Motion Ensemble

Monday, January 20, 2014
Event Title: Motion Ensemble
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  • Venue / Location: The Music Gallery, 197 John Street, Toronto
  • Time: 12:15am
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  • External Link: www.newmusicconcerts.com
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Sunday January 19, 2014 @ The Music Gallery
From Atlantic Shores featuring Motion Ensemble
Karin Aurell flutes | Richard Hornsby clarinets
Nadia Francavilla violin | Andrew Miller contrabass
D’Arcy P. Gray percussion/electronics | Helen Pridmore soprano
Introduction 7:15 | Concert 8:00
The Music Gallery, 197 John Street

Jerome Blais - Le miroir d'argent (2012)

Paul Steffler - Book of Manners (2009)

Kevin Morse - The Unnamed Lake (2013

Lucas Oickle - New Work (2013)

Derek Charke - (from) The Grand-Pre Project (2009): Blizzard; between the shore and the ships; Tout passe Sandy Moore

Sandy Moore - (from) The Grand-Pre Project (2009): Tout passe

Anthony Genge - Motion (2004)

W.L. Altman - Silly Love Songs (2009)

Motion Ensemble is a chamber music group based in New Brunswick, Canada. Their repertoire is an eclectic mix of post-classical and experimental music. Motion’s music often utilizes electronics or visual media. The group has been presenting its own concerts since 1998, now with a series in Saint John called Open Arts and additional concerts in Sackville, Moncton and Fredericton; they also reach thousands of school children through their educational projects.

The group made its USA debut in New York at Tonic in 2003, has appeared at the Ottawa International Chamber Music Festival, Scotia Festival of Music, Montreal’s Jusqu’aux Oreilles, Chapelle historique du Bon Pasteur and Ensemble contemporain de Montréal, Sound Symposium in Newfoundland, NUMUS (Kitchener), Toronto’s The Music Gallery, New Works Calgary,Vancouver’s Western Front, Edmonton’s E.C.C.S. New Music North (Thunder Bay), Five Penny New Music Festival (Sudbury) and several other venues in Manitoba, Saskatchewan and Ontario. They have been heard on CBC Radio and TV and have recorded CDs of Veronika Krausas (self produced) and John Cage (on New York label Mode Records).

Over 70 works have been premiered by Motion Ensemble over the years by Canadians: Michael Oesterle, Juliet Palmer, Ian Crutchley, Nicole Lizée, Allison Cameron, Emily Doolittle, Moiya Callahan, alcides lanza, Jim O’Leary, Anthony Genge, W. L. Altman, Tim Brady, Richard Gibson, Bruce Mather, Alice Ho, Michael R. Miller, Tim Bowlby, Andrew R. Miller, Richard Kidd, D’Arcy P. Gray, Joel Miller, Laura Hoffman, Veronika Krausas, Robert Bauer and James Code. In addition to Canadian work, Motion has performed the Canadian premieres of works by György Kurtág (Hungary), Kunsu Shim (Germany), Kaija Saariaho (Finland), Peter Maxwell Davies (Scotland), Larry Nelson (USA), Peter Blauvelt (USA) and Beth Wiemann (USA).

Motion Ensemble was founded by Bass player Andrew R. Miller, it contains a flexible array of musicians: soprano Helen Pridmore; violinist Nadia Francavilla; D’Arcy Philip Gray, percussion/electronics; Karin Aurell, flute; and clarinetist Richard Hornsby.