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About this Newsletter

Welcome to the first edition of "Notes from Amicus", our first newsletter. We have a grand vision for "Notes from Amicus", so grand in fact, that we realised we were not getting on with it. So what you are reading is a humble beginning. In future editions, look for transformations in appearance and content. We'll be sharing news about unsung heros in the classical music scene, gifted music teachers and performers, places to hear classical music in Greater Vancouver (from restaurants, homes and community centres to concert halls), and of course interesting trivia about music in general.

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Our Vision

The Amicus Music Duo creates and delivers Musical Occasions designed to foster Connections:

  • personal connections for each listener with music.
  • connections between the listener, the composer and the musician.

We foster these connections in new and fresh ways that express what music is for us, and who the audience is:

  • Creative and thoughtful: our selection of music is both well researched and well loved.
  • Unique and intimate: our performance spaces are as familiar as your home, as comfortable as your favourite armchair; we select environments that evoke the ease and simple beauty of music while removing any sense of the 'untouchable' or 'unapproachable'.
  • Engaging and inclusive: new ways of thinking about music are suggested, and stories of universal appeal inspire this much-sought after connection between listener, music, musician and composer.
  • Welcoming and beautiful: new listeners - who might be daunted by the prospect of attending a mainly classical concert - and music enthusiasts alike are invited to settle in for an enjoyable and dazzling music event.

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Our Purple Patches CD is now available internationally on iTunes
Yes, you can now purchases Purple Patches on iTunes. In Canada and the US, get one song for just 99¢ or the whole album for just $9.99. We're seeing sales in Japan, Europe, Canada and the USA and we're very excited. If you reside in the USA, you can now also purchase the actual CD (in the box with the liner notes) from CD Baby.

International - Visit iTunes: Check out Purple Patches on iTunes
USA - Visit CD Baby: http://cdbaby.com/cd/amicusmusicduo
Canada - Contact Amicus: orders@amicusmusicduo.com

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Upcoming Musical Entertainments
Be sure to reserve your seat in advance. Tickets are not sold at the door.
Contact Amicus Music Duo

Sounds & Pictures
Classical Masterpieces, Improvisations, and Original Works by Amicus.
Date: Saturday, September 29, 2007
Time: 8:00 PM
Place: Megan & Jeremy Peters' beautiful loft apartment (Near Main & East 2nd)
Price: $25

Seats available: 16 (Sorry, already sold out)
Directions and parking information will be provided upon reservation of your seat(s)
Light refreshments and beverages included

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Sounds & Pictures
Classical Masterpieces, Improvisations, and Original Works by Amicus.
Date: Sunday, October 21, 2007
Time: 7:30 PM
Place: Megan & Jeremy Peters' beautiful loft apartment (Near Main & East 2nd)
Price: $25

Seats available: 16 (8 available)
Directions and parking information will be provided upon reservation of your seat(s)
Light refreshments and beverages included


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Classical Christmas
Christmas Classics, Classical Gems, and Original Works by Amicus.

December 3-24, 2007
11:45 am - 2 pm weekdays
2 locations
No Charge

Harbour Centre Mall
555 West Hastings
Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays
Dec 3 - Dec 24

Axa Building Lobby
999 West Hastings
Tuesdays and Thursdays
Dec 4 - Dec 20

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Call for Venues

We need your help.
Amicus is looking for intimate and comfortable venues suitable for performances. Our first choice is a real home, but don't rule out any room you see with the following features.

  • Room for 10-30 people seated comfortably - no cramming - good leg room and elbow room required.
  • Comfortable seats - we want our audience to be engaging with the music, not their sore back or "you know what".
  • A good quality piano on site - preferrably a grand piano, but some uprights are suitable.
  • Minimal or no street noise.
  • Good acoustics - look for these features: high ceilings. Stone, hardwood, concrete, or tile flooring. (Excessive amounts of carpeting and upholstery can seriously reduce the sound and quality of the musical instruments.)

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In the Works
Compositions by Craig Addy.
Compositions by Howard Meadows.
Sounds & Pictures CD
  - take the magical experience of the Sounds & Pictures music event home with you.

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Commissions

Craig was recently commissioned to compose Eitan's Waltz. Eitan's grandfather was inspired by the soothing yet engaging qualities of Amicus Music Duo's Purple Patches CD. Knowing that his grandson loved to go to sleep to beautiful music, most particularly a waltz, he commissioned Craig to compose a waltz just for Eitan.

Do you have a landmark event or moment coming up in the life of a colleague or loved one? Consider honouring it with an original composition and performance at the event. Contact Amicus if this appeals to you.

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Listen to examples* of Craig's music. (click on the tiltle of any of the following works)

  1. Reflections - C. Addy
  2. Aria for Clarinet - C. Addy / J.S. Bach
  3. Aubergine (piano improvisation) - C. Addy
  4. Violet (piano improvisation) - C. Addy
  5. Purple (piano improvisation) - C. Addy
  6. Magenta (piano improvisation) - C. Addy
  7. Mauve (piano improvisation) - C. Addy
  8. Adagio - C. Addy
  9. Dark Roast Coffee (piano and clarinet improvisation) - C. Addy / H. Meadows
  10. Amethyst (piano improvisation) - C. Addy
  11. Drawing Blanks - C. Addy 

*Full length tracks are available on the Amicus Music Duo's Purple Patches CD

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