Tuesday, April 19, 2005


Concert summons echoes of WWII naval convoys


Big News Network
April 18, 2005

Halifax Maritime Museum performance recalls submarine warfare, Morse code and navy food.
During the Second World War, 615 convoys leftfrom Halifax Harbour. The Upstream Guerrilla Orchestra will summon the spiritof that time by performing improv-based music that brings to mind submarinewarfare, Morse code, nausea, storms, frozen water and even bad food.

The Maritime Museum of the Atlantic will help to bring all these associations tothe forefront as the group presents their maritime postmodern polyphonystarting at 8:00 pm on April 19th.

This event is one of CMC's series of national performances called NewMusic in New Places, designed to bring Canadian contemporary music out ofconcert halls and into the lives of Canadians.

WHO: Composers: Paul Cram, Jeff Reilly
Instruments: The 13-member Upstream Guerrilla Orchestra (UGO)
includes voice, trumpet, saxophones, bass clarinet, electric bass,
string bass, laptop computer and drums.

WHAT: The Canadian Music Centre's New Music in New Places concert series
presents Convoy HFX and other new music.

WHEN: Tuesday, April 19th, 8:00 pm

WHERE: Maritime Museum of the Atlantic
1675 Lower Water Street
Halifax, NS


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