Vicky Chow: Surface Image Klondike

The Music Gallery presents



Saturday, May 14

Doors: 7pm Concert: 8pm

The Music Gallery, 197 John St.

Tickets: $25 Regular $15 Members $10 Students $20 Advance at

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Imagine Terry Rileys Rainbow in Curved Air played by an orchestra of digital watches and cooing calculators. Rolling Stone

Chows performance is a mind-boggling balance of emotional and mathematical delivery, incorporating the entire sonic spectrum of her instrument and teetering at the limits of human endurance. - WXQR

Vicky Chow is one of the most adventurous Canadian musicians in contemporary music today. The Vancouver-via-New York pianist of celebrated new music ensemble Bang On A Can All Stars, Chow has worked with an eclectic range of musical minds including Louis Andriessen, Dave Longstreth Dirty Projectors, Steve Reich, Terry Riley, Lee Ranaldo Sonic Youth, and Shara Worden My Brightest Diamond. Each of her projects pushes her talent and commitment to her art to dizzying heights. Chow returns to the Music Gallery with her tour de force performance of Tristan Perichs Surface Image, written for piano and 40 1-inch speakers.

Surface Image is a stunning marriage of Perichs inspired electronic aesthetic and Chows nuanced yet fiercely virtuosic playing. Chows dynamic performance is swept up in a sublime flurry of dazzling 1-bit sounds, simultaneously entangling and unraveling over the hour long journey. The line between electric and organic is blurred, as the simple hand-wired electronics fuse with the individual notes of the piano on the same, expansive plane.

Klondike is the solo project of French-born Montreal resident Nicolas Meiffren. Klondike focuses on rich unmelodic textures obtained either through various synthesis techniques, deviant MIDI protocols or self-committing field recordings made by the artist. Every piece is deeply rooted in the study of a given system and its limitations.

Vicky Chow: Surface Image Klondike

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