Pallmer will perform as part of this year’s FUZE Fest, an experimental branch of programming included as part of the New Brunswick Summer Music Festival.
Armed with a viola and a cello, Pallmer is Emily Kennedy (cello) and Mark Kleyn (viola). The pair perform concerts that bridge the gap between classical and indie music, flowing between compositions and their own songwriting, creating ethereal soundscapes that offer moments of contentment, melancholy, and introspection. Based in Fredericton, NB, Pallmer are frequent collaborators, and are comfortable blending boundaries between genres and disciplines.
What is your favourite colour?
Emily: Definitely green!
Favourite thing about New Brunswick?
Emily: How easy it is to get out of the city and into nature. And how supportive the local arts scene is!
What are you most excited for about Fuze?
Emily: Seeing everyone perform!
What instrument is home to you
Emily: Cello. I’ve been running it through pedals, which has opened up a whole other world of playing for me.
Two things you want people to know about you?
Emily: I like rock climbing. I have a dog with a beard?
Is there someone else’s performance you’re looking forward to?
Emily: Everyone’s – can’t wait to see what people have come up with.
If you could be any animal what would you be?
Emily: Probably some kind of bird. I’d love to be able to fly.
What is your favourite memory from your music career this far?
Emily: Too many! I’ve been pretty lucky to work with a lot of really great, kind, talented people.
FUZE Fest, an exciting mini-festival blending classical and contemporary electronic music, returns this year on August 9, 7:30 p.m. at UNB Memorial Hall and August 10, 7 p.m. at Wilser’s Room. The August 9 concert and features the FUZE Ensemble collaborating with headliner Olympic Symphonium, while the August 10th concert will feature the return of our CONSTRUCTIONS project wherein emerging local artists create new works in response to classical pieces based on the year’s theme. The August 10 performance will be preceded by an open drone session from 4-6 p.m in the Capital. Festivalgoers are invited to bring their own instruments along and participate. Over the next couple weeks, we’ll be posting interviews with each of the participants in CONSTRUCTIONS.
- August 9th – The Olympic Symphonium and FUZE Ensemble at UNB Memorial Hall, 7:30 p.m.
- August 10th – Drone session, The Capital, 4 p.m.
- August 10th – FUZE Constructions and Minimalism at Wilser’s Room, 7:00 p.m.
Thanks to the Fredericton Community Foundation and to the SOCAN Foundation for supporting this event.
Lear about all this year’s programming at the New Brunswick Summer Music Festival