Still Life With Avalanche

Still Life With Avalanche

Sunday, Apr 2, 2023 8pm

Phillip T. Young Recital Hall
(UVic School of Music, MacLaurin Building)
Tickets at the door $25 or online

Aventa Ensemble
Bill Linwood, conductor
Vincent Ranallo, baritone

Missy Mazzoli, Still Life With Avalanche *
Philippe Leroux, Ailes
Taylor Brook – Lore **
György Ligeti, Chamber Concerto

Alongside the iconic Chamber Concerto and a shimmering masterwork from French composer Philippe Leroux, Aventa presents music from the astonishing American composer Missy Mazzoli.  Described by Time Out as a “post-millennial Mozart,” Mazzoli is one of the most inventive and surprising composers creating today.   In Still Life With Avalanche, a strange and evocative sonic landscape emerges as piles of melodies collapse in a chaotic free fall, with bursts of sounds layering over the static drones of harmonicas.  “At its core, this is a piece about finding beauty in chaos, and vice versa.” – Missy Mazzoli

* Canadian premiere
** World premiere


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August 28, 2022