Cordei (violinist Janna Sailor and Harpist Albertina Chan) join clarinetist Johanna Hauser to perform my trio Invocation alongside chamber music by Maurice Ravel, Camille Saint-Saëns, Michael Conway Baker, and Jean-Michel Damase. This will be at two Vancouver concerts, by donation: this Sunday, January 24th, 4:00 PM, at St. James Hall in Vancouver, with juice and cookies at intermission, and at The Carnegie Centre on January 27th at 1:00 pm, no intermission.
About the piece: in terms of technique, “Invocation” explores variations on a theme and octatonic modality. Expressively, the intention is the feeling of striving earnestly to summon something forth, to coax something into a tangible form. A creation about creating….