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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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).


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.


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.

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


• 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



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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