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Modulus Saturday Afternoon

Modulus Saturday Afternoon

SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 6, 2021
THE ROUNDHOUSE | 181 ROUNDHOUSE MEWS | Google Map
Doors at 2:30PM | Concert starts at 3:00PM (PDT)

featuring:
Corey Hamm, piano
Sapphire Haze (Cindy Kao, violin and Aysha Dulong, electronics)
Julia Ulehla, voice & Rachel Kiyo Iwaasa, piano
The Tempest Project Company
(Julia Ulehla, voice; Paolo Bortolussi, flute; Aram Bajakian, electric guitar; Saina Khaledi, santour; Julia Chien, percussion; Rachel Kiyo Iwaasa, piano)

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…things aren’t always what they seem, and the posing of alternatives — to whatever those things might be — transforms ideas, events, and even people.

David Pay

Immerse yourself in music that tells a compelling story of how composers respond to world-altering events.

Frederic Rzewski‘s “Winnsboro Cotton Mills Blues” transforms the workers’ song made famous by Lead Belly and Pete Seeger to a piece for solo piano. Corey Hamm‘s performance evokes churning cotton mills, labour, and the power of song to sustain us.

Sapphire Haze (Cindy Kao, violin and Aysha Dulong, electronics) performs their mesmerizing “Asphyxiation” which explores the preciousness of water and the power of resistance against what corrupts it.”  Cindy Kao and Aysha Dulong have been selected as Music on Main’s 2021/22 Emerge on Main artists; you can look forward to seeing a lot more of them next year.

When Louis Andriessen arranged “Beatles Songs” in 1966, the world was in flux: the Swinging Sixties were colliding with societal expectations, and things weren’t always as they seem.  Vocalist Julia Ulehla and pianist Rachel Kiyo Iwaasa take Andriessen’s arrangements and re-interpret them for today.

“Never stop or falter, always play loud. Stay together as long as you can, but if you get lost, stay lost.” That’s what Frederic Rzewski tells musicians to do in “Les Moutons de Panurge,” his raucous ensemble piece from 1969. The composer even invites the audience into the wild mayhem, encouraging them “to make a sound, any sound.”  With a 65-note melody that grows one note at a time (and becomes impossible to play together!), the piece is a reminder of the explosive times in which it was written.

Modulus Saturday Afternoon will be an hour of moving, fun, and surprising live music.  Don’t miss out!

Cindy Kao and Aysha Dulong are participants in Music on Main’s 2021/22 Emerge on Main program cycle, which has received generous support from The Hamber Foundation.

The grand piano appearing in this concert has been generously provided by Showcase Pianos | FAZIOLI.

programme

Frederic Rzewski (1938-2021)
Winnsboro Cotton Mill Blues
Performed by Corey Hamm, piano

Sapphire Haze
Asphyxiation
Performed by Sapphire Haze (Cindy Kao, violin & Aysha Dulong, electronics)

Louis Andriessen (1939-2021)
Beatles Songs
      Yesterday
      You’ve Got to Hide Your Love Away
      Michelle
Performed by Julia Ulehla, voice & Rachel Kiyo Iwaasa, piano

Frederic Rzewski(1938-2021)
Les Moutons de Panurge
Performed by Members of the Tempest Project Company
(Julia Ulehla, voice; Paolo Bortolussi, flute; Aram Bajakian, electric guitar; Saina Khaledi, santour; Julia Chien, percussion; Rachel Kiyo Iwaasa, piano;)

What to expect when you attend Music on Main’s “10th Modulus Festival:”

Music on Main looks forward to welcoming you back to our first indoor festival since 2019! In order to safely welcome all music lovers, our safety measures err on the side of caution. Thank you in advance for helping everyone feel comfortable and safe as we learn to listen together again to live music!

Feeling unwell?
– If you are feeling unwell, kindly stay home.

Let’s wear our masks when moving through shared spaces!
– You are required to wear your mask when moving through indoor common spaces like the lobby, restrooms, and the performance hall. Masks are required in all public indoor settings for all people born in 2016 or earlier (5+). 

FAQ

Q: Where will I sit?
A: You will be seated with your ticket group by ushers on a first-come, first-serve basis.
–  Please check in with the box office to show your vaccine passport, and then wait in the lobby to be seated together.
– Each group will be seated approximately 2 metres from other audience members.
– Once in your seat, please remain in your seat until invited by an usher to leave.

Q: How long is the concert?
A: The concert is approximately 60 minutes long without intermission.

Q: Can I hang out with friends in the lobby?
A: Unfortunately not at this concert! Let’s all say hello to each other and talk about the music outside.

Q: How many people will be at the concert?
A: Music on Main plans to sell less than 50% of the capacity of the venue. This will allow everyone to have plenty of physical space between audience members.

Thank you for your understanding and cooperation during this challenging time as work together to bring music back to our stages.