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Contraries: a chamber requiem

A story of healing and reclaiming that follows a little boy on his quest to relearn his gifts. Contraries: a chamber requiem Text by Spy Dénommé-Welch Music by Spy Dénommé-Welch & Catherine​ Magowan 45 minutes …

HATE MAIL & Irreconcilable Trolls

What happens when the entire world is given a licence to critique and can hide behind fake usernames, spoofed emails, and anonymous comment boards? What happens when the online world explodes with armchair experts and …

We Want to Paint on the Walls of the Cave (music for)

Developed by Brock University researches, faculty members, graduate students and community artists, this work blends dance, music, drama, poetry, visuals and audience participation to explore the experiences of immigrants, refugees and Indigenous peoples in Canada. We …

Sojourn

Commissioned by Signal Theatre as part of Bearing. Sojourn Text by Spy Dénommé-Welch Music by Spy Dénommé-Welch & Catherine​ Magowan 20 minutes             mezzo-soprano/alto             …

Who Killed Rock Robin?

Music commissioned by Red Dress Productions for DRIFT SEEDS, a multi-discipline, multi-sensory theatrical experience with music, dance, puppetry, installation, interaction, and elements of live audio description and integrated ASL performances. DRIFT SEEDS and Who Killed …

Bottlenecked

This work follows a drop of water through the Grand River ecosystem. It falls from the sky, joins other drops of water in a sort of party, chills out in Luther Marsh, travels the Elora …

Giizhigookwe Falls to Earth

Solo cello piece based on the story of Sky Woman. Giizhigookwe Falls to Earth by Spy Dénommé-Welch & Catherine​ Magowan 2 minutes solo cello Performance history Performing Turtle Island, University of Regina, Toronto, Ontario, September …

Spin Doctors

SPIN DOCTORS for violin, clarinet and piano examines political satire and propaganda. As with our previous works the subject of this piece responds musically to historical and contemporary issues, and resonates with a variety of …

Victorian Secrets

A theatre-cabaret piece for actors/singers with accompanying piano, Victorian Secrets draws on the aesthetics of silent film, musical theatre, parody and satire. This work is comprised of three short scenes (vignettes) and explores constructs of …

Bike Rage

Ever find yourself caught in gridlock, or having to weave your way through downtown traffic? Are you frustrated when you see a motorist texting in their lap, or a cyclist blowing through a red? Bike …

Professor Quack & Grunt

Hailed by none other than himself as the single greatest living orator of all time, Professor Quack, and his assistant Grunt, are the Original Thinkers credited for advancing globalization through the use of Morse code …

Deux Poèmes Sur La Formation Des Glaces

This piece was composed as a musical response to the delay of ice forming in northern Canada, which has prevented polar bears from being able to hunt for food. While polar bears have been gathering at …

Giiwedin

GIIWEDIN is set at a time when Indigenous peoples, and specifically Indigenous women, had their legal rights and political autonomy striped away. In effect, Indigenous sovereignty was systemically de-centered and eroded, ultimately displacing Indigenous women …