This past weekend (January 17th to be precise) I was asked to participate in a most unusual event: Music on Main teamed up with Here There to present ROAM at the Juice Truck (which is, I was somewhat relieved to learn, an indoor venue). I was asked to present a handful of solo works (I chose Bach and Takemitsu) alongside a performance of Hildegard Westerkamp‘s beautiful electroacoustic work “Kits Beach Soundwalk”, and chef Annabelle Choi created a three course meal inspired by the music. It was fascinating to see (and taste!) how someone might interpret these pieces through food. Choi’s dishes — spiced persimmons, goat cheese tapioca, and ginger tuile for the Takemitsu; butternut squash & chickpea falafels for the Bach; and a seaweed Miyoek soup with mussels for the Westerkamp — were all as delicious as they were inventive. Some photos below, courtesy of Grady Mitchell.
Toronto friends: I'm digging out my coat reserved for "winters in other parts of Canada" to perform this Wednesday at the UofT New Music Festival (@utnmf). This concert includes commissioned works that are very dear to me by @gregoryleenewsome and @keiko_devaux; a piece I've been *dying* to play for ages by @kotokasuzuki; and a piece that becomes deeper and more meaningful every time I play it, by @kaijasaariaho. The concert is free, and also includes the music of Kieser Prize winner, @gfrasermusic. Come visit us in Walter Hall, Feb. 1st, at 7:30!
Opening night at SUM gallery of “Senos de Hombre” by the charismatic curators of Salón Silicón of Mexico City. Thank you Olga, Laos, and Romeo for bringing the works of @_karlfriasgarcia_ , @sandrablow.photo, and @_.alan_hernandez._ to Vancouver!
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