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.
Business meeting. Very serious.
My first week at @queerarts! Lots of meetings, lots of (grant)writing, lots of emails, and lots of learning. But I’m excited and super grateful for the support and generosity of @sdholman, the fabulousness of QAF staff Lalia, Mirim, and Ben, and to my proximity to @paulwongprojects — who is a whirlwind of ideas and inspiration, whenever he sets foot in the room.
Toward The Sea by Takemitsu has to be one of my favourite works for flute and guitar: murky, moody, Debussean (that’s a legit word, right?). Adrian Verdejo and I had the opportunity to record this piece for @vicorchestra’s online Global Soundscapes festival, which was just released — you’ll find the link in my profile. The festival also includes lots of fantastic performances, including a great set by @allegrachambero with @melody.courage!