OBEY Convention XI OXI presents Liu Fang + New Hermitage

Thu, May 24 at 7:30pm

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OBEY Convention and The Confucius Institute presents:

Liu Fang + New Hermitage

Fort Massey 5303 Tobin St, Thursday May 24th, 7:30pm 2018


Liu Fang

Born in Kunming in the province of Yunnan, China and currently residing in Montreal, Liu Fang is one of the world’s foremost performers of classical Chinese literati music. A tradition with heavy philosophical and poetic associations, Liu Fang’s virtuosic talent and sensibility suffuse this music with vivid detail. Performing on the pipa, a traditional lute dating back over two-thousand years, Liu Fang demonstrates an intensity typified by the roots of her practice. Rather than mere entertainment or even intellectual expression, the focus of a Chinese literati music practice is that of self-cultivation, meditation, mind-purification and spiritual elevation. We’re beyond grateful to be partnering with The Confucius Institute in presenting this world-renowned performer.


New Hermitage

This chamber jazz quartet is the most recent vehicle of Andrew MacKelvie, a fearless improviser whose contributions to Atlantic Canada’s avant-improv scene have proven indispensable. New Hermitage sees the woodwind phenom turn his patient ear towards the natural world, revealing compositions that centre around a future theory; a post-apocalyptic drawl, a delicate returning to the elements. Each piece unfolds in accommodating detail, filled out by an all-star crew: Ellen Gibling (harp), Ross Burns (guitar) and India Gailey (cello). Rich expressions of joy, sorrow and tenderness combine to create a deeper sense of space-time. New Hermitage reminds the listener that merely being together is an intricate and complicated affair. Awareness en masse.


Accessibility notes:

FREE for under 19, accessible entrance at 5303 Tobin St., non-gendered washrooms, accessible washroom via ramp by exiting building

Fort Massey Church

5303 Tobin Street
Halifax, NS

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