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Calgary composer Vincent Ho's Juno-nominated composition inspired by environmental science, Inuit culture

Calgary composer Vincent Ho's Juno-nominated composition inspired by environmental science, Inuit culture

mars 15, 2019
National

"It may be hard to imagine now, but Vincent Ho says he was initially reluctant to take the life-altering trip that would ultimately inspire his Juno-nominated composition, Arctic Symphony.

In 2008, he was asked by prominent environmental scientist David Barber of the University of Manitoba to visit the Arctic as part of a unique “artist on board” program, which the scientist hoped would provide some artistic material to coincide with a 2009 world climate-change conference in Copenhagen. At best, Ho was cynical about the idea in general. Having just started his tenure as the composer-in-residence for the Winnipeg Symphony Orchestra, the now Calgary-based musician also thought he was far too busy to go floating about the Arctic..."

calgaryherald.com

Compositeurs apparentés : Vincent Chee-Yung Ho