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The Music Gallery presents
Thin Edge New Music Collective + Tara Kannangara
Since 2011, Cheryl Duvall and Ilana Waniuk have built something incredible with Thin Edge New Music Collective, becoming one of the most forward-thinking contemporary ensembles in Canada over the last 10 years. We first encountered them as part of our Emergents series back in 2013 and since then they have mounted increasingly ambitious shows at the MG and beyond. As is to be expected, they’re bringing something special to X Avant: the ensemble continues to nurture emerging voices, who comprise a considerable number of their 70+ commissioned works. It’s all part of their distinctly eclectic and community-oriented outlook—endeavouring to bring 20th and 21st century music to an ever-expanding listenership.
Opening for Thin Edge is JUNO-nominated artist, Tara Kannangara who meshes Pop, Electronic/Synth music, Jazz, and Alternative, into a singular voice that is captivating audiences all over North America.Tara has melded everything she’s learned into genre-bending music that will make you cry, dance, smile and feel everything in between.
Growing up in Chilliwack, BC, she studied classical piano and voice from an early age. She then serendipitously picked up the trumpet in high school at first focusing on classical before moving into Jazz and other genres. Tara studied at the University of Victoria for classical trumpet and vocals but later moved to Toronto to pursue music at the University of Toronto where she came into her own as a performer and songwriter.
Thin Edge programme:
Anahita Abbasi – “Sirventès” for cello and percussion
Leila Adu – “Colour Wheel” – solo piano
Lieke Van Der Voort – “IAMTHERIBCAGE” for solo percussion and electronics
Franghiz Ali-Zadeh – “Habil Sayagy” for cello and prepared piano