For this year's Obey Convention, Gina Burgess has created a new and unique piece which she will present at the Halifax Central Library.
Gina is a four-time ECMA award winner with the gypsy-jazz outfit Gypsophilia, fronts her own klezmer band Der Heisser, is one fifth of the Iqaluit-based Arctic rock band The Jerry Cans, and is a regular collaborator in flamenco and Arabic music ensembles.
Inspired by the minimalistic compositional tradition of Terry Riley and Steve Reich, Gina has also infused elements of traditional Inuit throat singing, poetry, trance, and Gregorian/Indian chant in her latest composition.
The quintet will feature Gina (violin) Susanne Brown (viola) Norm Adams (cello) Lukas Pierce (double bass) and Janice Jackson (voice).
The premiere will take place Halifax on Thursday, May 24 at the Paul O’Regan Hall at the Halifax Central Library.
The show starts at 6pm. Admission is free.