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In the Rehearsal: day one, singing the archive

At the Wong Theatre, SFU WW: the score is in concert pitch (Jurgen Simpson); the singers are Canadian countertenor Daniel Cabena, bass Alexander Dobson, and soprano Tharanga Goonetilleke (New York) with Vancouver soprano Heather Pawsey and pianst Kinsa, conducted by Owen Underhill, under the direction of Tom Creed.

This is air india [redacted], live and unplugged. And then there’s media artist, John Galvin, with whom I enter, again, the archive: spreading out along the wood benches, Wong Theatre perimeter, my thirty-year collection: frayed newspaper clippings, the smell of old printer’s ink…during afternoon rehearsal, when Tom walks us through Jurgen’s score, I leave the documents in John’s care. Three decades worth of–

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