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Musique pour l'hydroörganon - Earth World Collaborative

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Le collectif Earth World présente...
MUSIQUE POUR L'HYDROÖRGANON
(English description below)

Entrée LIBRE / FREE admission
(Contribution volontaire / Freewill donation)

Adrian Foster & Joel Peters, orgue
Dakota Jamal & Michelle Rampharose, narration

Ce concert transmute la nouvelle d’André Forget, Les registres profonds, en musique et en poésie. En imaginant les contours d’une musique pour son instrument fictif, l’hydroörganon, nous avons commandé à plusieurs auteurs des poèmes qui pourraient servir de matériau de base pour de nouvelles compositions électroacoustiques. Ces poèmes et compositions seront révélés en concert, le 9 février 2018, à l’église luthérienne Saint-Jean.

Littérature ↔ Arts visuels
⤡ Musique ↔ Poésie⤢

Historique

En avril 2017, Joel Peters et André Forget collaborent sur une nouvelle littéraire inspirée par Organ Ocean: Waves of Sound, un récital d’orgue que Peters avait présenté plus tôt à l’Oratoire Saint-Joseph. En émerge Les registres profonds, qui raconte, sur le mode du réalisme magique, le parcours d’un facteur d’orgue, théoriste et compositeur nommé Kenji Saito. Les théories de Saito l’amènent à la conclusion que la forme la plus pure de la musique, et l’endroit le plus propice à la rencontre du Divin, se trouvent au fond de l’océan. Saito se met à construire des orgues sous l’eau et à donner des concerts sur ces étranges instruments. Les réactions des spectateurs sont partagées. Certains prétendent avoir été transportés dans d’autres dimensions spirituelles, tandis que d’autres n’entendent absolument rien.

En 2018, ces expériences prendront une dimension supplémentaire, sous la forme de nouveaux poèmes de Sarah Ens, Noor Naga, Bardia Sinaee et Vincent Lauzon. Ce sont ces textes qui sont devenus les racines de nouvelles compositions électroacoustiques, qui réinventent en musique leurs images et leurs arcs narratifs.

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Earth World Collaborative presents...
MUSIC FOR THE HYDROÖRGANON

This concert brings André Forget’s literary work, "The Lower Registers" (link below) to music and poetic voice. Imagining what music would sound like for his fictional instrument, the Hydroörganon, we commissioned writers, via poetry, to construct blueprints for newly composed electroacoustic music. The poems and compositions will be revealed in the form of a concert on February 9, 2018 at St. John's Lutheran church.


Music ↔ Literature
⤡ Poetry ↔ Art ⤢


Background


In April 2017, Joel Peters and André Forget collaborated on a literary piece inspired by "Organ Ocean: waves of sound", an organ recital given by Peters at St. Joseph's Oratory. The result: "The Lower Registers", a magical realist account of an organ builder, theorist, and composer, Kenji Saito, whose theories lead him to the conclusion that the purest form of music, and the most appropriate place to meet the Divine, is in the depths of the ocean. Saito begins to build organs underwater and give concerts on these peculiar instruments. Audiences have mixed reactions. Some claim to be transported into spiritual places, and others hear absolutely nothing.

In 2018, these experiences will take on a further dimension by way of newly commissioned poems by Sarah Ens, Noor Naga, Bardia Sinaee, and Vincent Lauzon. These poems, in turn, became the guiding principles for newly composed electroacoustic music, which offer musical re-imaginings of these poetic narratives.

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Poets:

Vincent Lauzon is a dilettante who writes, versifies, translates and composes. He has been published in French and English, and his first book for young readers, published waaay back in 1987, was nominated for the Governor General’s Literary Awards. He did not win. He lives in Laval.

Sarah Ens is a writer and editor living in Winnipeg. A graduate from UBC's Creative Writing BFA program, her work can be found in several literary magazines including Prairie Fire, Poetry Is Dead, and Arc Poetry Magazine. Her cat writes sad haiku poems prolifically on Instagram at @balto_thesleddog.

Bardia Sinaee's poems have appeared in magazines throughout Canada. He lives in Toronto.

Noor Naga is an Alexandrian writer and amateur hydroörganonologist. She was born in Philly, raised in Dubai, studied in Toronto, and currently lives in Cairo, where she is conducting research on the phenomenology of subaqueous sound in the Nile River.

Jenny Berkel is a poet, singer, and songwriter based in London, Ontario. Her most recent album is Pale Moon Kid.

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Full text of The Lower Registers:
https://www.earthworldcollaborative.com/en/the-lower-registers

(Audiobook) "The Lower Registers":
https://www.youtube.com/watch?time_continue=4&v=5Q9WopULTXQ

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