Friday, February 16, 2018

The Boreal Electroacoustic Music Society and the Czechoslovak Society of Arts and Sciences of Alberta presents, in concert…

Terri Hron - Bohemian Elegy

Sonata No. 4
by Lubos Fiser

Forensic Music
undressing a past
by Terri Hron

In the Mists
by Leos Janacek

Zuzana Simurdova: piano
Terri Hron: electronics

Date: Monday, February 26, 2018
Time: 7 pm
Place: Moravian Church, 9540 – 83 Avenue
Price: by donation

In 2008, my maternal grandfather, the Czech poet Jan Vladislav, passed away, leaving me his collection of family heirlooms. There were letters dating back one hundred years, cassette-tapes sent and received from my parents (who emigrated to Canada during the Cold War), including an extensive collection of photographs and a couple of films. This archive prompted me to gather as much of our family material – also from my father’s side – as possible. I began to envision a project that would use the collection in a musical performance. Sharp Splinter is this project: a program of new works for instruments and electronics using my family’s letters, cassettes and films.

Terri Hron studied musicology and art history at the University of Alberta, recorder performance and contemporary music at the Conservatorium van Amsterdam, and electroacoustic composition at the Université de Montréal. She just completed a postdoctoral fellowship at Wesleyan University. She investigates collaborative practices in the creation of electroacoustic music and the changes in temporal and spatial perception that accompany performing alongside digital media.