A concert of 21st century cello music that links ancient and modern, East and West, nature and human. Including compositions by Canadian, American, and European composers of various genders, the genre line is hazy at times, the textural spectrum rich.
Philip Glass – Orbit; The Secret Agent; The Paris Sky
Kaija Saariaho – Sept Papillons
Fjóla Evans – Augun
Giovanni Sollima – Alone
India Yeshe Gailey – untitled
Michael Harrison – Just Ancient Loops
India Yeshe Gailey is a cellist, composer, and improviser based in Montréal. Compelled to play music that speaks to our time, she draws from many eras and genres, performing as a solo artist and collaborator around the world. In 2017, she released her first solo album, Lucid, a collaboration with three emerging Canadian composers, which was nominated for “Classical Recording of the Year” by Music Nova Scotia. More recently, she earned her Master of Music degree under the tutelage of Matt Haimovitz at McGill’s Schulich School of Music. Other recent highlights include working with Philip Glass at Scotia Festival, winning a Graduate Mobility Award from McGill to perform in Germany, and holding a fellowship at Garth Newel Music Center in Virginia. India tours regularly with the environmental chamber jazz quartet New Hermitage, as well as performing with several other ensembles. A multidisciplinary human, she also enjoys making visual art.