As part of Soundstreams’ free digital offerings, Encounters is an accessible music and discussion experience designed as a chance virtual engagement with some of Canada’s most interesting musicians, composers, and artists.
Percussion instruments and storytelling play a deeply significant role in almost every global culture, performing a ceremonial role marking the rituals of our lives from birth to death. This digital concert features Balinese-inspired Pulau Dewata (translation “Island of the Gods”) by Quebecois composer Claude Vivier, Imbila by Dr. Bongani Ndodana-Breen (SA) narrated by actor Rhoma Spencer, and a new story by Spencer called The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly: How Brother Deer and Mother Turtle Pivot the Pandemic, set to a new arrangement of Ann Southam’s Glass Houses.
Ryan Scott, percussion
Greg Oh, piano
Joyce To, percussion
Tyler Cunningham, percussion
Rhoma Spencer, actor
Claude Vivier Pulau Dewata
Ann Southam Glass Houses (new arrangement)
Encounters: Stories and Drumming is supported by TD Bank Group.