Soundstreams showcases the work of Canadian and international composers through innovative musical experiences.

Performances Main Stage - 2019 / 2020

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“In Aboriginal mythology, there's no heaven and there is no hell. You cross a kind of River Styx and you go into this region of the human consciousness...you don't go away” —Tomson Highway, Librettist, Pimooteewin
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In this double-bill, discover the world’s first music theatre works sung and narrated in the Indigenous languages Cree and Sámi, and rooted in those traditional legends from Canada and the Nordic countries. These cross-cultural odysseys examine how we live on earth, how we pass to the land of the dead, and the consequences of love and sacrifice.

Featured Artists

Michael Greyeyes, Cole J. Alvis, directors
Melissa Hui, Britta Byström, composers
Tomson Highway, Rawdna Carita Eira, librettists
David Fallis, musical director
Yolanda Bonnell, Heli Huovenin, narrators
Melody Courage, vocal soloist
Choir 21
Chamber Orchestra

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This project is also supported by the J.P. Bickell Foundation


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