NEWS: suddenlyLISTEN opens 12th season on September 17th with Arcanum 17 by Berlin's Reidemeister Move

Reidemeister Move (Berlin):
Robin Hayward – microtonal tuba
Christopher Williams - contrabass
joined by Halifax's:
Norman Adams - cello
Lukas Pearse - contrabass
Bus Stop Theatre - September 17th | 7PM | $10/$20
suddenlyLISTEN Music is pleased to announce the first concert of its 12th season. The Main Series kicks off at 7pm on September 17th with Arcanum 17 at the Bus Stop Theatre in Halifax, Nova Scotia. This concert brings Berlin's  Reidemeister Move, a duo of tuba and contrabass, to Halifax to perform Arcanum 17 and collaborate with local musicians Norman Adams and Lukas Pearse. Reidemeister Move is dedicated to exploring and expanding the possibilities of sustained-tone music in just intonation. Reidemester Move’s performances are minimalist, a real meditation on low, sustained sounds.
Over a year in the making, Reidemeister Move's  Arcanum 17 is a 45-minute, two-part multimedia composition for contrabass and tuba, text, and field recordings based on surrealist Andre Breton's 1944 book of the same name in which he sees, “love and loss, aggression and war, pacifism, feminism and the occult” through the prism of Rocher Percé, a massive natural arc on the east coast of Quebec. Through his unique blurring of prose and poetry, dream and waking states, nature, psychology and the passage of time, Breton links themes as diverse as Canadian wildlife, the myth of Melusina, fascism, and the ecstasy of newfound love.
Reidemeister Move Biography
Reidemeister Move is Christopher Williams, contrabass, and Robin Hayward, tuba, a duo dedicated to exploring and expanding the possibilities of sustained-tone music in just intonation for their instruments. Drawing on Hayward's current doctoral research on a microtonal tuba he recently designed and developed together the instrument manufacturers B&S, and Williams' previous work with Charles Curtis and LaMonte Young's legendary Theatre of Eternal Music, Reidemeister Move seeks in both compositions and improvisations to develop a performance practice based on purely tuned intervals. At the same time, they also aim to develop a broader musical context for this material by connecting it to questions of noise, corporeal rhythms, and spatial resonance found in their other work.
suddenlyLISTEN is known across Canada for its series of concerts, special projects and events, all created by improvising artists. “We celebrate the spirit of collaboration and listening that is fundamental to improvisation,”  says Artistic Director Norman Adams. “We believe this kind of performance brings out the best in artists, and often produces some of the most honest and vulnerable music.”
suddenlyLISTEN acknowledges The Canada Council for the Arts, and Nova Scotia Communities, Culture and Heritage/Arts Nova Scotia for their continued support.  
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