Artists Vivienne Spiteri

What is there to say or know about Vivienne Spiteri?
that her work has been termed ‘iconoclastic’?
that her solo double compact disc has been described as ‘an enrichment of humanity’?
that her solo work in studio takes to new heights Glenn Gould’s early experiments?
that her anahata played to strong public acclaim in Europe and is considered by some to be the best music to have come out of France and of GRM in a long time?
that her mesmerizing concerts transport and draw us deeply into the music?”

or

thatshewouldliketoseeAllartistsremuneratedforAlltheirWorkAllofthetime
thatshewouldliketolivelongenoughtowitnessthedissolutionof “art
councils”andtheirgrotesque“competitions”thatsheharboursahorrorofsoul- clampingcategorizationsmandatesinstitutionstitles…………
and that she does not suffer unwise fools gladly?

or

that Art is her Poetry is her Air…?

what does one say about Vivienne Spiteri?

when words failed Shakespeare, he turned to music.
Music.
silence. air. space… and this other being, “time.”
Music
as sound is silence is as is time is space.
the unity
the
“Dance”

From a compilation by Benjamin Olivier [viii-03]

Vivienne Spiteri

[Vivienne Antonia Helen Spiteri]

Birkirkara (Malta), 1953

Residence: Ottawa (Ontario, Canada)

  • Composer
  • Performer (harpsichord)

AKA

On the Web

Vivienne Spiteri, photo: Hélène Vitali
Vivienne Spiteri, photo: Hélène Vitali
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  • Vivienne Spiteri, photo: Hélène Vitali
  • Vivienne Spiteri, photo: Hélène Vitali
  • Vivienne Spiteri, photo: Hélène Vitali
  • Vivienne Spiteri, photo: Hélène Vitali
  • Vivienne Spiteri, photo: Hélène Vitali

Main Releases

Appearances

Complements

  • Reissued
  • Reissued
Various artists
  • Out of print

In the Press

  • William Littler, The Toronto Star, October 1, 1990
    … our most active interpreter of new music for harpsichord…
  • Carol Bergeron, Le Devoir, October 1, 1988
    … une claveciniste à découvrir…

Review

William Littler, The Toronto Star, October 1, 1990

Vivienne Spiteri has become our most active interpreter of new music for harpsichord, a distinction reinforced by the application of her double manual Hubbard to the four (Canadian) works on this album.

… our most active interpreter of new music for harpsichord…

Critique

Carol Bergeron, Le Devoir, October 1, 1988

… une claveciniste à découvrir, d’autant qu’elle a le courage de s’attaquer à un répertoire exclusivement contemporain, Vivienne Spiteri laisse un excellent souvenir de son premier disque.

… une claveciniste à découvrir…

Blog

  • Christian Calon, photo: Christian Calon, August 23, 2010

    On February 20-22, 2004 the San Francisco Tape Music Festival (USA) will present, amongst others, the works of Christian Calon, Vivienne Spiteri, Hildegard Westerkamp, Luc Ferrari and Laurie Radford.…

    Wednesday, February 18, 2004 / In Concert
  • Vivienne Spiteri, photo: Hélène Vitali

    “Inside the eye of silence,” a collaborative sound installation by Rob Godman and Vivienne Spiteri, will receive its European premiere on December 19, 2003 in Barcelona (Spain), as part of the “En Red 0 2003. LocAlgSon.” This year event is…

    Tuesday, December 16, 2003 / In Concert
  • Vivienne Spiteri, photo: Hélène Vitali

    Vivienne Spiteri will present three new works between October 10 and 12, 2003, at Totonto’s Soundplay festival: Anahata, an electroacoustic drama by Vivienne Spiteri; Lessening Stillness Growing by Micheline Roi and also And her Mind Moves…

    Friday, September 26, 2003 / In Concert

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