Sunday, December 9, 2012

Light - Music in the Barns Concert , Saturday December 8th, 2012

I was so excited about going to this concert, I really couldn't wait. I love going to new music shows!

I met Carol about a year ago through a beautiful friend of mine, Nadia ( OMG the most amazing glass jewels ever - check it and they are both amazing, inspiring women. Carol is the artistic director and violist for Music in the Barns and she curates some of the most awesome  concerts I've ever been to.

Like tonight -

Explore our relationship to light through composition and scientific imagery on Saturday, December 8; the first night of Chanukah and the Anniversary of John Lennon’s death.

PROGRAMME:Igor Stravinsky | Concertino for String Quartet Arvo Pärt | Psalom for String QuartetArvo Pärt | Summa for String QuartetArvo Pärt | Fratres for String Quartet and PercussionIannis Xenakis | PsapphaGeorge Crumb | Black Angels "Thirteen Images from the Dark Land"

Music in the Barns Chamber Ensemble, with special guest David Schotzko, percussionist, will transform the urban-industrial Artscape Wychwood Barns Mainspace for another cutting-edge performance event. Known for their dynamic and innovative presentations, the concert, entitled “Light”, explores the essence of light in music.
Featuring the heritage site’s first-rate acoustics as the backdrop for the evening, Music in the Barns will offer yet another daring mix, combining composition with scientific imagery and taking its audience on a journey of the senses.
Opening with Stravinsky's rhythmic and intense Concertino for String Quartet, the evening will move into a more reflective mood with three works by Estonian minimalist composer, Arvo Pärt. Utilizing two stages over the course of the evening, Iannis Xenakis’ virtuoso percussion solo will be presented in- the-round, allowing audience members an intimate opportunity to get up close with the performer.
The centerpiece of the evening is George Crumb’s groundbreaking 1971 composition Black Angels: “Thirteen Images from the Dark Land”- a musical spectacle scored for amplified string quartet, 20 tuned crystal glasses and a myriad of other percussion devices.
Woven into the evening are stunning projected images of microscopic florescent proteins photographed in the Brill Lab at Sick Kids Hospital Research Institute. The event includes a cash bar and pre-concert chat with artistic director, Carol Gimbel, cell biologist, Julie Brill, PhD. and moderated by York University Film Professor, Howard Wiseman.

Great show! I loved the projections  - the whole ambiance of the Barns really added to the experience.

It was such a dark night too - an oasis in the Barns! Thanks Carol!xo


Wednesday, December 5, 2012

new drawings

These are inspired by my current obsession - Downton Abbey. How did you like season three? OMG Lady Edith - I think she's my new favorite.