New Works Calgary presents: Xenia Pestova

Friday, June 1, 2018
Event Title: New Works Calgary presents: Xenia Pestova
  • Region: Prairie
  • Venue / Location: Eckhardt-Gramatté Hall
  • Time: 7:30pm
  • Price: $$25 for adults, $18 for students/seniors
  • Genre: Keyboard
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  • Composer: Gayle Young
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Virtuosic, vivid, dynamic, colourful and engaging — Xenia Pestova and the piano in the 21st century!

UK-based pianist Xenia Pestova returns to Calgary with a program of works for piano and multichannel live electronics including music by Gayle Young, Heather Hindman, Glenda Keam, Hans Tutschku and J.S. Bach. Known for her innovative programming and performances, from toy piano plus tabla collaborations, to performances with a variety of cutting edge mechanical and digital technologies that extend the possibilities of the piano, Xenia brings an evening of carefully chosen pieces that highlight her interests in combining the piano with advanced multichannel electronic processing (Hans Tutschku), in situating the piano as a willing partner in conversation with the sonic world around us (Gayle Young), and as a supple mediator between new music and music of the past (Glenda Keam, Heather Hindman).