5 April, 2013, 8:00pm

Featuring Montreal soprano Sarah Albu

Friday 5 April at 8 PM

A unique, daring, and very personal program, trickpony is singer Sarah Albu's exploration of the full musical development process - from inspiration to composition to rehearsal to performance - of eight new works for solo voice.

trickpony features the music of eight exciting young composers: Andy Costello, Aura Giles, Sally Norris, Marie-Claire Saindon, Mason Koenig, Luke Nickel, Gayle Young, and Elyze Venne-Deshaies. This is the first time Sarah will be singing all eight pieces in public!

Ranging in content and style from the lyrical to the bizarre, the pieces that emerged deal with a crazy quilt of themes: creatures with wings; Wittgenstein's texts on language and meaning; gender and gender transition; symbiotic bacterial cultures; the mechanics of organization and re-organization; cautionary fairy tales; the art of listening; fragments of poetry written by past selves. Eclectic? Very! Exciting? Absolutely!


Friday 5 April at 8 PM

Dalhousie Art Gallery

6101 University Avenue, Halifax, NS

Tickets: $15 advance / $20 at the door

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Sarah Albu is a Montreal-based singer and performer specializing in contemporary repertoire at the intersection of musical and theatrical expression.  Her committed performances often involve movement and costume elements in the communication of experience to an audience.  Her diverse interests have led her to perform the Soprano I part in Karlheinz Stockhausen's Stimmung for six voices, selections from Georges Aperghis' Recitations, and all manner of improvised music.  She has also collaborated on a host of recording projects with electronic/pop/folk/experimental artists in her community.  She has participated in the University of Manitoba's Contemporary Opera Lab and attended workshops led by Meredith Monk and Georgian polyphonic singing specialist Carl Linich.  Last summer she was part of Vocalypse's Opera From Scratch workshop, and she just returned from performing at the Cluster New Music and Integrated Arts Festival in Winnipeg.

trickpony is a co-production of Vocalypse Productions and Dalhousie University Art Gallery.


Singer | Vocal Instructor | Artistic Director, Vocalypse Productions

janice.jackson@ns.sympatico.ca (902) 429-1899