Touring programmes

The Art of Touching the Keyboard : New Music for Piano

A selection of works from Eve’s repertoire of music by living composers written for her (please see Eve’s Repertoire in her Press Kit)


Hidden Corners : Music of Erik Satie

A selection of works by Satie from all of his compositional periods.


Asking, WU or Simple Lines of Enquiry

One or all three of the following one hour long works written for Eve: Maria de Alvear Asking; Rudolf Komorous WU; Ann Southam Simple Lines of Enquiry (with or without video Machine for Taking Time by David Rokeby)


Diptych

Maria de Alvear’s De Puro Amor and En Amor Duro


EarWitness

For detailed programme and video selections please see “EarWitness” on this site.

EarWitness is a deeply integrated virtuosic mix of sound, image, and unspoken narrative challenging traditional conceptions of piano and pianist, performed by Eve Egoyan. Animating the concert stage, EarWitness is an innovative, multi-sensory journey leading its audience through layered emotional musical worlds; contrastingly introspective, startling, playful, poetic, and urgent.

EarWitness is one of the 200 exceptional projects funded through the Canada Council for the Arts’ New Chapters initiative.

Eve will be performing on a Yamaha Disklavier, an acoustic piano with a computer interface that allows Eve to extend the reach of the piano in many ways. Yamaha Canada Music Ltd. is sponsoring EarWitness for national and international touring.

All the works on this gender-balanced programme are by Canadian artists. Works to be performed:

Thought and Desire (piano and amplified voice), Composer: Linda Catlin Smith

David Lynch Études (amplified piano, amplified voice/foot stomping and soundtrack with video), Composer: Nicole Lizée

• EVƎ (solo piano), Composer: Michael Snow

Homonymy (prepared disklavier, voice, movement and video), Composer/ Artist: John Oswald

Surface Tension (disklavier and real-time video), Co-creators: Eve Egoyan/David Rokeby

Duet for solo piano (new work for sampling disklavier), Composer: Eve Egoyan

The emotional and aesthetic contrasts between the pieces of EarWitness are extreme, ranging from works that are exquisitely intimate to overtly theatrical. While experimental, the pieces are also immediately engaging and viscerally thrilling. EarWitness presents these works in a way that creates a rich conversation between them, alternating sections of multi-sensory intensity with periods of delicacy and stillness, drawing my audience in close to listen and then expanding outwards with the addition of visuals and theatrical elements. The contrast between works allows audience members to remain open, stimulated and curious about what might be next.

EarWitness will be premiered in Toronto in June 2018 and touring thereafter.