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Sunday February 5th, 2012

Posted at 12:00pm

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The 16th Annual Windsor Canadian Music Festival, which is a collaboration between the University of Windsor School of Music and Windsor Symphony Orchestra, kicks off on Monday.

This year’s festival explores works for chamber orchestra and interactive electronics, with performances ranging from a Phog Phunk Phest at Phog Lounge, a student performance of several improvisational works that combine acoustic and electronic instruments, live audio processing, and live video mixing in Studio “A” on the UWindsor campus, to concerts in more traditional venues like Assumption University Chapel. There is something for everyone!

Schedule:

Monday February 6th at 4pm
Windsor Canadian Music Festival Welcome & Overview
Recital Hall, Rm 139, School of Music
Artistic adviser Brent Lee discusses this year’s Festival.
Free event

Wednesday February 8th at 4pm
Windsor Canadian Music Festival Composers’ Roundtable
Recital Hall, Rm 139, School of Music
Composers featured at this year’s Festival David Eagle, James Harley, Christien Ledroit, Keith Hamel and Brent Lee discuss their work and inspiration.
Free event

Wednesday February 8th at 9pm
WCMF – Phog Phunk Phest VI
Phog Lounge, 157 University Ave. W.
An annual jam session at Phog Lounge, featuring University of Windsor students and guests.

Thursday February 9th at 7:30pm
Windsor Canadian Music Festival in/fuse 15: LEAP
Studio “A”, Lambton Tower
LEAP is a collaborative performance featuring students enrolled in Sigi Torinus’ Digital Media and Interactivity class and Brent Lee’s Diverse Music and Practices class. The performance will feature several improvisational works that combine acoustic and electronic instruments, live audio processing, and live video mixing. LEAP is presented as part of the in/fuse series of multimedia performances at the University of Windsor. Special guests Nicolas de Cosson, James Harley, Riaz Mehmoud, Martin Schiller, and Eric Owen Wood.
Free event

Friday February 10th at 7:30pm
Windsor Symphony Orchestra Concert
Assumption University Chapel
Windsor Symphony Orchestra, John Morris Russell, conductor
This performance is being recorded by CBC Radio 2 for future broadcast.
The Windsor Symphony Orchestra under the direction of John Morris Russell will present a program of commissioned works for chamber orchestra and interactive electronics by David Eagle, Keith Hamel, Jim Harley and Brent Lee. Each composer will create a work that takes advantage of 14 individually amplified instruments whose sound is processed in real time
using Max MSP software and diffused through a multichannel sound system.
Contact the WSO for tickets, (519) 973-1238

Saturday February 11th at 7:30pm – Festival Finale
School of Music Faculty Concert
Chamber Ensembles and Electronics
Assumption University Chapel
While the genre of interactive music has grown steadily over the last several years, most existing works involving live electronics are scored for a single instrument or small ensemble.
This performance is being recorded by CBC Radio 2 for future broadcast.
Tickets: Adults/Seniors $15; Students (with ID) $5.
Order by phone at 519-253-3000 ext. 4212; Tickets also available at the door.

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