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image from Noiseborder FestivalA recital by pianist Douglas Finch is Saturday’s entry in the Noiseborder Festival.

Classical improvisations at heart of piano recital

Canadian pianist and composer Douglas Finch is known for helping to revive the lost art of classical improvisation. A Windsor audience will have the chance to experience this approach in practice Saturday during his concert “Fantastical Borrowings,” part of the Noiseborder Festival.

“I am interested in how composers, and artists in general, borrow from one another — how they create new fantasies out of old stories,” says Finch. “In this concert, I am weaving together a number of pieces which themselves borrow in some way, but also become objets d’art for this new collection, which is in fact the program itself!”

The concert begins at 7:30 p.m. March 11 in Assumption Hall’s Heritage Auditorium. Details are available on the event website. Admission is $20, with a student rate of $5. Order tickets in advance online or by phone at 519-263-3000, ext. 4212.

The Noiseborder Festival provides multimedia performances, interactive installations, improvisations, concerts and screenings. Most of these events are free admission; find a complete schedule on the website of the Noiseborder Multimedia Performance Lab.