My Auntie Shizu turned 80 in January but celebrations were postponed because of omicron. Part of these festivities was a specially commissioned song by @mlokbitis, set to text by Joy Kogawa — and last night we finally got to premiere it for my aunt, her husband Ron, and friends and family. Jocelyn created such an achingly beautiful setting for Kogawa’s bittersweet text, and @sarahjokirsch and Adrian Verdejo were the perfect musical accomplices. And thanks to @david.pay and @musiconmain for making this song a reality. Hashtags like #gratitude make me gag a bit, but, like, yeah… gratitude.
Moncton appreciation post #2: no trip to Moncton would be complete without a visit to @larouerechocolat! Also, another random bunny photo, just because.
Moncton appreciation post #1: André, Robin, and Léandre; recording one of my favourite pieces in the basement of Chez Streb-Cormier with one of the weirdest looking microphones ever; and Georgia the bunny, who quickly learned that when it came to acquiring treats, I was easily the weakest link in the house.