Upcoming Concerts

Vida II: Rondeau
Wed. Dec. 19, 2018
7 p.m. James Bay United Church

mariaJoin us December 19th for a concert of music by Victoria-based composer and APTL Ensemble member Maria Eduarda Mendes Martins.

The evening will feature two duos by Maria.

Vida llRondeau is an extended work for two unaccompanied voices that will be performed by Maria and local voice artist and Canadian new music ambassador Cathy Fern Lewis.

“Vida II: Rondeau is part of a series of pieces inspired by life, in which minor changes happen every single day over the course of our existence, but these transformations are only perceived once they accumulate, and hence become a visibly (or audibly) distinct situation,” says Maria. “Vida II features two sopranos singing the same micro-intervals in opposite directions from one another, offering themselves the challenge of listening carefully to each other’s singing, but also focusing deeply on their own voices and melodies.”

The second duo, The Memory Game I, will be performed by Maria and APTL Ensemble member ) Alex Jang.

The Memory Game I is a quiet, introspective, and playful duo,” says Maria. “The two performers work together in order to finish the piece–which only comes to an end once the players can find correctly the pitches which they hear from one another, among their own unrevealed flashcards.”


Wed. Jan. 16, 2019
7 p.m. James Bay United Church

The APTL Ensemble will perform Ohh and Only from Ode (owed) to O by London-based multi-disciplinary artist Emmanuelle WaekerleOde (owed) to O is a series of works by Waekerle that is the result of six years of working with the famous erotic novel Histoire d’O,first published in 1954 under the pen name Pauline Réage.