Arts Buzz: April 3, 2017 | Work of Arts
Arts Buzz: April 3, 2017 | Work of Arts

Arts Buzz: April 3, 2017

A weekly roundup of Arts news and must-see events

This week in Arts Buzz: No fooling – the first week of April is packed with music, lectures, films and a tiny condo with a big imagination.  


› The 37th Annual Kilburn Memorial Concert takes place on Tuesday, April  4 at 8 p.m., Convocation Hall. Canadian pianist Charles Richard-Hamelin, one of the most brilliant musicians of his generation, performs a mesmerizing repertoire of works by Mozart, Chopin and Schumann. RSVP here

› Colleen Murphy’s world première of Bright Burning continues to April 8 at the Timms Centre for the Arts! Commissioned for the University of Alberta, Bright Burning concludes Murphy’s three-year Lee Playwright-in-Residence within the Department of Drama. Catch up with the cast of Bright Burning in this Curious Arts post.  


› TODAY! The Department of Modern Languages and Cultural Studies Lecture Series wraps up with “Reading the Disappeared Film Censorship Archive in Argentina”, with Victoria Ruetalo. 3 p.m., Arts 3-26.

Sound Studies Initiative is pleased to invite you to an upcoming @Noon Presentation by Department of Music PhD student Nicolás Arnáez: “An Interactive Model for Music Composition.” Wednesday, April 5, from 12 – 1 p.m., 3-47 Arts Building. 

› The Wirth Institute for Austrian and Central European Studies presents the film, Biographic Tendencies in New Polish Cinema with Agata Rudzińska (School of Polish Language and Culture, University of Silesia, Poland). Thursday, April 6 at 3 p.m. Arts Lounge, Arts & Convocation Hall.

› The last LING colloquium talk of the year will be given by Sally Rice from the Department of Linguistics. The title of her talk is Socialcy > Oralcy > Literacy: What Linguistics Can Learn from the Documentation of Endangered Languages (and vice versa). Friday, April 7, 3 – 4:30 p.m., CAB 265.


› The Department of English and Film Studies invites you to its week-long Responsible Relations Year-End series of events featuring acclaimed indigenous writers Maria Campbell and Leanne Betasamosake Simpson, running from April 5-11. Events include poetry readings, a music performance, a book launch, a night of short films, and academic talks and panels. With the exception of the film night, all events are free and open to the public.

The Arts & Humanities in Health & Medicine (AHHM) Program Speaker Series presents: šxʷʔam̓ət (home) with David Diamond, Artistic Director, Theatre for Living (Vancouver, BC). Created and performed by an Indigenous and non-Indigenous cast and production team, this 35-minute play “weaves together stories based on real life and challenges us to make reconciliation real and honourable.” Following the screening, he will demonstrate some audience interventions and facilitate a brief discussion about issues influencing reconciliation between Indigenous communities and Canadians. Thursday, April 6, from 12 – 1 p.m., Edmonton Clinic Health Academy (ECHA), Rm 1-182. 


› Like small, beautifully designed spaces? In this UAlberta story, Industrial Design professor Tim Antoniuk turns his lab into a condo in order to seek the best options for small living spaces.

› Derek Walcott, the only Nobel Laureate ever on faculty at UAlberta, could inspire and rebuke with equal flair, pushing students to their creative best. Read more in this UAlberta story, The Two Faces of Derek Walcott

› In the next Department of English and Film Studies short video featuring the research of their academic staff, we feature Mark Simpson on the topic of mobility and material culture. Mobility has many faces: romance in travel, fossil fuels, being “on the road” in all its permutations, including as a form of liberation; or as necessitated by war or climate change. Watch Mark Simpson’s video here: 

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