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This would have been such a wonderful evening.

Alas, due to the COVID 19 pandemic, it never happened…


MARCH 28, 2020 at the ANNEX



Experience the beautiful sounds of this international collaboration between virtuosic Italian violinist Silvia Mandolini, and magik (Kenton Loewen, drums; Marina Hasselberg, cello; Giorgio Magnanensi, diffusion and live electronics).

The evening will feature two world premieres: one from Vancouver-based cellist and composer Stefan Hintersteininger, and the other from Italian composer Silvia Teatini.

Hintersteininger’s new piece, Beethoven Symphony 6.2.0, reimagines Beethoven’s Pastoral Symphony for violin, cello, percussion and electronics. Commissioned by Vancouver New Music as part of BTHVN 2020, this concert will present its world premiere performance, alongside works by Luciano Berio, Roberto Cima, Giorgio Magnanensi, and Silvio Palmieri, as well as the world premiere of Serena Teatini’s Pannelli Invisibili (Invisible Brushes).

Silvio Palmieri, Tu M’ (1990)
Roberto Cima, L’Angelo di Klee (2014)
Serena Teatini, Pennelli Invisibili (2020)
Luciano Berio, Sequenza VIII (1976)
Stefan Hintersteininger, Beethoven Symphony 6.2.0 (2019)
Giorgio Magnanensi, Deux Tableaux (2019)

Silivia Mandolini studied music in Montreal, and worked with the Ensemble Contemporain de Montréal (ECM, Véronique Lacroix) and the Montreal Baroque Orchestra (MBO, Joël Thiffault). In 1994, she left Montreal for Italy. As an orchestral violinist, she has played under the baton of Chung, Pappano, Gergiev, Temirkanov, Janowski, Inbal, Gatti, and Oren. Together with pianist Brigitte Poulin, Mandolini gave a recital at the Biennale di Venezia in 2009 and at the Milano Musica festival in 2008. She has been a member of the Orchestra del Teatro Comunale di Bologna since 2008. In 2012, together with the conductor and violinist Fabio Sperandio, she founded the Zipangu string ensemble, dedicated to the music of today.

MAGIK is a new Vancouver-based project that plays within a multi-layered, live electro acoustic surround sound-space among flat audio panels of hand cut West Coast Red Cedar, Sitka Spruce and Pacific Maple. The panels serve both as wooden resonators and diffusers, becoming the medium of magik’s written and improvised soundscapes.

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