Migration versus Multiculturalism

September 28 & 29, 2018 | 7:30 p.m.
Fei & Milton Wong Experimental Theatre
SFU at Goldcorp Centre for the Arts
149 W. Hastings, Vancouver V6B 1H4
Tickets available ONLINE

Note: Due to the Goldcorp Centre for the Arts lobby renovation, the SCA's venues and classrooms are only accessible via the Cordova Street courtyard entrance.

The Cambridge Music Conference is an initiative dedicated to music and healing. This evening performance features six new music commissions presented in eurythmy and contemporary dance on the theme of human migration, social dislocation, and physical displacement. The new works of music and dance hope to inspire and create social architecture through intercultural communication. We hope to develop and affirm greater sense of cultural identity and sense of belonging by redressing the unacknowledged suffering of migrants and immigrants many of whom come from war torn countries and cultures facing extinction, who, on arrival in Canada encounter social marginalization.

The program gives voice to aspects of human suffering that are often silenced. In an effort to heal our humanity the performing arts provide opportunity to give expression to unacknowledged experiences that are often not witnessed or documented. The program is in three parts with new commissions in each: First Nations Voices, European Experiences, and Contemporary Global Rhythms.

2018 Cambridge Music Conference Commissions
Where the Salmon Tumble (2018) by Squamish Elder Wendy Charbonneau
Eagle Flight (2018) by Janet Danielson
In Solitude: Midnight Moon (2018) by Evgeny Shcherbakov
StoneMetalSkin (2018) by Nigel Osborne
Limology: Swell – Flight – Limbo (2018) by Peter Nelson
Place – Displacement (2018) by Owen Underhill

Henry Daniel will be presenting nómadas (excerpts) from his Contemporary Nomads research project to accompany the premiere of three Cambridge Music Conference commissions, StoneMetalSkin by Nigel Osborne, Limology: Swell – Flight – Limbo by Peter Nelson, and Place – Displacement by Owen Underhill, all performed by Fringe Percussion. A trailer video for nómadas (excerpts), produced by videographer Asad Yahya, is embedded below.  

Please see the Cambridge Music Conference website for complete details.

Migration versus Multiculturalism is organized and produced by Elizabeth Carmack's Cambridge Music Conference, with generous support from the School for the Contemporary Arts (SCA) at Simon Fraser University (SFU).

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