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    by  • March 26, 2012 • digital, Solo, video, viola • 0 Comments

    Lakeside is a piece for solo viola, digital soundscape and digital video (10:00).  It  honours the life and legacy of the late Leonard Leacock, and was created as part of Mount Royal University’s Centennial Celebrations.

    Leonard Leacock was an accomplished composer, pianist, and photographer, but his greatest achievement was enriching the lives of generations of Mount Royal Conservatory students by giving them piano lessons, during a tenure that spanned seven decades.  In keeping with Leacock’s dedication to educating young people, several talented Conservatory students recorded contributions to the soundscape of the piece: Caroline Kim, Clio Mawdsley, Krishan Power, Scott Ross-Molyneux, and Natalie Wiebe.

    The solo viola part was performed by Gabe Kastelic.

    Four Calgary artists collaborated to create Lakeside: visual artists Mirian Fabijan and Oli
    Siska, and sound composers George Fenwick and Laurie Radford.  Through the creative process, the artists have paid homage to Mr. Leacock’s lasting contribution to the Mount Royal Conservatory, and to the
    cultural life of Calgary.  The piece was premiered in September, 2011.

    [mp3j track=”Lakeside@16_Lakeside.mp3″ ]


    Frank Slide, Alberta

    by  • March 26, 2012 • Choral, chorus, mezzo-Soprano, Solo, voice • 0 Comments

    for SATB chorus with Mezzo-soprano soloist (5:00) Text by Aislinn Hunter

    Everyone who has driven through the Crowsnest Pass in Southwestern Alberta knows about the incredible devastation caused by the Frank Slide.

    The Geological Survey of Canada website says this about the event:

    Failure occurred at 4:30 am, April 29, 1903, when 30...

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