Spy recipient of New Frontiers in Research Fund from SSHRC

By Unsettled Scores / On / In Blog post, News

Unsettled Scores Artistic Director Dr. Spy Dénommé-Welch has been announced as a recipient of the New Frontiers in Research Fund for his project “Sonic Coordinates: Decolonizing through land-based music composition!”  This award was created to generate opportunities for early career researchers to conduct high-risk, high-reward and interdisciplinary research, and build strength and leadership in interdisciplinary and transformative research.

More information about Dr. Spy’s research project, “Sonic Coordinates: Decolonizing through land-based music composition,” can be found on the Brock University website.

Congratulations Spy!!

Week two (Mskomini Giizis Residency)

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Directors and design team discuss ideas

As we moved into week two of our Mskomini Giizis Residency with Native Earth Performing Arts we were very excited to begin working with our director, Moynan King, and our designers Jay Havens (sets), Samay Arcentales Cajas (projections) and Kinoo Arcentales (costumes), as well as our stage manager, Heather Kilner!

As a team we’re having a great time teasing out the dramatic and comedic elements of this opera, as well as envisioning how it could be presented in a full production. We are thankful for everyone’s contributions as they fearlessly explore the work and experiment with us.

Singers Joanna Burt, Conlin Delbaere-Sawchuk and Alejandra Nuñez work on blocking

Week three will start to incorporate the instruments, as well as the design elements which, until now, have been in the planning and conceptualizing stages! 

One week down (Mskomini Giizis Residency)

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We have just finished our first week of the Mskomini Giizis Residency at Native Earth Performing Arts, and are so thankful to be able to work with such amazing musicians (and dogs)! Next week we will start working with director Moynan King, as well as our design team and stage manager on integrating the non-musical aspects of this opera.

Joanna Burt, Alejandra Nuñez, Nicole Joy-Fraser, Conlin Delbaere-Sawchuk, Benjamin Stein
Dduk guk and Maeve