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Solo for Duet: works for augmented piano and images

Working with a tour-de-force of Canadian musicians, Solo for Duet draws inspiration from the films of David Lynch, Shakespearean sonnets, technical glitches and more.

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An artist whose medium is the piano, over the past 20 years Eve Egoyan has continually re-invented her relationship with her instrument; a journey that has won her acclaim wherever she has performed. A deeply integrated virtuosic mix of sound, image, and unspoken narrative, Solo for Duet challenges traditional conceptions of piano and pianist in an innovative, multi-sensory journey that leads the audience through layered emotional musical worlds, at times introspective, startling, playful, poetic, and urgent.
A salutary reminder of how modern piano music can be so deeply affecting
— Edmonton Journal on Egoyan
Egoyan explores the potential of the disklavier, an acoustic piano with a computer interface, collaborating with notable composers and artists to layer composition, sampled sounds, film and interactive images to transform the piano into a visual instrument.
 
Working with a tour-de-force of Canadian artists, Egoyan performs a program that draws inspiration from the films of David Lynch, a Shakespearean sonnet, technical glitches, and more.

 
Program
  • Thought and Desire (piano and amplified voice) composer: Linda Catlin Smith
  • David Lynch Études (amplified piano, amplified voice/foot stomping/guitar and soundtrack with video) composer: Nicole Lizée
  • EVƎ (solo piano) composer: Michael Snow
  • Homonymy (prepared disklavier, voice, movement and video) composer/artist: John Oswald
  • Surface Tension (disklavier and real-time video), co-creators: Eve Egoyan and David Rokeby
  • Duet for solo piano (new work for sampling disklavier) composer: Eve Egoyan
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Produced in association with Luminato
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Solo for Duet: works for augmented piano and images

Working with a tour-de-force of Canadian musicians, Solo for Duet draws inspiration from the films of David Lynch, Shakespearean sonnets, technical glitches and more.

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Reviews

“In the hands of a committed interpreter such as Eve Egoyan, [music] becomes a pathway to the unconscious”
– The Globe and Mail
“Egoyan’s unflinching offering of an emotional landscape… a questing vision that makes her arguably one of the finest contemporary artists out there today.”
– Musical Toronto
“One of this country’s most respected contemporary music interpreters, Egoyan is willing to take on anything, from improvisation to electronics to whatever the next crazy thing may be. And not only that: she can also make lovely music at the piano. That’s crucial.”
– CBC

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Creative Team

PERFORMED BY
Eve Egoyan

CONCEIVED BY
Eve Egoyan
with Nicole Lizée, John Oswald, David Rokeby, Linda Catlin Smith, Michael Snow 

DIRECTOR AND DRAMATURGE
Joanna McIntyre

SET AND COSTUME DESIGN
Cheryl Lalonde

LIGHTING DESIGN
Simon Rossiter
TECHNICAL PRODUCER
Phil Strong

STAGE MANAGER
Jennifer Lee

PRODUCTION MANAGER
Alanna McConnell

MANAGER
Adina Herling

VOCAL COACH
Katherine Duncanson