Oct. 18, 2022 Winnipeg Art Gallery, Muriel Richardson Auditorium, 730pm.
October 18, 2022 Winnipeg, Photos: Heather Lewis
GS2: Standing Wave
Fresh off a successful season featuring the release of their Juno-nominated album 20C Remix and a Western Canada Music Award for Classical Ensemble of the Year, Standing Wave presents a program of astonishing and far-reaching music, featuring world premieres by Gaudeamus Award nominee Bekah Simms and rising star Mari Alice Conrad, as well as Manitoba premieres by emerging local composers Kiara Nathaniel and Rebeka Schroeder. Two Canadian electro-acoustic masterpieces round out the program: James O’Callaghan’s 2020 work in an archipelago and Gordon Fitzell’s Deus ex Machina: The Nine Lives of Schrödinger’s Cat (2019).
Western Canada’s foremost contemporary chamber ensemble, Standing Wave is a sextet of intrepid new music interpreters dedicated to commissioning and performing cutting-edge music from today’s most forward-thinking composers.
Acclaimed internationally for their virtuosity, vision, and artistry, Standing Wave has cultivated a reputation for electrifying live performance that pushes the boundaries of what chamber music is and can be.
Standing Wave received a Juno nomination for Classical Album of the Year (Small Ensemble) for their 2021 album 20C Remix, as well as recognition from the Western Canada Music Awards as Classical Ensemble of the Year.
Curated by Gordon Fitzell