MONDAY & TUESDAY, JANUARY 23 & 24, 2012
HERITAGE HALL | 3102 MAIN STREET (AT EAST 15th, IN EAST VAN) VANCOUVER |Google map
Bar opens at 7:00PM | Concert starts at 8:00PM
Performance time approximately 60 minutes without intermission.
Bar stays open afterward during the post-show chat with Eve Egoyan.
Eve Egoyan, solo piano
When pianist Eve Egoyan performs composer Ann Southam’s Simple Lines of Enquiry, you’ll discover why The New Yorker’s Alex Ross wrote that he couldn’t stop listening to this “immense, mysterious piano piece.”
Written especially for Egoyan, Simple of Lines of Enquiry has captured the imagination of music lovers around the world. Now the celebrated pianist brings this mesmerizing and meditative piece to the intimate Heritage Hall for its Vancouver premiere.
Egoyan is hailed as “a performer whose powers of listening cast a hypnotic spell over her audiences, opening their ears and hearts.” (National Post) If you’ve heard her live or on recording, you’ve been held spellbound by that power.
Composer Ann Southam (1937 – 2010) takes seemingly simple musical material and spools and unspools it into a hypnotic — and seemingly living — aural tapestry.
Listening to Simple Lines of Enquiry, it’s as if we can hear Southam following and observing her ideas like a scientist watching the behaviour of an unknown organism.
It’s a must-hear event for everyone with an ear for quiet adventure.