Esprit Orchestra, Conducted by Alex Pauk, Presents: NORTH/WHITE

November 28, 2018
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Anna Thorvaldsdottir (Iceland)                               Dreaming (2008)*
Alexina Louie (Canada)                                               Take the Dog Sled (2008)
R. Murray Schafer (Canada)                                     North/White (1973)

Alex Pauk – conductor
Evie Mark and Akinisie Sivuarapik - Inuit throat singers

*Canadian Premiere

In North/White, a snowmobile in the percussion section is counterbalanced by Schafer’s sonic portrayal of the mythic, splendid, indestructible idea of North – spacious, pure, temptationless. Louie’s Take the Dog Sled captures the joy, tenderness and energy of life in the North, the mystical quality of the land and the humour of the Inuit through its embrace of original throat songs by a Western instrumental ensemble. Thorvaldsdottir’s Dreaming, a refined, meditative, richly detailed musical embroidery, is like a mysterious shifting landscape bringing time to a halt – like in dreams.

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