Emergents I: Sounds Of Silence Initiative @ 918 Bathurst Centre for Culture, Arts, Media & Education, Toronto [7 December]

Emergents I: Sounds Of Silence Initiative

20:00 - 23:00

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918 Bathurst Centre for Culture, Arts, Media & Education
918 Bathurst Street, Toronto, Ontario M5R3G5
The Music Gallery presents
Thursday December 7
$12 Regular/$12 Advance/$8 Member/Student
918 Bathurst St. Centre for Culture Arts Media and Education
Doors 7:30PM/Concert 8PM

part of the Emergents Series curated by Chelsea Shanoff

The first edition of this season's Emergents series presents four song cycles of contemporary Art Song created by The Sounds Of Silence Initiative.

Founded just last year, SOSI has already brought together over 50 composers, poets, and musicians to collaborate and create new Canadian Art Song that tells the story of a diverse Canadian cultural identity. SOSI serves as a platform for discussing issues of representation in Canadian arts culture.

SOSI strives to ensure the involvement from underrepresented communities in the Greater Toronto Area. In particular, all poets involved in SOSI identify with Indigenous, immigrant, Black, refugee, and LGBT communities with varying degrees of intersectionality. SOSI hopes to provide a platform on which their unique and powerful voices can been heard.

This concert consists of two song cycles per set, performed by a core group of musicians and vocalists.

SET 1:

FEMININindigenization by Evan Hammell and Heather Clear Wind Blows Over the Moon
the wind blows
I remember as a kid
runaway teen
impossible skies
for ancestors who went before
bison of my longing
I lost myself in the forest
the wind blows (reprise)

Songs from Precarious by Kolby Zinger-Harris and Aparna Halpe

SET 2:

Songs created by Alex Sandoval and Banoo Zan
The Moon
Azan on a Toronto Streetcar

Letters by Abigail de Niverville and Charlie Petch
Dear C3PO
Eat Prey Love
Dear Ivan

Performed by:
Frances Armstrong, piano
Alex McMaster, cello
Korin Thomas Smith (bass-baritone), vocals
Daniel Robinson (baritone), vocals
Joshua Clemenger (tenor), vocals
Jennifer Routhier (mezzo-soprano), vocals

Daniel Robinson is the founder and director of The Sounds of Silence Initiative. As a current graduate fellow at the University of Toronto’s Faculty of Music he is researching voice therapy interventions for transgender women as well as the effects of presbycusis on resonance perception.

We are grateful to Roger D. Moore for his generous support
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