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into a landscape, unrest

For mixed ensemble: viola, bassoon, percussion, piano, and electronics; 2017

Commissioned by Caution Tape Sound Collective and premiered a part of Quintile on March 18 at Array Space in Toronto. Performed by Bianca Chambul (bsn), Evan Bowen (perc), Emilie Gelinas-Noble (vla), Jana Luksts (synth, electronics), Markéta Ornova (pno)

“Everything is impermanent and comes to an end. Every moment that comes into being is a moment of destruction” – Dzigar Kongtrul

into a landscape, unrest is inspired by the idea of how impermanent our surrounding and environments are from the very subtle to the more pronounced. There are cycles to how things form and transform according to what is present in the space. Our awareness guides what we deem to be background and foreground and this is continually changing as we experience one moment to the next. The piece plays with this shifting awareness and the expectation for things to continue as they were.

XIV

For soprano (voice) and live electronics; 2017

Written for and premiered by Adanya Dunn (soprano) and Zach Clark (electronics) on Feb.1, 2017 at the Tranzac in Toronto.

Text from the Tao Te Ching, chapter 14:

image without an image

subtle beyond all conception

RE:connect

For baritone saxophone and electronics; 13′, 2016.

Composed for collaborative dance piece choreographed by Sarah Hopkin for solo dancer. Choreographed and composed for Kathleen Legassick and Olivia Shortt. Premiered on May 1, 2016 at Dancemakers Theatre, Toronto.

Additional performances: Performed at Festival of Original Theatre (FOOT) by Kathleen Legassick and Olivia Shortt on Feb.2, 2017 at Robert Gill Theatre in Toronto; Performed at ODD Box Theatre (Ottaw Dance Directive) and presented by the Movement Gallery in Ottawa on June 2, 2017.

RE:connect explores our dependence on technology and the epidemic of loneliness it has caused. The depth of the connections we make to other humans is now often sacrificed for the quantity of connections we make. We feel the need to constantly be connected and share our experiences in order to feel that we are not alone, but in the process we have forgotten how to connect with ourselves. If we do not learn how to be alone, we will be forever lonely.

RE:connect Performance

RE:connect, is a dance piece that I’ve been collaborating on for the past 4 months and it’s being performed next weekend, May 1st at Dancemakers studio.

It’s been a wonderful project to work on and I’m very lucky to have collaborated with amazing dancers Sarah Hopkin, Kathleen Legassick and musician Olivia Shortt!

Rehearsal

RE:connect rehearsal

 

 

Within & Without

For piano and electroacoustic and electronic sounds, 2014.

The piece begins quite spacious, building to a grander sound and quietening back into stillness; as if one is trying to contemplate, but is lost in thoughts and daydreams.