My most profound musical memories are of playing in large ensembles and I was lucky to have been able to sing Vivaldi’s Gloria in high school. Privileged to have played through a Beethoven’s third Symphony later that same year. Reflecting upon this, the fact that all of my previous recording projects have included various musical groupings is not surprising. They might be seen as attempts to recreate those profound musical experiences that happen in an ensemble setting.
An author was asked about the idea[s] behind her new book. She - Fred Vargas - replied that though she planned her books and set out to write about certain things the words themselves directed the work in the end. While working she found certain phrases wound up on paper and forced the work to follow. You don’t plan for these things and these phrases that get down on paper create new expectations. These unplanned phrases direct the narrative flow.
At the age of 16, my guitar teacher suggested that I play at a café-fundraiser for a theatre group*. It was in the basement of a church somewhere in the central Toronto. Coming from the suburbs on a late fall night was a little scary, riding a streetcar, looking at old buildings and hoping to get off at the correct stop. Finding the church, kindly people led me to the basement where it was taking place. There were some short skits, a piano player** who accompanied some singers and lots of poetry readings.
Deadline: 15th February 2016
Location: Portugual, Lobão da Beira
ARTErra is a multidisciplinary artistic residency placed in the green and friendly village of Lobão da Beira. We began our project with the aims of hosting artists by providing them with accommodations, work place and cultural and ideas exchanges with the community and other artists.
The studios, surroundend by a big garden, a small animal yard and an orchard, are spacious and bright spaces perfect to do some research and develop your project in a very relax and comfy environment.