Eve Egoyan: Earwitness

Eve Egoyan: Earwitness

“Eve Egoyan illuminates the music she plays.”—Michael Finnissy

“A player of incredible, often very quiet intensity.”—The Wire

Toronto piano virtuoso Eve Egoyan has developed a multimedia performance form in which her sumptuous interpretive and improvisational artistry applies equally to both sound and image, producing a nuanced sensorial concert experience that goes beyond conventional audiovisual combos. Using the umbrella name “Earwitness” for this line of hybrid performance, Egoyan plays compositions specially commissioned for piano and visuals. Her program features a collaboration with David Rokeby entitled Surface Tension (2009), written for Yamaha Disklavier, an acoustic grand piano with a MIDI interface, which here extrapolates Egoyan’s touch-based inputs into projected imagery. It also includes John Oswald’s Homonymy (1998), an homage to Michael Snow’s silent film So Is This (1982) with MIDI-linked video playback, and Nicole Lizée’s David Lynch Etudes (2015), in which Egoyan’s performance interacts with images and characters from the films of the eponymous auteur.

Program (in order): 

Eve Egoyan/David Rokeby: Surface Tension (2009)

John Oswald: Homonymy (1998)


Nicole Lizée: David Lynch Etudes (2015)


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THU 3/10
8:30 pm
$20  $16$10

G - General Audience

M - REDCAT Members

ST - Students

CA - CalArts Students/Faculty/Staff