December 2, 3 and 4th, 2011 will see the premiere performances of Shadow Catch: a new chamber opera featuring music by Dorothy Chang, T. Benton Roark, Jennifer Butler and Farshid Samandari. Set in Vancouver’s Downtown Eastside, a young runaway spends the night in Oppenheimer Park, and is visited by the spirits who inhabit it. Shadow Catch features an amazing cast of singers and truly wonderful and moving music — I’m honoured to be one of the three instrumental performers for this event. If you are in the Vancouver area, come see what has to be one of the most innovative projects I’ve had the pleasure to be a part of. Check out the Shadow Catch blog to learn more.
How I listen has changed this year: I’m wanting that risk-taking, vulnerability, and humanity more than ever, knowing that these things will often come at the expense of a “perfect performance.”
Final session with @kimiakoochakzadeh for her new piece for flute! And electronics! And piccolo! And, uh, balloon!
It’s slowly taking shape...