Poetry – Literary Review of Canada, March 2014 issue
Invocations – Virginia Woolf and the Common(wealth) reader
The essays in this collection, including keynote addresses by Rosemary Ashton, Paul Delany, Christine Froula, Mary Ann Gillies, Sonita Sarker, and Jane Stafford, reflect upon “common(wealth)” as a constructed entity, one that necessarily embodies tensions between the communal and individual, traditional culture and emergent forms, indigenous people and colonial powers, and literary insiders and outsiders.
Extended talk and interaction with W.Compton, M. Turner, and J. Arnott: a framing of Air India in context of socially engaged work. Curated by R. Saklikar; includes audio clip of electronic soundscape and reading of selected children of air india exhibits, in collaboration with composer John Oliver. Reflections by Michael Turner and Joanne Arnott.
In 2012, R. Saklikar began collaborating with Canadian and American composers, to create a song cycle for children of air india in the tradition of the art song. The incubator for this work is and was a talented group of composers and musicians at Art Song Lab (2012/2013).
In 2013, generously supported by the British Columbia Arts Council, the Vancouver International Song Institute and the Canadian Music Centre, collaboration continued with composer Sandy V.A. Moore: possible song cycle opera; and composer John Oliver, electronic soundscapes and readings.
Soundscapes and music available from sound cloud. As they are works in progress, author permission is required for access.