Vancouver Sun: On SFU Woodward’s Cultural Unit

Spoke a bit about SFU Woodward’s Cultural Unit and Air India [Redacted] in a recent Vancouver Sun article:

“SFU Woodward’s is about programming and space,” she said. “Once you have the ability to bring people to it, to meet other people and to perform your work and to have space of this quality — that just helps deepen the art.”

Saklikar views the complex as a creative magnet that provides opportunities on many levels for students, artists and the public alike…

Read the full piece here

In the Rehearsal: “there’s a kind of hush around the date”

air india [redacted]: rehearsals at the Fei and Milton Wong Experimental Theatre.

Four days in: libretto and music score, text and archive, singers and composer, conductor and director, and me, the poet.

The time it takes to enter into rhythm, tone, cadence. When artists gather and do the work.

That quality of an atmosphere, built up, by delving into detail.

This afternoon, when Owen said, “then we can feel the 8th notes underneath,”

I thought about language, fluid and solid, about the power of music, about time and its dimensions.