SCA | Quick News | May 22, 2020

It's Ailen Pod!

A group of SCA music students have just released a new album, Merchants of Venus, as Alien Pod, with Aysha Dulong (Electronics), Ben Berardini (Banjo, Bongos, Cymbal, Tam-Tam), Cindy Kao (Violin), Daniel Blackie (Accordion, Cast iron pans, Guitar, Linolium flooring, Mandolin, Synth, Transducers, Wood blocks), Sam Meadahl (Blabah box, Guitar), and Sebastián Ortiz-Cruz (Electronics, 808 Drum Rack). Listen now at Bandcamp.

María Escolán in B

Don't miss SCA Theatre Performance student María Escolán in Rumble Theatre's FREE (with RSVP) online show "B" by Guillermo Calderón, which runs May 21 – 24, 2020. Full info HERE.

Koochakzadeh-Yazdi's Little Chamber Music

Watch SCA student composer Kimia Koochakzadeh-Yazdi perform a Little Chamber Music "Isolation Commission" for Music on Main. Watch it HERE. If you like what you hear (like we do!), make sure to check out her SoundCloud page for more.

Get Silent with Sammy

SCA alumni Sammy Chien is part of a one day, pay-what-you-can online "silent" retreat, this Sunday, May 24, 2020, from 9:00 AM – 7:00 PM. Info and RSVP HERE.

SCA at the Leos

The 2020 Leo Awards nominees have been announced and we're happy (if not surprised) to see many SCA folks listed, including Thomas Billingsley (Best Cinematography: Motion Picture for "The Curse of Willow Song"), Graham Talbot and Nelson Talbot (Best Cinematography: Motion Picture for "William" and Best Cinematography: Short Drama for "Alien-Ore"), Asim Nuraney (Best Editing: Motion Picture for "William"), Kailey Spear and Sam Spear (Best Director & Best Screenwriting: Short Drama for "Alien-Ore"), Daniel Jeffery (Best Editing: Short Drama for "Alien-Ore"), Liz Cairns and Sophie Jarvis (Best Production Design: Short Drama for "The Seahorse Trainer"), and Tyson Hepburn (Best Information, Lifestyle, or Reality Series for "Rust Valley Restorers", Best Direction: Information, Lifestyle, or Reality Series for "Rust Valley Restorers" (episode: Blast from the Past), and Best Direction: Information, Lifestyle, or Reality Series for "Rust Valley Restorers" (episode: Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde)). Read all the nominees HERE.

One Page of Dai

Vancouver New Music will be presenting a series of One-Page Score performances, including the work of multi-talented SCA (just close) alumni Howard Dai. Find out more HERE.

Joni Cheung goes Anti-Social

SCA Visual Art alumni Joni Cheung is presenting an interactive text piece in the online exhibition Yactac Virtual Art Exhibition "Anti-Social" on May 30, 2020, from 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM (PST). Full info and Zoom link HERE.