Uri Caine + Ensemble at the Roundhouse Community Arts and Recreation Centre
New York–based pianist Uri Caine is perhaps best known for being a decidedly avant-garde interpreter of classical composers such as Gustav Mahler and Ludwig van Beethoven. But he’s also an inspired composer in his own right, one of several sides of his personality that will find expression in Vancouver New Music’s upcoming concert. Part of the program will feature the pianist performing with an all-star string quartet made up of violinists Cam Wilson and Molly McKinnon, violist John Kastelic, and cellist Marina Hasselberg. But the concert will also find members of VEE (the Vancouver Electronic Ensemble) sampling, slicing, and electronically enhancing Caine’s playing; that subgroup includes Joda Clément, Lee Hutzulak, Constantine Katsiris, Jules Lavern, Stefan Smulovitz, prOphecy sun, and VNM artistic director Giorgio Magnanensi. You’d have to go to Darmstadt or Detroit to find a deeper electronic talent pool.
Vancouver New Music presents Uri Caine + Ensemble at the Roundhouse Community Arts and Recreation Centre on Saturday (November 25).
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