Composition Premieres on Music at Noon

Tuesday, January 30, 2007 - 5:15am - 6:00am
Event Location: 
U of L Recital Hall

A new work by Arlan Schultz (Music), entitled Pensées Interdites, will be premiered by Ensemble Resonance on January 30 at the Music at Noon performance in the Recital Hall at 12:15 pm. Admission is free and everyone is welcome. The work will also be performed in Calgary on Feb. 1 as part of the U of C New Music Festival. Pensées Interdites was written for Ensemble Resonance, which consists of accomplished Calgary performers Stan Climie (clarinet), Gemira McClary (voice), Rachel Kristenson (violin) and Colleen Athparia (piano). "The work was inspired by a recent visit to Lethbridge by the Monks of the Drepung Gomang Monastery in Northern India," said Schultz. "I was privileged to hear first-hand performances of ancient Tibetan ritual chants, which were sung as gifts of enlightenment to this land so far away from Tibet. The meditative quality of the singing, the striking complexity of the text cycles and the timbral counterpoint of the vocalism were a direct inspiration for this work. For me, the bass clarinet is a "vocal" element in the work, and from time-to-time recalls the low, meditative chanting so characteristic of the Tibetan Buddhist tradition."