

Robin Streb is a member of Symphony NB and is a Teaching Artist with Sistema NB. She is an active new music performer across Canada. Originally from British Columbia, she frequently performed with Vancouver Island Symphony, Victoria Symphony and Vancouver Opera Orchestra, the Melange Chamber Ensemble and the Vancouver Miniaturist Ensemble. Robin has performed in the Los Angeles area with the Okiro Series, Tonoi Ensemble, CTRL+ALT+REPEAT, New West Symphony, and various events at the California Institute of the Arts.

 

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Road Trips at the Roundhouse
Nov
19
7:00 PM19:00

Road Trips at the Roundhouse

 

Award-winning photographers Neil Rough and Nienke Izurieta have travelled all over the world, here is a chance to experience their stunning travel images accompanied by colourful and unusual music.

Music by Nadia Francavilla, violin;  Andrew Reed Miller, contrabass; Joel Leblanc, guitar and Joel Cormier, percussion.

 

admission by donation: suggested $10

 

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McGregor/Newsome
Sep
17
8:00 PM20:00

McGregor/Newsome

Mark Takeshi McGregor, flutes; Greg Newsome electronics

Delve into haunting electroacoustic soundscapes and wild neo-noir glitch with “superhuman” flute virtuoso Mark Takeshi McGregor. Returning to New Brunswick with performances in Moncton and Saint John, McGregor presents a programme for flute and electronics, including the striking and much-celebrated Tarantino Études for bass flute and audio-video glitch—the most recent addition to the famed “Études” cycle by Montreal composer Nicole Lizée. The programme also features the Atlantic Canadian premieres of new works for flute and electronics by James O’Callaghan (BC/QC) and Gregory Lee Newsome (ON), as well as solo acoustic works by Hope Lee (AB) and Michael Oesterle (QC) — completing an all-Canadian program that weaves effortlessly between the virtuosic, the introspective, the macabre, the theatrical, the hilarious, and the all-out demented. Photo credit: Jan Gates.

 

Warning: this programme contains audio/video footage of mature language and simulated violence/drug use. 

Admission is Pay What You Wish; suggested donation $10 tickets only available at the door.

 

 

 

 

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Nest and Skywalker
Jun
23
4:30 PM16:30

Nest and Skywalker

Premiere of Skywalker (2017) by Andrew Reed Miller. Danielle Sametz, violin; Rob Dutton, trumpet; Andrew Reed Miller, contrabass.

 

Written to commemorate the Canada 150 Legacy Mural, "Nest", by Deanna Musgrave

The event begins at 4:15pm, June 23rd at the Skywalk in Market Square, Saint John, New Brunswick. All are welcome! Free of charge!

We encourage you to wear feathers and birds.  

Thanks to the Canada Council for the Arts, the Province of New Brunswick and the SOCAN Foundation

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Le Hum: Piling Sand - Piling Stone VI
Jun
19
8:00 PM20:00

Le Hum: Piling Sand - Piling Stone VI

Piling Sand, Piling Stone 6 by André Cormier (2014) performed and programmed by Andrew Reed Miller

made possible by a Commissioning grant from the Canada Council for the Arts


André Cormier’s work has been presented in Canada, the US, Europe and New Zealand. He has written for solo, small and large chamber ensembles, as well as music for opera, dance and collaborative work with visual artists. His works have been commissioned from a variety of artists in Canada, the US and Europe. In 2004 he founded Ensemble Ordinature and has since served as artistic director. He produced their debut recording of Kurt Schwitters’ Ursonate, which is featured on ubu.com and was favourably reviewed in UK new music magazine The Wire. Along with violist Mieka Kohut and artist Donna Kelly, Cormier co-founded CO•LAB, a multi-disciplinary collaborative project.

In 2008 he launched Éditions musique SISYPHE (emsis.ca) a music publishing house focusing on experimental music. His piece Piling Sand–Piling Stone 2 was featured at the inaugural concert of Listen/ Space, in Brooklyn, NY.

Ensembles that have presented Cormier’s work include musica intima (Can), Park Lane (Can/US), Erreur de type 27, (Québec), Nu:BC (Can),The Tempest Flute Ensemble (Can), Suna no onna (Can/US),Vancouver Miniaturist Ensemble (Can),Aventa (Can), ctrl +alt+repeat Large Ensemble (LA), Quatuor Bozzini (Montréal), Audiamour (Germany/Greece), Saint Crispin's Chamber Ensemble (Can), Motion Ensemble (Can) Lost Dog New Musik Ensemble (NY), Guthrie/Streb (LA), OXO Ensemble (NY), New Century Players (US), Redshift (Can), BEAMS Electroacoustic Ensemble (Can), 60x60 Project (US), New Century Players (US). Soloists that have presented Cormier’s work include violinist Clemens Merkel, vocalist Andrea Young, cellist Jessica Catron, harpist Susan Allen, violinist Johnny Chang, violist Mieka Kohut, and his work has been broadcasted on CBC, Radio Canada, Radio New Zealand, KZSU (LA),Wandelweiser web radio (Germany).

Andrew Reed Miller has worked as a professional musician for over 25 years, playing in orchestras, opera and ballet companies and performing chamber music. Originally from New York, Andrew now lives in the small city of Saint John, Canada. In 1994 he began focussing on contemporary and experimental music, developing original compositions, audio installations and media art. Much of his recent work explores the culture of music in the early 21st Century and uses interactive electronics, extended instrumental techniques and psychedelic dissonance. He was founder of Motion Ensemble (1998-2014), which premiered many new works and performed at all sorts of venues, including Sound Symposium (Newfoundland), Tonic (NYC), Western Front (Vancouver) and New Music Concerts (Toronto) Miller is principal bass of Symphony NB, Atlantic Sinfonia, has been heard on numerous CBC broadcasts and was invited as guest artist by the NB Summer Music Festival, the Scotia Festival of Music, The Confederation Centre for the Arts (Charlottetown), Ensemble Kore (Montreal) Open Waters (Halifax) and Earshot concerts (Toronto). Andrew had many student inspirations studying bass in Toronto with the great Joel Quarrington , at the University of Ottawa, the Kent Blossom Chamber Music Festival in Ohio, the Civic Orchestra of Chicago and many other places. More recently he studied Max/MSP/Jitter programming at Harvestworks in New York

 

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Phil Kline's Unsilent Night 2016
Dec
16
7:00 PM19:00

Phil Kline's Unsilent Night 2016

Unsilent Night is an original composition by Phil Kline, written speci cally to be heard outdoors in the month of December, always as a free event. It takes the form of a street promenade in which the audi- ence becomes the performer. Each participant gets one of four tracks of music. Originally the music was played using only cassette tapes in boomboxes, but as vintage boomboxes have become harder to nd, more people use smartphones with portable speak- ers to blast the music (by streaming audio or using the free Unsilent Night app which randomly selects one of the tracks to play). Together all four tracks comprise Unsilent Night. Participants start playing their devices simultaneously, then walk a carefully chosen route through their city’s streets, creating
a unique mobile sound sculpture which is different from every listener’s perspective. 

Even if folks don’t have a boombox or little Bluetooth speakers, we have lots and you can hook up your iPod or phone, all are welcome to come along and enjoy the piece!

 Everyone is encouraged to visit unsilentnight.com to look for the free mp3s, free iPhone or Android apps.

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Dante Boone recital in Moncton
Nov
27
7:00 PM19:00

Dante Boone recital in Moncton

The Department of Music at the Université de Moncton, LeHum and Open Arts presents a performance by pianist Dante Boon.

Originally from The Netherlands, Dante Boon is visiting Moncton as part of his North American tour. Boon will perform works by Anastassis Philippakopoulos, Eva Maria Houben and Jurg Frey.

The Canadian creation of a new work, named "Metallurgy" and commissioned by André Cormier for this tour, is also on the program.

This show is at Neil-Michaud Hall of the Pavilion of Fine Arts at the Moncton campus.
The entrance is free.
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Ensemble Sisyphe with Dante Boon
Nov
24
8:00 PM20:00

Ensemble Sisyphe with Dante Boon

New Brunswick's ensemble specializing in austere minimalism with guest artist Dante Boone

Nov. (St. John) (2016) WP - Dante Boon 

Fontaines historiques de Paris (2016) - André Cormier 

Four Note Chords (2009) - Tom Johnson 

Mille Regretz (2012) - Taylan Susam  

Dante Boon, conductor

Jeffrey Bazett-Jones, violin, Robin Streb, viola, Katie Bestvater, cello, Andrew Reed Miller, contrabass, Chelsey Hiebert, oboe, Julie Rochus, horn

DANTE BOON (1973) is a Dutch composer and pianist living in Amsterdam.

At the age of 14, he started his piano studies at the Amsterdam Sweelinck Conservatorium. At the Royal Conservatoire in The Hague, he studied composition with Diderik Wagenaar.

After having been the keyboard player and arranger for a major Dutch rock band for several years, he went back to the classical, especially contemporary piano repertoire.
 
With Samuel Vriezen, he recorded Tom Johnson’s Symmetries (piano four hands) for Karnatic Lab Records. Recordings for other labels include works by Rozalie Hirs (Attacca Records) and Philip Corner (New World Records). his first solo CD cage. frey. vriezen. feldman. ayres. johnson .manion was released 2010 on Edition Wandelweiser Records to international critical acclaim.

Admission: by donation ($10 suggested)

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The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari
Oct
29
7:00 PM19:00

The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari

Once again Open Arts presents a classic silent movie with live music!

The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari is a 1920 German silent horror film, directed by Robert Wiene and written by Hans Janowitz and Carl Mayer. Considered the quintessential work of German Expressionist cinema, it tells the story of an insane hypnotist (Werner Krauss) who uses a somnambulist (Conrad Veidt) to commit murders. The film features a dark and twisted visual style, with sharp-pointed forms, oblique and curving lines, structures and landscapes that lean and twist in unusual angles, and shadows and streaks of light painted directly onto the sets.

Score for Improvising Musicians by Andrew Reed Miller

Joel Leblanc, guitar

Nadia Francavilla, violin

Andrew Reed Miller, contrabass

Étienne Levesque, percussion

Admission: by donation ($10 suggested)

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Taktus Duo
Sep
24
7:00 PM19:00

Taktus Duo

Taktus, Toronto’s groove-based marimba duo, was founded by percussionists Greg Harrison and Jonny Smith. Taktus seeks to create music that crosses borders between genres and is relevant to contemporary audiences. In their original arrangements, the duo has reenvisioned works of minimalism and electroacoustic music on the marimba. In the summer of 2015, Taktus released their debut album, Glass Houses for Marimba, on the Canadian Music Centre’s record label, Centrediscs. It has received critical acclaim by reviewers from Wholenote Magazine, Scene Magazine, and I Care If You Listen. The album also made CBC’s list of Top 10 Canadian Classical Music Albums of 2015. Following the launch of their album, Taktus were guest performers at FUZE Fest in Fredericton as part of the New Brunswick Summer Music Festival and at the “Intersections” new music festival in Toronto. In 2016, Taktus has premiered a number of new arrangements of works by Philip Glass and Aphex Twin. They presented a concert in the Toronto Summer Music Garden series on September 1st, which launched their current tour.

Admission: by donation ($10 suggested)

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Charade Parade at Third Shift
Aug
19
8:00 PM20:00

Charade Parade at Third Shift

  • Grannan Street Saint John, NB, E2L Canada (map)
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Open Arts and Third Space present Charade Parade, an experimental marching band

 

Joel Leblanc, guitar

Andrew Reed Miller, bass guitar

Andrew George, clarinet

Jon Fisher, horn

Joel Cormier, percussion

A roving and meandering source of sonic material, this group will reach the ears and minds of anyone in their vicinity. Music will range from free-improvisation to classics such as Swell Music (1967) by James Tenney and Word Event (1961) by George Brecht. Guitar performers tow battery-powered amplifiers on wagons. Interaction with the public may happen.

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Ok. Quoi?! Festival - Sackville
Jul
25
to Jul 28

Ok. Quoi?! Festival - Sackville

  • Sackville Waterfowl Park Trail Sackville, NB, E4L 3B2 Canada (map)
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Open Arts presents events at  Ok. Quoi?!

collaboration with Struts Gallery

Liens Intimes et Problématiques (2014) André Cormier

André Cormier's epic piece lasts over 7 hours. Performance will be split into four days, each afternoon at 1pm at the Sackville Waterfowl Park. In case of rain, it will take place in St Paul's Anglican church Hall at 125 Main St.

 

Ensemble Sisyphe

Jeffrey Bazett-Jones, violin

Robin Streb, viola

Katie Bestvater, violoncello

Andrew Reed Miller, contrabass

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