Now Hear This Festival of New Music

March 20-24, 2019 Multiple Venues

This will be New Music Edmonton’s 8th annual festival, and, we have a lot of phenomenal sound-oriented creativity to ring in spring 2019. As always our programming for the festival draws on a wide array of sonic art practices and celebrates in only a few days not only an exhilarating collection of beautiful creative imaginations making sound-based art, but also the natural curiosity and open ears of Edmonton audiences. We are proud of what the one-of-a-kind Now Hear This has become as the largest festival of its kind in our region.     

Watch for more information to come on the lineup and special events for Now Hear This 2019.

 

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Terri Hron: Nesting

Terri Hron: Nesting

We are thrilled to be welcoming recorder player Terri Hron back to her hometown Edmonton. Nesting is the very definition of “multidisciplinary,” featuring compositions by Terry and others, video, choreography and electronics. Inspired by experiences on Île Audet, the works comprising Nesting highlight different physical and emotional connections to the environment, to our stewardship of it and the inspiration it brings.   

Double Bill: Helen Pridmore / Civvie and Friends

Double Bill: Helen Pridmore / Civvie and Friends

Helen Pridmore: Love Songs

One Canada’s most important interpreters of new vocal music will be coming to visit Edmonton from Regina for a special performance of Love Songs, by renowned Canadian composer Ana Sokolovic. The wonders of Helen Pridmore’s voice combined with this compelling composition, staging and lighting, will be unforgettable.   

Civvie and Friends

Comprised of performers from Winnipeg, Saskatoon and Edmonton, this very special performance will bring together two members of the band Civvie – Kelly Ruth (Edmonton) and Natanielle Felicitas (Winnipeg) with Respectful Child, (Saskatoon) and Ethan Bokma (Edmonton). This fantastic combination of violin, ‘cello, bass clarinet and amplified weaving loom will be a brilliant celebration of Prairie creatives and not to be missed!

To cap this event off, Civvie and Friends will be joined by Helen Pridmore in an improvised performance created especially for Now Hear This.

Katelyn Clark: Song of Sibyls

Katelyn Clark: Song of Sibyls

Visiting us from Montréal, Katelyn Clark is bringing us the Edmonton premiere of her full-length solo show, Song of Sibyls. This unique, intermedia work is designed as a live performance for organetto, sound processing, and video. This is an improvised piece, with sound performed and created by Katelyn Clark, with video by Marlaina Read.

Hypercube

Hypercube

Something cool and usually quite loud always happens when Edmonton-raised saxophonist Erin Rogers returns to town with one or more of her partners-in-crime. This time it’s Hypercube, a New York-based group comprised of saxophones, guitar, accordion and drums with works by Eric Wubbels, Erin Rogers, and Chaya Czernowin.