Eve Egoyan CD launch Oct 16-18

“Less is more.”

Eve Egoyan performs intimate contemporary piano music in an intimate space at Toronto’s Small World Music Centre, October 16 – 18. This distinctive recital programme features music by Toronto composers John Mark Sherlock, Nick Storring and Linda Catlin Smith. The event also serves as the launch of “Thought and Desire”, an album comprised of world première recordings by composer Linda Catlin Smith.

I’ve been going back and forth between a pair of contrasting CDs. One is a massive symphony, the other is Thought & Desire, Eve Egoyan playing miniatures for piano by Linda Catlin Smith.  The idiom might be described as “minimalist”, but that term usually means pattern music.  I’d go back to one of the earliest minimalists, Erik Satie, as the prototype for the pianism you encounter in Thought & Desire.  A few notes resonating at the piano send the mind off on pathways of association.   A little complexity goes a long way.

Composer Linda Catlin Smith

Here’s the programme:

  • byland (2015) by Nick Storring *
  • rake, rake (2015) by John Sherlock *
  • Nocturnes and Chorales (2014) by Linda Catlin Smith **

* World première
**Toronto première

Eve Egoyan Recital / CD Launch October 16 – 18, at 8 pm
Small World Music Centre, Artscape Youngplace, Unit 101, 180 Shaw Street, Toronto
Tickets $30 regular / $20 Seniors, Students & Arts Workers
Ticket purchases: smallworldmusic.com General enquires: (416) 551-3544

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