Film & Video

SOLO FOR DUET 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, SOLO FOR DUET is an innovative, multi-sensory journey leading its audience through layered emotional musical worlds; contrastingly introspective, startling, playful, poetic, and urgent. SOLO FOR DUET is one of the 200 exceptional projects funded through the Canada Council for the Arts’ New Chapter initiative. SOLO FOR DUET also received development funds from the Toronto Arts Council and the Ontario Arts Council.
The following is a four minute clip:

Surface Tension by Eve Egoyan/ David Rokeby (excerpts)

Complete David Lynch Etudes by Nicole Lizée written for and performed by Eve Egoyan (this work was edited for Solo for Duet)

Homonymy by John Oswald performed by Eve Egoyan

EV∃ by artist Michael Snow written for and performed by Eve Egoyan (this work was edited for Solo for Duet)

Simple Lines of Enquiry  by Ann Southam written for and performed by Eve Egoyan with Machine for Taking Time by David Rokeby (excerpt)

Palimpia by John Oswald written for and performed by Eve Egoyan

∆[delta]88 by John Oswald performed by Eve Egoyan

Christopher Hinton animations of works by José Evangelista

Nuevas monodías españolas (1999)
José Evangelista, composer Christopher Hinton, animator
Eve Egoyan, piano
From the CD recording of new works for piano performed by Eve Egoyan : The Art of Touching the Keyboard
Executive Producer: Eve Egoyan. 
Studio Producer: David Jaeger. 
Sound Engineer: David Quinney. 
Assistant Engineer: Dennis Patterson. 
Digital Editing and Mastering: John D.S. Adams. 
Recorded at the Glenn Gould Studio, Toronto, July 2, 3, and 4, 2003. 

José Evangelista

Nuevas monodías españolas (1999)

This piece consists of 21 arrangements of traditional melodies from Spain, mostly from Castile. They are work songs, love songs, narrative songs, dances, lullabies, etc. plus two Sephardic melodies. The title refers to my previous piece, Monodías españolas (1988). As in the first collection, I have considered two facts: many traditional Spanish melodies are still performed monodically, just with rhythmic accompaniment, and many of these melodies carry some modal features which are difficult to reconcile with the tonal language. Thus, my settings do not use harmony or counterpoint. As a consequence, I have been exploring a piano style where register changes and ornamentation predominate. The goal is to create the illusion that several voices simultaneously perform slight variations of the same melody on different octaves. Eve Egoyan commissioned this piece with the assistance of the Canada Council for the Arts.

– José Evangelista
1    La consagración de Moisés (SEPHARDIC) 
2   Una vieja tenía una pava (SALAMANCA)
3   A la cruz se han juntado (SEGOVIA)
4   Somos las mozas de Irún (LEÓN)
5   La honra robada (SORIA)
6   Saludo (TERUEL) 
7   No te cases con herrero (BURGOS)
8   Ay, mi morena que ya se fue (LEÓN) 
9   Pastorcito (SALAMANCA) 
10 Jota (BURGOS)11 El conde Claros (CASTILLA) 
12 Los bilbilicos (SEPHARDIC)
13 Vámonos a León (LEÓN) 
14 Ronda (SEGOVIA) 
15 A la raya del monte (ZAMORA)
16 Cuando yo era chiquitina (LEÓN) 
17 Canción de cuna (BADAJOZ) 
18 La Sanjuanada (BURGOS)
19 Zortzikoa (BASQUE COUNTRY) 
20 Banakozarra (BASQUE COUNTRY)
21 Bolero de Algodre (ZAMORA) 

E.V.E Absolute Matrix 

Video Installation by Gunilla Josephson
2009, 48:00

E.V.E Absolute Matrix is constructed from 86.400 carefully chosen and manipulated video frames from the 5 hour video footage of a studio performance with Toronto musician Eve Egoyan playing Inner Cities, a contemporary 5 hour epic for solo piano by composer Alvin Curran. In this video we see a woman’s head/face persistently and over an extended period of time betraying a multitude of shifting facial expressions slowly moving into an inward mirror image of itself.

Duet for Solo Piano – feature length documentary film by Su Rynard

Duet for Solo Piano weaves personal and musical moments — each one exploring the events and that have shaped Eve Egoyan and left their mark on who she is today.

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Ode – Site specific Installation

Created by Eve for the Tree Museum, Gravenhurst 2012 Exhibition: What is LandSite Installations by Mary Anne Barkhouse, Millie Chen, Eve Egoyan, Gareth Lichty and Warren Quigley. Performances by Alicia Marvan and Eve Egoyan. Curated by EJ Lightman and Anne O’Callaghan.