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The Indigo Project

 
Apr 5, 2020

Suba Sankaran & Trichy Sankaran in The Indigo Project, excerpt

Hard to believe a month has already passed since we premiered The Indigo Project. Whether you missed (or just miss!) this concert, here's an excerpt featuring world/fusion vocalist Suba Sankaran and her father, world-renowned master percussionist Trichy Sankaran.

 

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 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.

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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.

Jun 18, 2019

Tafelmusik 2019/20 campaign showcases the work of contemporary artists

By Sarah Baumann, Marketing Director

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. Here is a bit about the featured artists, along with links to their websites if you’d like to learn more.

Mar 20, 2019

The Indigo Project: Alison Mackay’s new concert explores the vast implications of a powerful blue dye

The Indigo Project, created by Alison Mackay. Concert image, Feet of Blue, by Tim McLaughlin, MAIWA.
Feet of Blue, by Tim McLaughlin, MAIWA

By Alison Mackay, program creator