Anthony Burr: The act of seeing with one’s own ears

Artist Reception
Please join us Friday, March 15 at 7:30pm for a unique performance by multi-instrumentalist and sound engineer Anthony Burr.

 At Open Space Burr will premiere two realizations of long-form works for soloist and electronic sound, both of them produced through the minutely detailed translation of visual materials into the audio domain. Featuring Alvin Lucier’s Still Lives for instrument and moving sine waves and Horatiu Radulescu’s massive Inner Time II for clarinet and clouds of pre-recorded clarinets in spectral tuning (in a new version commissioned with support from Open Space),  the act of seeing with one’s own ears…   highlights psychoacoustic artifacts and the tactile experience of sound projected in space.

Anthony Burr has enjoyed a distinguished career as an exponent of contemporary music. He has performed in this repertoire with many leading groups, including Elision, Klangforum Wien, and the Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center. As a soloist, Anthony has collaborated closely with many leading composers in presenting their music, including Alvin Lucier, Helmut Lachenmann, Chaya Czernowin, Liza Lim and Brian Ferneyhough.

He has played extensively outside of classical music with major figures including Jim O’Rourke, John Zorn and Laurie Anderson. His ongoing projects include a duo with Icelandic bassist and composer Skúli Sverrisson, the Clarinets (a trio with Chris Speed and Oscar Noriega), a series of recordings with cellist Charles Curtis and a series of live film and music performances with experimental filmmaker Jennifer Reeves. Anthony also maintains an active career as a recording engineer and producer. At UC San Diego, he has taught graduate seminars on musical aesthetics, undergraduate classes in music theory and popular music, and regularly performs classical repertoire with the Camera Lucida series.

Admission is free / by donation. Doors open at 7:00.


Mar 15 2019


7:30 pm

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Open Space
510 Fort Street, Victoria, BC, Canada