A Place to Listen season three. A conversation with Daniel and Laura Brandes.

A Place to Listen season three. A conversation with Daniel and Laura Brandes. I had the opportunity recently to sit down with Daniel Brandes, co-founder with his wife Laura, of A Place to Listen, the listening series— now in its third season—that takes place every third Wednesday of the month at James Bay United Church (corner of Michigan and Menzies). I spoke with Daniel over coffee and then Laura added her thoughts via e-mail. Since … [Read more...]

A Place to Listen Season Three Launch October 15, 2014

A Place to Listen Season Three Launch October 15, 2014. I've been a fan of the listening series, A Place to Listen, since meeting founder Daniel Brandes in November 2012 and attending my first event in December 2012. Unlike any other musical event on my schedule, the concerts are filled with silence and sparse notes and appeal to my need to slow down and focus.  Now in its third year, A Place to Listen launches October 15 th with works by … [Read more...]

A Place to Listen 9 – July 17, 2013

To sit, and listen - it's become an extraordinary gift in our busy and hectic schedules.  Some prefer to listen in relative silence, perhaps in a sanctuary or religious building, others gravitate to naturescapes like the seashore or the edge of a river. Lovers of music now have a new concert series to consider. A Place to Listen is the brainchild of Daniel Brandes, a young Victoria-based composer and member of the Wandelweiser school. Once a … [Read more...]

A Place to Listen 7 – April 17th, 2013

In our hectic modern lives, taking the time to stop, breathe in, and listen to the sounds around us seems to be such a luxury. Afford yourself the treat of A Place to Listen 7, a concert for listening in the intimate venue of James Bay United Church. Victoria-area composer Daniel Brandes has been a student of Antoine Beuger's Wanderweiser School and now brings us a different way of approaching music. For our 7th concert, A Place to Listen … [Read more...]

“A Place To Listen” concert – January 16th

I have declared 2013 to be The Year of Taking More Risks, Having More Fun, and Expanding Cultural Horizons.  I love that, sometimes, you can do all three at once. "A Place To Listen" is a new music concert series on the third Wednesday of the month, originated by Daniel Brandes in the fall of 2012.  You can read more about the December concert here and learn how I came to meet Daniel. The January 16th concert will feature the North American … [Read more...]