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Oct 18

Musical Language

October 18 @ 8:00 pm - 9:30 pm EDT

Writersfest and Analogue Music Series present a very special collaboration between three authors and three local composers.

Musical Language

On the evening of October 18th, Writersfest and Analogue Music Series present a very special collaboration between three authors and three local composers. Each composer—Adam Saikaley, Noora Nakhaei, and Kevin Reeves —was asked to read and musically respond to books by Martha Baillie, Stuart Ross, and Maria Reva. The results are as diverse as they are intriguing, with new temporal art lending powerful insights into the modern written word. Between segments of roundtable discussion between the composers and authors, SHHH!! Ensemble bring these works to life in a live-streamed, online concert format.

About SHHH!! Ensemble

SHHH!!… a powerful utterance designed to draw attention forward… creating space and awareness… opening ears to something important.

SHHH!! Ensemble is a piano/percussion duo dedicated to the creation and dissemination of new and rarefied sounds. The Ottawa based duo of pianist Edana Higham and percussionist Zac Pulak pride themselves in the presentation of programmes that are as accessible as they are groundbreaking.

The ensemble is committed to creating and exploring works for piano and percussion through commissioning and arranging. Recently, SHHH!! Ensemble commissioned and premiered a major new work by iconic Canadian composer John Beckwith at the Music and Beyond Festival in Ottawa, ON. Other engagements have included residencies at the Vormingscentrum Destelheide (Belgium), Banff Centre for Arts and Creativity, and the Canadian Music Centre (Toronto).

To stay up-to-date with all of SHHH!! Ensemble’s activities follow them at @shhhensemble on social media.

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