Co-presented by The Music Gallery and the artists
Blue Moss Ensemble & Quatuor Bozzini: Pine Mushrooms
Saturday November 14
Doors: 7pm | Concert: 8pm
The Music Gallery, 197 John St.
Tickets: $20 Regular | $15 members/students | $18 Advance at musicgallery.org
Anna Höstman moths drink the tears of sleeping birds
Emilie LeBel gather
John Oswald preLieu
Mitch Renaud Lowlands (palimpsest I)
Pine Mushrooms are common on the ground in sandy soil under coniferous trees, growing singly or in groups or clumps; often mostly hidden under a layer of needles and twigs, with only a small portion of cap exposed.
Blue Moss Ensemble and Montreal’s Quatuor Bozzini join forces to present Pine Mushrooms, featuring three new works by Toronto/Victoria composers Anna Höstman, Emilie LeBel and Mitch Renaud. The evening also offers a performance of Governor General award winning media artist John Oswald’s preLieu, a piece originally composed for the Kronos Quartet.
Blue Moss Ensemble is a composer cooperative and community-building project connecting new music creators and performers across Canada. The ensemble explores unusual collisions, strange timbres, and new musical habitations.
A radically contemporary ensemble, Quatuor Bozzini distinguishes itself by its open-mindedness toward today’s myriad artistic currents. It has commissioned some hundred works and has premiered over 150, notably supporting emerging composers. Bozzini’s recording label, Collection QB, features composers from Canada and abroad.
With support from: