Wednesday, March 01, 2006

Sound Waves at the Vancouver Aquarium

The trio Three-Part Invention (with soprano Heather Pawsey, flutist Kathryn Cernauskas and pianist Karen Shumka) will be among a number of performers playing at a unique environmental concert at the Vancouver Aquarium Marine Science Centre in Vancouver. From the Sound Waves press release,

This limited-seating concert sees audience and musicians roaming the Aquarium together, from the Amazon Gallery to Arctic Canada and points in-between. Form and functionality, structure and sonority are explored, as differing locations, changes in temperature and humidity, light and colour, and the Vancouver Aquarium’s specific creatures and acoustics are reflected in Canadian repertoire on a marine and coastal theme chosen deliberately to highlight and complement these unique elements.

Some of the works performed will include R. Murray Schafer's The Aria of the Princess (in the Arctic Canada exhibit), Harry Somers' Kuyas (in the Amazon Rainforest exhibit), as well as the world premiere of Leslie Uyeda's Whales for soprano, keyboard, flute, and belugas (in the Beluga viewing gallery).

Sound Waves will be held at the Vancouver Aqarium Marine Science Centre at 7:30pm on Saturday, March 25. Admission is free, with limited seating--to book, call 604-659-3527.

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