ENSEMBLE SISYPHE : 01 — DEBUT
ENSEMBLE SISYPHE : 01
Andrea Young · voice
Robin Streb · viola
Chris Bagan · piano
Works by Antoine Beuger · Andrea Young · André Cormier
The Vancity Culture Lab · 1895 Venables Street, Vancouver
March 2 / 2010. 8.00 pm $10-$20
This concert is the debut performance of Ensemble SISYPHE which has been initiated as a branch of publishing house Éditions musique SISYPHE. The ensemble’s concert debut features Robin Streb, viola; vocalist and composer Andrea Young, and pianist Chris Bagan.
Works to be presented include Antoine Beuger‘s Memory Waves (duo version) for voice and viola; Clang Clagan for voice and viola with computer assistance which is a collaborative composition by Andrea Young and André Cormier commissioned for The Candahar presented with the Vancouver 2010 Cultural Olympiad premiering on February 12 at Presentation House Gallery, Granville Island; and Cormier’s Conversations Volume 1, a setting of the first one-hundred and one lines of celebrated Acadien poet and artist Herménégilde Chiasson’s poem Conversations (1998) for voice and piano.
In 2008 composer André Cormier launched Éditions musique SISYPHE (emsis.ca), a music publishing house for experimental music. His works have been hear and performed in Canada the US, Europe and New Zealand.
Andrea Young is a composer of electronic and acoustic music as well as a vocal performer of contemporary music, completing the MMus program at The Intitute of Sonology in the Netherlands in 2007.
Antoine Beuger is a Dutch-born composer and flutist, he is also co-founder of Wandelweiser a composer/performer ensemble. Since 1996 he’s been artistic director of edition wandelweiser records and since 2004 managing director of Edition Wandelweiser gmbh.
A violist of contemporary music, Robin Streb has performed in ensembles as well as solo in Canada, the US and Europe. In addition to contemporary music, she is also active as a performer of traditional repertoire.
Christopher Bagan is currently completing his Doctorate of Performance at The University of British Columbia.