Edmonton-based composer Mark Hannesson, one of only four North American members of the influential Wandelweiser Collective, will join members of the Extradition Ensemble for an evening of his own works.
The program will include the world premieres of two new works: one for voice and open ensemble, the other for trio. The program will also include:
> Small Garden (2015) for open ensemble (musicians to be announced)
> Like the Shuffling of Feet on Pavement (2017) for clarinet and piano (musicians to be announced)
> Undeclared (2016) for soloist (Mark Hannesson, whistling and electronics)
Mark Hannesson (b. 1968) is a composer and sound artist who writes instrumental, electronic, and mixed works. As well, he is an active performer of live electronic music.
Originally from Winnipeg, Canada, he completed a Bachelor degree in music from Brandon University and a Master degree in composition at the University of Alberta. He completed a doctorate (DMA) in composition at the University of British Columbia under the supervision of Keith Hamel.
He is an Associate Professor at the University of Alberta teaching courses in composition, music technology, and experimental improvisation. He is a member of the Wandelweiser Collective and has recorded on Edition Wandelweiser (Germany), the Cyland Audio Archive (Russia), Modisti (Spain), the CEC (Canada), and BEAMS (Canada).