unheard

2018
March 23, 2018 | Canadian Music Centre, Vancouver, BC
March 24, 2018 | Chali-Rosso Gallery, Vancouver, BC
Featuring the Vancouver premiere of Jeffrey Ryan’s a cappella Unheard songs with poetry by Vancouver Poet Laureate Rachel Rose.

A potent blend of solo vocal works, art photography, and performative costuming giving voice to the stories of unheard women.

Throughout millennia there is a void. It is a woman’s place. Her actions are critical yet, when her function is served, she disappears while the story celebrates the male hero. Her voice is discouraged, intimidated, silenced. Unheard.

Soprano Heather Pawsey performs unheard, a multimedia evening of new works for solo voice from Canadian composers which explores the silenced stories of unheard women in literature, history, and mythology. Partially staged and framed within compelling photographs by artist Maggie MacPherson, with ritualistic performative costuming by Diane Park, unheard features the Vancouver premiere of Jeffrey Ryan’s Unheard songs with poetry by Vancouver Poet Laureate Rachel Rose.

March 23, 2018 – Canadian Music Centre, Vancouver, BC
March 24, 2018 – Chali-Rosso Gallery, Vancouver, BC
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March 23 concert gratefully co-presented with CMC BC
March 24 concert generously sponsored by Chali-Rosso Gallery

 

PERFORMERS

DIANE PARK, performative costuming
HEATHER PAWSEY, soprano

CONTRIBUTING ARTIST
MAGGIE MACPHERSON, photographic portraits
PRODUCTION
STEFAN ZUBOVIC, lighting
PROGRAM

AS ORDINARY AS STARS – Jennifer Butler
THE ARIA OF THE PRINCESS FROM THE PRINCESS OF THE STARS – R. Murray Schafer
OFF THE VOICE – Anna Pidgorna
YASODHARA – UNHEARD – Jeffrey Ryan *
PERSEPHONE – UNHEARD – Jeffrey Ryan *
DAPHNE – UNHEARD – Jeffrey Ryan *
SHAMHAT – UNHEARD – Jeffrey Ryan *

* PREMIERE

GENEROUSLY SUPPORTED BY:
City of Vancouver Cultural Services
BC Arts Council
Canadian Music Centre
Chali-Rosso Gallery

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