In 1972 canonic composer Luciano Berio visited Toronto for New Music Concerts’ first ever concert series. 52 years later we celebrate this legacy with a hybrid film and concert performance at the Paradise Theatre. This unmissable occasion presents newly created concert films of three Berio Sequenzas in dialogue with live performances of new commissions by Canadian composers.
Amanda Smith —Director
Patrick Hagarty —Director
Christene A. Browne —Director
Jonah Zapparoli —Director
Émilie Girard-Charest —Composer
Juro Kim Feliz —Composer
Gabriel Dharmoo —Composer, Voice, Electronics
Amahl Arulanandam —Cello
Guy Few —Trumpet
Xin Wang —Soprano
Cheryl Duvall —Piano
Film: Patrick Hagarty (CAN), Director Luciano Berio (IT) Sequenza XIV for Cello (2002), performed by Amahl Arulanandam, cello.
Performance: Émilie Girard-Charest (CAN), Composer New Work (World Premiere) for Cello (2022), performed by Amahl Arulanandam, cello.
Film: Amanda Smith (CAN), Director few words for a woman…without worry: Luciano Berio (IT) – Sequenza III for Solo Voice (1965), performed by Xin Wang, soprano.
Performance: Gabriel Dharmoo (CAN), Composer Lip Service (World Premiere) for solo voice and electronics (2022), performed by Gabriel Dharmoo.
Film: Christene A. Browne (CAN) & Jonah Zapparoli (CAN), Directors Luciano Berio (IT)- Sequenza X for Trumpet (1984), performed by Guy Few.
Performance: Juro Kim Feliz (PHL/CAN) Kina-i-ngátan (World Premiere) for Trumpet and Electronics (2022), performed by Guy Few.