Come join us for an evening of stunningly beautiful music that will create an atmosphere of calm in a society where we forget to stop and take time to listen. Open Space and Victoria’s listening series, A Place to Listen, have come together to present island songstress Cathy Lewis in a concert that brings together both the old and the new. Starting with the unaccompanied voice, Lewis will commune with the past singing chants by Hildegard von Bingen and Linda C. Smith’s sappho songs. Bringing us to the present will be Barbara Monk Feldman’s The Gentlest Chord and Linda C. Smith’s each leaf. Also on this concert will be Anna Höstmann’s What her friend said, written specifically for Lewis.
An ambassador of new music in Canada since 1974, Catherine Fern Lewis is a versatile and experienced soprano/voice artist living just outside Victoria, BC. http://www.kerryview.ca
Open Space is an artist-run contemporary arts centre in downtown Victoria that presents new work in the visual, sound and music, literary, and media arts.
A Place to Listen is about exploring the relationships between sound and silence, audience and performer, performer and score. This monthly listening series occurs on the third Wednesday of every month. aplacetolisten.tumblr.com