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Robert Aitken and Norma Beecroft, founding artistic directors


Friday January 10, 2020 @ 7:30 (note time change)
Post-concert chat and reception to follow
Gabriel Dharmoo composer/performer
Janice Jackson soprano
The Music Gallery at 918 Bathurst, 918 Bathurst Street [MAP]
Tickets $35 regular | $25 seniors and arts workers | $10 students
For Reservations Call 416.961.9594



Montreal composer/performer Gabriel Dharmoo’s Anthropologies imaginaires (Imaginary Anthropologies) is a solo vocal performance that interacts with a video mockumentary. Various odd or isolated vocal expressions from around the world are woven together and revisited through imaginary folklore and experimental voice techniques, showcasing the virtuosity, versatility, and strangeness of the human voice. The result is a humorous and disturbing exploration of post-colonialism, post-exoticism, cultural extinction, globalization, normalized racism and cultural appropriation.

Halifax-based soprano
Janice Jackson’s Voice Dance is a program of solo vocal compositions (many written especially for her) which highlight the range, strength, flexibility, passion, and mystery of the human voice.  Over the past 30 years Jackson has performed and perfected a large body of solo voice pieces from composers around the world.  From pure extended vocal techniques (Marie Pelletier) to theatre without words (Alice Ping Yee Ho) to solo mini opera (James Rolfe) these pieces are guaranteed to excite, stimulate, and amuse. 



Gabriel Dharmoo (Canada 1981) Anthropologies imaginaires (2014)


Janice Isabel Jackson (Canada 1962) - Voice Dance I (2017)

Marie Pelletier (Canada 1959) - Han No. 3 (1992)

Derek Charke (Canada 1974) - Oikos Ecos (2010)

Alice Ping Yee Ho (Hong Kong/Canada 1964) - Angst (2000)

James Rolfe (Canada 1961) - Pirate Song (2017)