Trio Surplus

@ 8:00pm

Tickets at the door: $15 general/$12 students

This event is generously supported by Vancouver New Music, The Goethe Institute Toronto and the German Consulate in Vancouver.

Both musicians are members of the Ensemble Surplus. Specializing in contemporary music, the Ensemble Surplus is one Europe’s premier chamber ensembles. The Ensemble was founded in Freiburg in 1992. Its primary objective is to interpret new or unknown works, regardless of their technical orintellectual demands. It works not only within the framework of traditional concerts, but also in acoustic and spatial experimentation, improvisation and instrumental theater. Its close colaboration with Akademie Schloss Solitude Stuttgart since 1994 has re-sulted in the release of CDs with works by 20 composers who were in residence there.


Sam Hayden Recoil Sven-Ingo Koch New Work
Valerio Sannicandro Distentio (World Premier)
Bojidar Spassov Fiato Continuo 4 ___
Liza Lim Ming Qi Daniel Péter Biro BeMitzraim (InEgypt) John Celona Networks Iannis Xenakis Dmaathen
Peter Veale

Born in Dunedin, New Zealand. He studied oboe with Heinz Holliger and conducting with Francis Travis at the Musikhochschule in Freiburg. He tours internationally as a soloist and has recorded for numerous CD labels. He is author of the book “The Techniques of Oboe Playing” and is editor of the series “Contemporary Music for Oboe” both published by Barenreiter (Kassel). He has been lecturer for oboe at the International Darmstadter Ferienkurse fur Neue Musik since 1994. He writes articles for the magazine “Musik & Asthetik” (Music and Aesthetics) (Klett-Cotta, Stuttgart) and is a member of the musikFabrik NRW (Cologne) and a founding member of Ensemble SurPlus (Freiburg). Heinz Holliger wrote the following foreword for the book: The publication of this first truly well-grounded compendium of new techniques of oboe playing fills me with much satisfaction. For far too long a time composers, performers, and musicologists have had to content themselves with publications that were not able to meet the demands for exactness combined with practicability. I hope that as many composers and performers as possible will concern themselves with this new book, which no longer leaves any room for approximations or superficial knowledge”

Olaf Tzschoppe

Olaf Tzschoppe was born in Kiel in 1962. After studying percussion at the Musikhochschule in Freiburg he attended the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor on a German Academic Exchange Scholarship. He appears regularly as a soloist at such festivals as the Munich Biennale and the Ljubljana Contemporary Music Festival. Tzschoppe is a member of Les Percussions de Strasbourg, a concert percussion
ensemble that concertizes in Europe, North and South America, Asia and West Africa and was awarded a prize for its performance at the 1994 Dresden New Music Festival. He is also a founding member of the Freiburg Ensemble SurPlus and has given guest performances with the musikFabrik (Dusseldorf), Ensemble Modern (Frankfurt) and Klangforum (Vienna). From 1991 to 1995 and again in 2000/01 Tzschoppe taught percussion at theMusikhochschule in Freiburg. He holds international masterclasses and conducts artistic and educational projects in Germany, France, Spain and Switzerland. He has been professor for percussion at the Hochschule in Bremen since 2004.