On January 14th 2017 Timepoint Ensemble returns to the John Dutton theatre, boasting a program made up entirely of Calgary premiers. Laboratorium is an incredibly unique opportunity to hear two of the many paths that French music has taken since the time of Ravel and Debussy because it showcases two of France's most prolific composers, Grisey and Globokar. During his studies in Paris Gérard Grisey used computers to study the timbre of acoustic sounds, which quickly gave rise to the compositional technique of Spectralism. A technique that presents sounds as if they were each individual flowers ever so slowly unfolding as they are touched by the morning sun. In direct contrast to this the music of Vinko Globokar is full of explosive energy that conveys a strong sense of spontaneity through the unorthodox use of classical instruments.

*Sun life arts and culture passes are available for this event through your local library branch for those eligibile. Learn more here.

Performance details: 
John Dutton Theatre @ Calgary Public Library Central branch
616 Macleod Trail SE, Calgary, AB T2G 2M2)
Date: January 14th, 2017 @ 7:30pm
Doors: 7:00pm


Accords Perdus (1989) - Gérard Grisey
Anubis et Nout (1990) - Gérard Grisey
Les espaces acoustiques II. Periodes (1974) - Gérard Grisey
Dos a dos (1988) - Vinko Globokar
Eisenberg (1990) - Vinko Globokar