From a media release:
The Thin Edge New Music Collective Presents:
6 Degrees of Separation
October 25, 2013
Gallery 345 - Toronto
Toronto’s own contemporary music ensemble, Thin Edge New Music Collective, is kicking off its first concert of 2013/2014 Season – “6 DEGREES OF SEPARATION”
Toronto, ON – Thin Edge New Music Collective’s 2013-2014 concert season will mark its third year, with an opening night concert entitled, “6 Degrees of Separation” on October 25, 2013. It features a dynamic and thought provoking collection of works by John Zorn, Allison Cameron, Peter Hatch, Louis Andriessen and the world premiere of Stagger and Sway by Kyle Brenders (pictured below).
The theory of 6 degrees of separation suggests that everyone and everything can be connected by six or fewer steps. The pieces which, at first glance, seem to be a disparate collection of compositions is in reality an intricate web of musical relationships both personal and stylistic which links each piece or composer to at least one other found within the programme. This same link is reflected in our own lives, with technology allowing us to make connections with one another across vast geographical and ideological distances. “6 Degrees of Separation” is a collage of interrelated sonic experiences that establishes ties between composer, ensemble and audience through the medium of performance.
Xavier Brossard-Ménard - clarinet
Nathan Petitpas - percussion
Dobrochna Zubek - cello
Ilana Waniuk - violin
Cheryl Duvall – piano
Friday, October 25, 2013
8 pm Gallery 345 (345 Sorauren Ave)
Tickets: $20 Regular & $15 Seniors/Students/Arts Workers
ABOUT THIN EDGE NEW MUSIC COLLECTIVE
Thin Edge New Music Collective believes that contemporary music is a powerful medium which has the ability to comment and reflect on modern society in a unique and poignant way. We recognize that the broad range of musical idioms which new music encompasses functions as an important touchstone for contemporary life and as such are passionately dedicated to supporting our peers through commissions and performance. Ultimately we aspire to bring innovative and challenging 20th and 21st century music to audiences both existing and as yet untapped. Thin Edge New Music Collective was founded in 2011 by co-artistic directors, pianist Cheryl Duvall and violinist Ilana Waniuk. Since its inception, TENMC has grown to include 8 additional performers and has been responsible for commissioning and premiering 14 new compositions by emerging composers from Canada and abroad with 10 more in the works for their upcoming 2013/2014 season.
In performance earlier this year: