RISC is delighted to support the incredible Scott Thomson and Susanna Hood on the Regina stop of their incredible tour. We hope you can join us for a workshop and concert on October 30, 2014.
WORKSHOP- 2:30PM FREE- BOOK HERE:
PERFORMANCE- DOORS OPEN AT 7:30 PM
Holophon Audio Arts, in partnership with New Dance Horizons and the Saskatchewan Writer’s Guild, is proud to present Scott Thomson and Susanna Hood’s ‘The Muted Note: Songs Based on Poems by P. K. Page’. The performance is scheduled for Thursday, October 30th and will take place at the beautiful Artesian on 13th Avenue (2627 13th Avenue).
“The Muted Note is a striking accomplishment. It ultimately resonates like P.K. Page’s galvanized language itself.” –Stuart Broomer, Musicworks
Montreal composer and trombonist, Scott Thomson, and dance artist and vocalist, Susanna Hood, will perform The Muted Note, a suite of songs and dances based on poems by P.K. Page, 40 times and in 9 Canadian provinces in the autumn of 2014.
Scott composed the suite, a hybrid of jazz and artsong, and Susanna subsequently choreographed the songs on three other dancers with live music by Scott’s quintet, The Disguises. Susanna’s dances, like Scott’s songs, are made to be extended through improvisation, and the creative input of their superb collaborators will animate and activate Page’s beautiful verse, the core of this provocatively unconventional Poetry + Music + Dance show.
Susanna Hood is an award-winning dance artist renowned, especially, for her synthesis of dance and vocal improvisation, as well as her beautifully crafted choreography. In performance, she sings the song lyrics with tremendous poise and intention, and animates them with her singular improvisations characterized by both their focus and wild abandon. As part of their duo, Scott switches freely from accompanying Susanna to soloing in a vocal, extroverted style reminiscent of his teacher, the great American trombonist, Roswell Rudd.
Patricia Kathleen Page (1916-2010) is one of Canada’s most celebrated literary figures, and wrote some of this nation’s finest poems. She was also a visual artist, working as P.K. Irwin, whose artworks are in the collections of major museums including the National Gallery of Canada and the Art Gallery of Ontario.
Doors will Open at 7:30PM, the Performance will Start at 8:00PM. Tickets are $10 in Advance or at the Door. A Reception will follow the Performance. Advance Tickets can be PURCHASED HERE.
This presentation of ‘The Muted Note’ is made possible by the generous support of the Canada Council for the Arts. This Performance is part of Holophon’s Mentorship Program for Emerging Audio Artists.