Presented by Music on Main, Vancouver’s “highly popular series that’s as musically adventurous as it is socially gregarious”
Directed by Vicky Chow
Tickets for the 2017/2018 12th Annual Concert Season will go on sale August, 15, 2017.
Notes on the piece:
My life’s work began with birds. From songbirdsongs (1974-80), to Inuksuit (2008), to Canticles of the Holy Wind (2013), the songs of birds have engaged my ears and my imagination for more than forty years. Now I’ve embarked on a new, open-ended series of pieces for a full range of instrumentation – from solos to full orchestra – under the collective title Ten Thousand Birds.
All the sounds in this music are specifically notated. However, the moment-to-moment sequence of events is not fixed. There is no master score. In the tradition of Henry Cowell and Lou Harrison’s “performance kits”, this folio of unbound pages is an atlas of musical possibilities for performers to use in creating their own unique realizations of the music.