New Music Festival, Jan 29 2014

New Music Festival: Unholy Noise

with compositions by Frank Zappa, Glenn Branca and Valgeir Sigurðsson.

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Pre-Concert:

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6–7 PM Piano Nobile
A NMF / Spur Festival Event
Composers’ Panel with Glenn Branca.

7-7:20 PM Piano Nobile
Performance by Greenhouse
(Curran Faris, guitar & laptop).

Post-Concert:

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Plug In ICA Lounge (Piano Nobile)
Q+A with Glenn Branca and Valgeir Sigurðsson.

Featured in the Plug In ICA Lounge is the work of photographer David Wityk, featuring his exhibition Main Street Winnipeg: Every Block Between Portage and Inkster Avenues, 2008 – 2011.

For more information on the Spur Festival, click here.

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The Icelandic Festival of Manitoba is proud to sponsor the reception this evening as we begin a year of special events and activities to celebrate the 125th anniversary of the Icelandic Festival in 2014.

Artists:
Winnipeg Symphony Orchestra;
Alexander Mickelthwate, conductor
Valgeir Sigurðsson, laptop (1)

Repertoire:

• Frank Zappa (US)
“The Perfect Stranger moustache_leagal_black

• Glenn Branca (US)
Free Form – Canadian Premiere

• Valgeir Sigurðsson (IS)
Eighteen Hundred and Seventy Five –World Premiere (1)
The Government of Iceland and The Icelandic Festival of Manitoba
commissioned Valgeir Sigurdsson’s Eighteen Hundred and Seventy-Five

• Glenn Branca (US)
Symphony No. 11– North American Premiere

Winnipeg Centennial Concert Hall

 

Matthew Patton, Valgeir Sigurðsson and Glenn Branca

 

 

Icelandic Composer Valgeir Sigurðsson

 

 

 

Furnishings provided by EQ3

 

 

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Greenhouse (Curran Faris) sets up guitar and many pedals

 

Ed Ackerman, Winnipeg Legend

 

 

 

Winnipeg Centennial Concert Hall, built 1967

 

 

 

 

The Winnipeg New Music Festival

 

The Winnipeg Centennial Concert Hall

 

Alexander Mickelthwate conducts the Winnipeg Symphony Orchestra

 

 

 

 

Alexander Mickelthwate and Glenn Branca

 

 

Valgeir Sigurðsson and Matthew Patton

 

 

 

Maestro Alexander Mickelthwate

 

Composer Glenn Branca

 

 

Film by Robert Pasternak played behind the Winnipeg Symphony Orchestra

 

 

Film by Robert Pasternak

 

Icelandic Vinaterta and treats

 

Consul General of Iceland Hjalmar W Hannesson and Anna Birgirsdottir

 

 

 

Consul General of Iceland Hjalmar W Hannesson meets composer Kenley Kristofferson

 

 

 

 

Ed Ackerman

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

A wonderful green coat

 

Icelandic Composer Valgeir Sigurðsson

 

 

 

 

 

 

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