Suzie Smith: Quiet Forms
January 20 – February 8 | The Piano Nobile
Suzie Smith has produced a site-specific work for the Centennial Concert Hall on the Piano Nobile Wall. Smith is known for her meticulous and labour intensive silk-screened prints. Her work is built from a process of repetition in mass reproduction, which she undermines by making unique prints that change in image and colour from one to the next.
Collaged and folded blank music sheets are the basis of Quiet Forms. Smith then scans and digitally prints the assemblages, shaping them into an undulating form and creating a rhythm for the eye to follow across a continuous pattern.plugin.org
Ben Shemie: Music for Two Radios
February 2 | 10:30pm | Plug In ICA
Ben Shemie will perform Music for Two Radios through out Plug In ICA and the halls and foyer of our building. Bring a transistor radio to enhance this performance that engages two local radio stations UMFM 101.5 FM and CKUW 95.9 FM in a synchronized soundscape.plugin.org
Border Crossings is launching Volume 35, Number 4, Issue No. 140 at the Winnipeg New Music Festival, presenting a feature interview with the New Music Festival’s highlighted guest, Meredith Monk. The issue features a 14 page interview titled, “The Voice of Moving Mediation: An Interview with Meredith Monk.” This issue marks the third consecutive year of Border Crossings’ collaboration with the New Music Festival. “We are delighted with our collaboration,” says Border Crossings Editor, Meeka Walsh. “The New Music Festival is Canada’s preeminent musical event.”bordercrossingsmag.com
Art Upholstery works with designers and architects to build contemporary furniture that is flexible enough to meet your needs at home or at work. For the Winnipeg New Music Festival, Art Upholstery created custom furniture to elevate the post-concert lounge experience. The company strives to bring you modern furniture that works today. Get in touch to see how we can update your home or work place.artupholstery.ca
King + Bannatyne comes to WNMF for the first time with a pop-up-shop serving hand-carved brisket sandwiches and plenty of delicious accoutrements. They will be at the festival all week serving before concerts in the lobby and post-concert in the WNMF Lounge on the Piano Nobile.kingandbannatyne.com
The HUB Opening Night After-Party
Presented in partnership with WNMF
The HUB is a Fashion, Art, Music & Networking event hosted by Culture Card Inc. The HUB offers an opportunity to local fashion designers, local musicians, and a variety of local artists to showcase their talent every month in Winnipeg. The WNMF Opening Night After-Party features Friday Knights Clothing & Accessories, Art Installations curated by Zephera Vun of anARCHI design, DJs Kasm, Lauren Barnett and Kalliane Brémault, “Procity” B-Boys, Hip-Hop and contemporary dancers, plus food and drink from King + Bannatyne and Little Brown Jug.
Art City Autobody Shop Installation
In what world might Mad Max meet Mozart?
In the Art City Autobody Shop!
In a partnership between Art City, Winnipeg’s community art studio, and the Winnipeg Symphony Orchestra’s New Music Festival, an automobile destined for the junk yard has been rescued by Urban Mine. This lucky vehicle has an appointment booked at the “Art City Autobody Shop”, a temporary work space located in West Broadway. Young Art City participants will use their full artistic license to cover the car in a custom paint job as only they can before installing it in the lobby of the Centennial Concert Hall for WNMF 2017. There, Art City staff will also facilitate festival-goers as they step up to paint purposely unfinished areas of the car! For a finale, it will be used as a percussion instrument in a live performance during the festival. When auto aficionados see the results, we guarantee they will laugh, cry, and most certainly applaud the efforts of all involved!