Dimanche, Octobre 15, 2017
Titre de l'événement: Kamancello Album Release

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Kamancello Album Release

Doors at 8:30 p.m., Show at 9 p.m.
$10 in advance, $10 at the door

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by wilbeau
on July 20, 2016

I believe we have to rehearse differently depending on our state of mind. In order to process lots of data effectively we must be alert and have the necessary energy to do so. For this reason learning new pieces or new habits requires more energy while reviewing older pieces takes less.

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by wilbeau
on June 30, 2016

…from nests the owls called…” Linda Hogan

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by wilbeau
on June 15, 2016

“…Can you bring me to the place
where the pollen is now the light…” Linda Hogan

At its best, art can be transformative: a painting can make us look at the world in a new way; a poem can capture thoughts that rattled around in our heads without coherence. Music is sometimes at its best when it is hardly noticed like in a great film. One of my colleagues referred to Lawrence Of Arabia, a film that opens with seven minutes of landscape panoramas. The music captures our minds, and lets us float through the scenes.

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by wilbeau
on April 23, 2016

Sometimes there is a bit of shame, in the last few weeks I have been practicing and recording improvisations. When you are trying ideas for the first time peculiar things happen. Today for example, playing along with my eyes closed I could have sworn my fingers were at the 2nd fret but they were really at the 5th. Other times I began to play a line that was clear for the first few notes then got fuzzy, resulting in lots of clicks and confusion. At times I have taken the Miles Davis approach – “there are no mistakes”. I just repeat the click and try to make it a feature of the passage.

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by wilbeau
on March 7, 2016

I had a very special experience while playing a concert on the weekend: it seemed like a good idea to open with an improvisation. The spontaneous creation led straight into the first programmed work winding up on the first note of the opening piece. Something told me to wait for the nervous energy to dissipate before moving into the official program. The transition worked remarkably well, putting me right into the zone where I could give maximum expression the to programmed work.

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by wilbeau
on February 20, 2016

When I think about fast playing one of the neglected factors is the release of muscle tension after the action. Muscles move the finger but immediately release so that the finger can return to a ready position. Holding a finger with muscle tension inhibits most of the future potential movements. There is lots of room for confusion here because the commands for the movements take place almost simultaneously with the release command happening as the finger goes down. This much easier to do at
a slower rate of speed, one can see tangible results.

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by wilbeau
on January 18, 2016

At the age of 16, my guitar teacher suggested that I play at a café-fundraiser for a theatre group*. It was in the basement of a church somewhere in the central Toronto. Coming from the suburbs on a late fall night was a little scary, riding a streetcar, looking at old buildings and hoping to get off at the correct stop. Finding the church, kindly people led me to the basement where it was taking place. There were some short skits, a piano player** who accompanied some singers and lots of poetry readings.

Vendredi, Décembre 4, 2015
Titre de l'événement: Trunk Puppet NOW
  • Région: Colombie-Britannique
  • Venue / Location: Renegade Theatre, 127 East 2nd Avenue, Vancouver, BC
  • Temps: 3:18pm
  • Prix: $5-20
  • Genre: Ensembles de chambre mixtes (1-9 interprètes)
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Dec 4 and 5 @ 8pm,
Matinee Dec 5 @ 2pm*
Renegade Theatre | 127 East 2nd Ave, Vancouver
Tickets: $20 General, $10 Students ($5 member discount)

Did you hear an odd thump? What's inside the trunk? What's that strange scratching sound? A show for all ages about what happens when you dare to unlatch the Big Box of Life. What wonders, what mysteries, what hilarity -what havoc- might be unleashed? Once opened, can it ever be closed again?

Featuring:
Trunk Puppet: Peter Balkwill, Jenny Cassady, Randi Edmundson, and Teddy Ivanova from the Old Trout Puppet Workshop