Tag Archives: Colin McPhee

The Geneology of Minimalism

A one word headline might be more minimalistic than this pretentious sounding title.  A friend cited Nietzsche’s Geneology of Morals, and it stayed in my head like a verbal ear-worm I suppose.  Or I could have emulated Darwin, to call … Continue reading

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Esprit’s McPhee

I picked up Esprit Orchestra’s CBC recording of Colin McPhee in the lobby at one of their concerts earlier this year.  I’d reviewed their live performance in October of Tabuh-tabuhan (1936) a reading of such playful energy that there was no mistaking … Continue reading

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Esprit Tunes the World

Tonight Esprit Orchestra, led by Conductor & Music Director Alex Pauk, marked the beginning of their 30th season with a program celebrating the excellence of Canadian music, a concert titled “The Tuning of the World”.  Of the five items presented … Continue reading

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