We chatted with Tim McLaughlin, the photographer behind the image for The Indigo Project.
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?
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.
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?
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.
FROM THE INNER BREATH TO THE MUSIC
By Vittorio Ghielmi
Heirloom IV (Adore), detail, by Dina Torrans
Cellist Keiran Campbell with Tafelmusik Chamber Choir. Photo by Dahlia Katz.
Contrails by Laura Millard
In keeping with our 2019/20 Season theme of “old meets new” we are thrilled to share the work of some of Canada’s and the world’s most exciting contemporary artists as part of our season campaign.
These stunning images were chosen to complement both the season theme and the theme of each individual concert. We chatted with Laura Millard, the photographer behind the image for Gone with the Winds.