Solstice Shadows – Aurora Chorealis performance

December 2 and 3 2016
Yellowknife – St. Patrick Catholic Church, 7:30pm
Concert details here.

ptarmigan2A performance of my piece Solstice Shadows for choir+piano and now HARP! Sung by Aurora Chorealis and guest harpist Samantha Spurrier from Edmonton, conducted by Margo Nightengale. Poetry by Whitehorse poet Clea Roberts.

Solstice Shadows explores the sub-Arctic landscape and soundscape through trippy, slow-motion vocal techniques. For example, sing the word “music” really slowly:

“mmmmmmmeeeeooooozzzzzzzziiiiiiK”.

Cool, eh? Now do it again, and imagine the low, long shadows of December in Yellowknife when the sun rises just a bit above the horizon, and the ice settles with a quiet blughrphk.