1. Alanna Ho - soak, smear, seep, stain: an homage to Helen Frankenthaler (for octet and electronics,) 2013

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    (an homage to Helen Frankenthaler) performed at PTY, UVIC. March 2013 Programme notes: Sweeping gestures from the octet, mirrors the expansive and fluid motion of a paintbrush. Sounds from the ensemble and tape emerge and submerge, existing in the foreground and background simultaneously- staining each other and existing as one. The consistent interweaving in these two different elements create a forced conversation within a malleable soundscape. Helen Frankenthaler (1928 - 2011) was known as an abstract expressionist, hugely influential in American postwar painting. She worked with early small-scaled watercolor paintings; later she translated these skills into her large-scale oil paintings. By pouring paint and using very few brushstrokes, she achieved a very fluid, watercolor-like effect in her oil works. Frankenthaler often exposes the unprepared canvas, treating it as a crucial component to the finished painting. Composer, Electronics: Alanna Ho Performers: Lindsey Herle, viola Maria Wang, cello Brendan McGuigan, double bass Hudson Thorpe-Doubble, double bass Katherine Brown, french horn Kimberley Shepherd, amplified prepared piano Aaron Mattock, percussion Matt Kelly, percussion

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    • Say My Name "Introduction"

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      http://rangeliferecords.com/albums/Say-My-Name-EP/

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