By Unsettled Scores / On

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 Gorge and rides the Grand River…at its grandest. It comes to rest in ground water, where it is rudely awakened, kidnapped, imprisoned, processed, and sold. 

by Spy Dénommé-Welch & Catherine​ Magowan

10 minutes
2 flutes, bassoon, strings, keyboard, toy cash register

Performance history
March 5, 2017: Nota Bene Baroque Players (St. John the Evangelist Church, Kitchener, ON)
November 22, 2017: Nota Bene Baroque Players (Wesley Church, Cambridge, ON)
November 25, 2017: Nota Bene Baroque Players (Calvary United Church, St. Jacobs, ON)
July 11, 2019: Brott Music Festival (FirstOntario Concert Hall, Hamilton, ON)
October 20, 2023: Sinfonia Ancaster (Ancaster Memorial Arts Centre, Ancaster, ON)



In the media

CBC: Orchestra’s musical land acknowledgment to feature works from 3 Indigenous composers
The Hamilton Spectator: Sinfonia Ancaster presents “Land Acknowledgement” concert
Beyond James: Sinfonia Ancaster Connects Land and Community in Season Opening Concert
The Experimental Leader: Harmonizing Leadership and Music (podcast)