From L-R Gregory Oh, Marian Newman, Ceinwen Gobert, Brandon Oakes, Louis Laberge-Côté; Photo by Dahlia Katz, used courtesy of Signal Theatre

Commissioned by Signal Theatre as part of Bearing.

Text by Spy Dénommé-Welch
Music by Spy Dénommé-Welch & Catherine​ Magowan

20 minutes
            violin 1
            violin 2
            violin 3
            double bass

Performance history


  • 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
    • Vocalist: Deantha Edmunds
    • Instruments: Joseph Lanza, Gillian Yang, Menelaos Menelaou, Meika Sonntag, Thomas Wiebe, Jude Melanson, Jill Ball


Development history

  • December 5 – 6, 2016: workshop (Signal Theatre, Canadian Opera Company, Joey and Toby Tanenbaum Opera Centre)
    • Text by Spy Dénommé-Welch
    • Music by Spy Dénommé-Welch & Catherine Magowan
    • Music Director: Gregory Oh
    • Performers: Marion Newman, Bethany Bergman, Sarah Fraser Raff, Sharon Lee, Mary-Katharin Finch, Csaba Koczó, Ryan Scott)