OCTOBER 22, 2021 | 8PM
Winnipeg art gallery, muriel richardson auditorium
Guest curator, Leanne Zacharias

Cellist Leanne Zacharias’ approach to musical life has been compared to extreme sport—from soloist to collaborating across genres with choreographers, writers, architects, visual artists and musicians of all stripes, she has emerged with a uniquely vibrant and contemporary voice. For this concert, she has put together an all-star cast of adventurous performers: percussionists Eric Platz and Ben Reimer, bassists Andrew Goodlett and Marika Galea, vocalists Helen Pridmore and Zohreh Gervais, and multi-disciplinary artists Jimmie Kilpatrick and Casey Koyczan. 

Not Seeing is a Flower presents the cello in a series of solos, distinct dialogues, and collaborative responses, including a choreographic video work by Lesandra Dodson (Fredericton), stop-motion video by Christine Fellows (Winnipeg), and the premiere of a new chamber concerto by Nicole Lizée (Montreal). Additional works by Robert Honstein (NYC), Andrew Norman (NYC) and Michael Oesterle (Montreal). 

GroundSwell will also be toasting Zacharias’ solo album, Music for Spaces, released earlier this summer. Recorded off-grid in unique environments and acoustic sites around rural Manitoba, Saskatchewan, and Ontario, several pieces from the album will be performed live.