April 12, 13 & 14, The Music Gallery, 918 Bathurst St.
Three nights of music to change your mind, co-produced by Arraymusic, Native Women in the Arts and the Music Gallery.
Raven Chacon is an interdisciplinary artist based in Albuquerque, New Mexico and is a member of the Navajo Nation. He composes chamber music, performs internationally as a noise musician and a singer-songwriter, and creates sound/visual art installations. The festival will involve 3 concerts: First, a portrait concert devoted to Raven’s chamber music, played by the Array Ensemble, featuring a newly commissioned work. The third concert will feature Raven’s electronic/amplified noise-music. In between, will be a selection of songs from Raven’s “For Zitkála-Šá”, a book consisting of 15 musical scores written for solo performer. Each composition is custom written and dedicated to an Indigenous woman/woman-of-colour who is currently working in the field of contemporary music. Performers confirmed for this concert include Suzanne Kite, Laura Ortman, Cheryl L’Hironidelle and Ange Loft.
Tickets are available at the Music Gallery website