I recently returned from an amazing 10-day workshop with Richard Armstrong in Banff. The International Voice Workshops have been running at the Banff Centre for many many years. The last time I attended was in 2001, then worked privately with Richard in NYC in 2002, then he & I kept missing each other through my travels.
My piece “interchange” has been chosen as one of the pieces on the 60×60 Canadian Concert Mix this year. Below is a list of composers and upcoming performances. Continue reading
Please request my entry for this year’s 60×60 project today!
title of piece: interchange
composer: Lia Pas (that’s pronounced “pass” as in “pass the salt please!”)
Husk, a collaborative chapbook project by Ed Pas (who I happen to be married to) and I, is being launched by JackPine Press 18 June 2008 in Saskatoon.
Husk is a being, a voice, a page that turns, a seed, a transformation. In Husk, Ed and Lia Pas have collaboratively created the tale of an uncanny being. Lia’s sound-influenced text and Ed’s surreal drawings recount—with a touch of dark humour—an evocative tale of visceral, organic metamorphosis.
An exquisite object, this book includes eighteen colour images with integrated text, printed on cotton rag paper and bound in a Japanese style with waxed linen thread.
I’m the featured poet this Sunday at the 7th “Tonight it’s Poetry” reading.
June 1, 2008 – 8pm
Flint Bar – 259 2nd Ave South, Saskatoon
I’m very excited to be reading at this year’s League of Canadian Poets event in Saskatoon. My energy is still somewhat low, but is coming back with regular rest breaks throughout the day. Though I’m not up to actually performing yet, a poetry reading is something I feel I can handle. Continue reading
I just got an email from Rob Voisey of Vox Novus about recent updates to the 60×60 site. The most exciting part is an integrated grid of video pieces by Zlatko Cosic mixed especially for the 60×60 Midwest Minutes. My piece between is #40 in the grid. You can work your way through the videos by clicking on them or follow this link to the video for my piece.
In my recovery I’ve been reading a lot: online and books. I am trying to keep up with my “professional” reading as well as some reading for enjoyment. However, being a multidisicplinary artist my professional reading includes reading about music, writing, theatre, movement, and performance art. That makes for a lot of reading.
An issue that keeps coming up with much of this reading is the idea of specialization. Being a multidisciplinary artist I have mixed feelings about specialization in a creative practice. Continue reading
I have finally bought myself a keyboard! It is, as the title says, a Yamaha DGX 620 and it is a lovely thing. A picture and specs can be found here. Though it is considerably heavier than my last keyboard I am willing to put up with the excess weight for the touch-sensitive weighted keys and built-in 350+ sounds. Continue reading
Ed and I are collaborating on a chapbook with Jackpine Press. The launch date is June 2008 and yes, there will be another reminder leading up to the launch. Continue reading