Published Nov 04, 2010From Sled Island and a crop of excellent local bands to the overwhelming government support for the National Music Centre, Calgary is shaping up to be much less of the culture-less redneck paradise that so many have considered it. To prove it knows what's up, the city has now recruited Brian Eno to be an artist-in-residence during the 25th annual High Performance Rodeo.
According to CBC News, Eno will be a keynote speaker on arts and creativity. He will also exhibit 77 Million Paintings, an audio-visual installation at the Glenbow Museum. Finally, he will complete a music residency at the Cantos Music Foundation, using their extensive synth and keyboard collection to make a new composition. Perhaps, if Calgarians are lucky, they will also get to meet Dick Flash, music journalist.
In addition to Eno's presence, the High Performance Rodeo's musical leg will also include Acres of Dreams, a one-off performance from the Calgary Philharmonic Orchestra featuring Kris Demeanor, James Keelaghan, Wendy McNeill and Cadence Weapon, as well as L'Orchestre d'Hommes-Orchestres, performing the works of Tom Waits using invented instruments and found objects.
The High Performance Rodeo will take over Calgary from January 6 to 30. More information can be found here.