Friday, March 18
4:30 pm – Opening Reception, Holy Trinity Basement
Kick off the fifth installment of the NME Now Hear This festival with live music by the Dan Davis Trio, with Dan on saxophone, Chris Andrew on piano, and Jamie Cooper on drums. Relax with other music lovers and get ready for three days of diverse, cutting edge music.
7:00 pm – Lori Freedman, The Virtuosity of Excess
Featuring works for bass and contrabass clarinets by Lori Freedman, Brian Ferneyhough, Richard Barrett, Paul Steenhuisen, Raphael Cendo and Paolo Perezzani. View the full program.
8:30 pm – Darren Copeland and Friends
Featuring multi-channel electroacoustic works by Darren Copeland, Norah Lorway, Nico Arnaez and Gary James Joynes.
Program to include the world premiere of Darren Copeland’s while working and walking.
10:00 pm Late-night Live 1 – Featuring Jeffrey Roberts, Shawn Pinchbeck, and the Northlich-Redmond/Wall Project
Saturday, March 19
10:30 am – Live interview
Scott Smallwood interviews guest artists Lori Freedman, Darren Copeland, Jen Mesch, and Nate Wooley
2:00 pm – Edmonton Saxophone Quartet
Featuring Edmonton premieres of compositions for saxophone quartet curated from our open call. Program to include works by Mei-Fang Lin, George Andrix, Lansing McLoskey, and Erin Rogers.
View the full program.
3:30 pm – Panel Discussion with Raylene Campbell, Nico Arnaez, Norah Lorway and Allison Balcetis. Moderated by Ian Crutchley
7:00 pm – Damn magpies and Lori Freedman
Edmonton’s recently-formed improv sextet performs live with special guest Lori Freedman. View program info.
8:30 pm – LISH: a newly created performance for dance and trumpet by Jen Mesch and Nate Wooley.
10:00 Late-night Live II – Featuring works by Tonewheel and Gene Kosowan
Sunday, March 20
11:00 am – Soundwalk with Scott Smallwood
2:00 pm – Violet Collective
Featuring Edmonton premieres of compositions for our resident ensemble curated from our open call. Program to include works by Talia Amar, Alex Mincek, Anna Pigdorna, Colin Labadie, Lansing McLoskey, Erin Rogers, Morgan Krauss, and Lesley Hinger.