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(June 22, 2000, Gazette)

Sound Symposium 2000

International Festival of New Music and the Arts
July 5 - 15, 2000

Pianist Lee Pui Ming of Toronto will perform at the Sound Symposium at the D. F. Cook Recital Hall in the School of Music on Thursday, July 6.

Memorial's School of Music will host concerts every night during this year's Sound Symposium. The following is a list of evening concerts at the D. F. Cook Recital Hall, School of Music. Shows start at 6 p.m. unless otherwise indicated. For complete details of the Sound Symposium, check the Web at

Wednesday, July 5
Duo Concertante
, St. John's, Newfoundland, featuring Nancy Dahn, violin, and Timothy Steeves, piano. World premiere of work by Jean Lesage and works by Arvo Part, Jacques Hetu, Michael Parker and Astor Piazzolla.

Thursday, July 6
Lee Pui Ming, Piano, Toronto, Ontario.

Friday, July 7
Michelle Cheramy
, flautist, St. John's, Newfoundland and Heather Schmidt composer, pianist – Alberta. Concert of contemporary classical music by Scandinavian composers, and world premiere of work by Schmidt.

Saturday, July 8
Sabat/Clarke Duo
, Toronto, Ontario. Marc Sabat, violin, Stephen Clarke, piano.

Sunday, July 9
Motion Ensemble
, contemporary classical music, Fredericton, New Brunswick. Andrew Miller, bass, D'Arcy Gray, percussion and electronics, Gina Patterson, horn, Richard Hornsby, clarinets, saxophones.

Monday, July 10
Queen Mab
featuring Lori Freedman, bass clarinet, and Marilyn Lerner, piano.

Tuesday, July 11
Sabat/Clarke Duo and Maria De Alvear
, world premiere of Thinking,
a multimedia music for piano, violin, pre-recorded video and live video, by Spanish composer Maria de Alvear. Performed by Marc Sabat, violin, Stephen Clarke, piano, with pre-recorded and live video by Maria de Alvear and Motria Sabat.

Tuesday, July 11 at 8 p.m.
Omar Faruk Tekbilek and Randy Crafton
, music of the Middle East. Evergreen Club Gamelan with guest Michael O'Neill, bagpiper. World premiere of Metaforest Magnifield for gamelan and bagpipes by Vancouver composer Michael O'Neill.
40 FINGERS saxophone quartet. Improvised music, Toronto. With Nic Gotham, Peter Lutek, Kenny Kirkland and Rob Carli.


Friday, June 23
Picnic –
The Arts and Culture Centre is hosting its annual Teddy Bear Picnic from 11:30 a.m.-2 p.m. Join Terry Rielly and friends for an afternoon of music, fun and prizes. Admission is a non-perishable food item.

Sunday, June 25
Concert –
Sound Symposium and the Art Gallery of Newfoundland and Labrador present a free concert at 3 p.m. with Bant, an ensemble that presents a wide range of folk and popular instrumental music, with Art Stoyles and Bob Rutherford on button accordions, Terry Thomson playing fiddle and guitar, and Neil Rosenberg on banjo and mandolin.

Wednesday, June 28
Presentation –
The 1999 winner of the Guigné International Ltd. Graduate Research Award in Folklore and Technology, Wendy Welch, will give a presentation titled Bloodlines and the Internet: Professional Storytellers' Views of Technology and Ethnicity, at 3 p.m. in the Education Building, room E-4036. Following the seminar the 2000 recipient of the Guigné graduate award will be announced.


Sound Symposium 2000 presents Laiwan: Quartet for the Year 4698 or 5760, July 5-15. A film/music installation by Vancouver artist Laiwan on themes related to year (in Western, Chinese and Jewish calendars) and sub-themes such as body/machine, temporality/morality, and contemplation/spontaneity. Gallery installation on four film projectors, sound and some live performances by clarinetist Lori Freedman. At the Art Gallery of Newfoundland and Labrador, Arts and Culture Centre, Allandale Road. Gallery hours Tuesday to Sunday, noon to 5 p.m.

The 23rd annual Garden and Nature Exhibition is on display at the Botanical Garden until July 16. Admission is free and the garden is open daily 10 a.m.-5 p.m. For more information, call 737-8590.

Every Sunday is family fun day at the Botanical Garden. Nature hikes, puppet shows, face painting, arts and crafts, and garden tours are just some of the activities offered each week. Look for hidden creatures on the Discovery Trail. A different theme each week. Call 737-8590 for more information. The Garden is open every day from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

The Botanical Garden is offering a junior naturalist camp program again this summer. Space is limited, pre-registration is required. Call 737-3329.

Paper + Finland = Art is on display at the Art Gallery of Newfoundland and Labrador until July 30. This exhibition consists of two gallery show of 2-D, 3-D and installation works showing experimental uses of papers by 19 Finnish artists. It is the AGNL contemporary counterpart to the province's historical exhibition Full Circle. Full Circle is part of the Vikings 2000 celebrations. From the Visual Arts Foundation, Helsinki.

Taxonomies: Susan Wood runs at the Art Gallery of Newfoundland and Labrador until Aug. 27. In these unframed mixed media drawings, Susan Wood, who lived in St. John's in the late 1980's, "juxtaposes the imagery of museu-collected and catalogued bird specimens with the botanical images of her own garden. In the face of painting's current pre-eminence, Wood's work tells us that drawing is a vitally significant activity, fecund and alive with possibility." Organized by the Confederation Centre Art Gallery and Museum, Charlottetown, PEI.