RADAR explores the conceptual idea of a palindrome, and the notion of being targeted while invisible. This piece is a musical response to the violence experienced by Indigenous people, particularly Indigenous women, Two-Spirit, and Trans-identified persons.

RADAR is a companion piece to Contraries: a chamber requiem to create a full concert experience.

RADAR’s use of space and crunchy sonorities were haunting.

– Dylan Langan, Vera Causa Opera

Music by Spy Dénommé-Welch & Catherine​ Magowan

30 minutes
            1 x oboe
            1 x bassoon
            1 x horn
            1 x bass trombone
            1 x guitar
            1 x timpani

Performance history

RADAR by Spy Dénommé-Welch & Catherine Magowan at FirstOntario Performing Arts Centre, September 7, 2019
  • September 7, 2019: Celebration of Nations Festival (Partridge Hall, First Ontario Performing Arts Centre, St. Catharines)
    • Director: Spy Dénommé-Welch
    • Music Director: Catherine Magowan
    • Assistant Music Director: Benjamin Stein
    • Knowledge Carrier: Jean Becker
    • Instruments: Colin Maier, Kevin Harris, Iris Krizmanic, Justin McLean, Benjamin Stein, Laura Savage
  • September 30, 2022: National Day for Truth and Reconciliation commemorative concert (Paul Davenport Theatre, University of Western Ontario, London)
    • Director: Spy Dénommé-Welch
    • Music Director: Catherine Magowan
    • Instruments: Shelley Heron, Julie Shier, Ronald George, Denis Jiron, Mike Pare, Jill Ball