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Marianne Trudel @ the ArtsEverywhere Festival Guelph Lecture On Being
January 24, 2020 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm$25
Improviser-in-residence, Marianne Trudel will perform with the Guelph Symphony Orchestra, Guelph Gryphons Choir, Guelph Youth Jazz Ensemble, and soloists Ben Finley (bass) and Philip Mayer (percussion) at the 2020 Guelph Lecture ON Being.
IICSI is thrilled to co-present a concert at Arts Everywhere Festival with this year’s Improviser-in-Residence, Marianne Trudel. The title for Trudel’s piece is
At the Heart of Silence: Light*
Manifesto for a quieter soundtrack
A composer of national renown, Trudel takes on an unusual topic for someone in love with sound : Silence. As she explains,
With this piece, I was aiming for something luminous, something that fills the soul, brimming over and radiant, like the Laurentides Park in the middle of winter, under the sun, with the evergreens draped in snow.
In the middle of this forest, suddenly: silence. The silence that takes hold and fills the soul with profound joy. Suddenly, completely: we let down our guard.
Body, heart, and spirit are reunited. With both feet planted in the silence, we can breathe again. At long last.
Experiencing silence has become a rarity. Yet, as much as oxygen and water, human beings need silence. Why so much noise? What is hiding behind this wall of sound?
A musician in love with silence: contradiction? A seeker of silence in love with music: contradiction? How is it possible to still want to compose in a world where the sonic landscape is so saturated?
At the heart of silence: light. Manifesto for a quieter soundtrack.
Trudel will be joined on stage with Judith Yan conducting the Guelph Symphony Orchestra, Marta McCarthy conducting The Gryphon Singers, The Guelph Youth Jazz Ensemble, and guest accompanists Philip Mayer and Ben Finley.
Not only will Trudel indulge her paradoxical love of silence, she will also work with a stunning group of Guelph glitterati : the Guelph Symphony Orchestra under Judith Yan, the Gryphon Singers under Marta McCarthy, the Guelph Youth Jazz Ensemble under Brent Rowan, and soloists Ben Finley (bass, a graduate student at IICSI) and Philip Mayer (percussion) from New York.
This one-hour performance will be a unique piece composed and arranged by Trudel in 10 movements. Each movement involves some degree of improvisation on the part of the players and singers.
IICSI’s Improviser-in-Residence program is generously supported by the Musagetes Foundation. The program offers opportunities for composers to work with the accomplished artists in our community on projects that use improvisation in the compositional and performance processviser-in