Recent Work







  • These Layers That Surround Us – Ooligan Press.
    • A short essay about the writing of “the next growing season” a poem memorializing the death of Canadian workers; includes audio file of poem being read.
  •  Poets and the Social Self – SFU Vancity Office of Community Engagement.
    • 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.
  • Audio samples of collaborative works in progress, children of air india, the song cycle – Art Song Lab.
    • 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.