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February 2020

 
Feb 27, 2020

Get to know Tim McLaughlin, the photographer behind The Indigo Project

Portrait of Tim McLaughlin and his image titled With Feet of Blue.

We chatted with Tim McLaughlin, the photographer behind the image for The Indigo Project.

Feb 26, 2020

Meet the Panelists of Art, Religion, and Culture: Bach and St John Passion

Bach’s St John Passion, is one of the great masterpieces of Western classical music. But in more recent years, it’s also been known as controversial, specifically for its text, drawn in part from the Gospel of John, which are often criticized as anti-Semitic. How can we reflect on this work carefully, critically, and with nuance?

Feb 25, 2020

The Local Threads of The Indigo Project

Indigo Quilt by Marc Garneau students. Photo by Dahlia Katz.
Photo credit: Dahlia Katz

One of the most exciting aspects of The Indigo Project has been the participation of secondary school students in the GTA. Students have been involved in both artistic and musical activities.

Feb 21, 2020

Get to know vocalist Suba Sankaran

We are thrilled to welcome world/fusion vocalist Suba Sankaran to the Tafelmusik stage in The Indigo Project. Suba has composed and produced music for theatre, film, radio, and dance. She currently teaches in the jazz department at Humber College, co-directs Toronto’s City Choir, is artistic associate at Confluence Concerts, and is co-sound designer, composer, and performer with Why Not Theatre/Shaw Festival’s upcoming production of the epic story, Mahabharata. We sat down with Suba to learn a bit more about her and her music-making.

Tafelmusik: How are you preparing for this concert?

Feb 20, 2020

Behind the Musik: The Indigo Project

The Indigo Project. With Feet of Blue by Tim McLaughlin, MAIWA

By Alison Mackay, program creator

The Indigo Project is an exploration in music, words, and images of the influence of indigo dye on the culture and economy of Europe and India in the 17th and 18th centuries.

Feb 6, 2020

Behind the Musik: Dreaming Jupiter

FROM THE INNER BREATH TO THE MUSIC

By Vittorio Ghielmi

Feb 4, 2020

Get to know Dina Torrans, the artist behind Dreaming Jupiter

Heirloom IV (Adore), detail, by Dina Torrans
Heirloom IV (Adore), detail, by Dina Torrans