TEN NIGHTS IN TORONTO

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Ten Nights in Toronto /// Jason Collett’s Courtyard Review at Luminato

Hi Friends,

I’ve already started training my circadian rhythm to ignore / supplant itself for the sake of ten imminent, unforeseeable nights.

The tradition of the Courtyard Review is one of secrecy, so we can’t tell you names or precise details, but we can give you glimpses. As an audience member you will take an oath of confidentiality. You will hear secrets. And you will see us metal detect the air in search of improvised musical responses to / treatments for people’s deepest quandaries. We will be joined by Philipe Melanson.

Snowblink presents The Treatment for the Courtyard Review
June 19-28
10:30 pm
Festival Hub at David Pecaut Square
TORONTO
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See you nightly,
Daniela + Snowblink

PS
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CANADA IN CALIFORNIA

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Hi Friends,

This is a very impromptu house concert inspired by the fact that a very crucial corner of our Canadian music family is in LA as we speak. We thought it a shame to have them all pass through without telling LA some Toronto secrets. Come find out why they are all here (Ke$ha and Big $ur may be involved).

Our friends Amy and Josh have offered their home in South Pasadena as the meeting place. Sunday February 8th, Seven pm. Spend the day at the rose bowl flea market then come by. There will be informal, short sets by:

SNOWBLINK
THOMAS* (dear Thom had to fly home to Toronto – he will be missed!)
BERNICE
THE WEATHER STATION
THE HIDDEN CAMERAS

with special guests Johnny Spence, Phil Melanson, and others.

RSVP to
amy.wingfong@gmail.com, cc snowblinksendsregards@gmail.com
for the address.

Sunshine and snow, Rochambeau.

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Daniela + Snowblink

HYDRA / SNOWBLINK SUMMER SHOWS

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HYDRA / SNOWBLINK summer shows
Hi, 

This winter made us wait a long time for some warmth. It’s time to enjoy. See you there, starting tonight. 

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DANIELA + SNOWBLINK
H Y D R A

FRIDAY JUNE 6TH / THE DRAKE / TORONTO / 8PM
SUNDAY JUNE 8TH / ARTS & CRAFTS’ FIELD TRIP / TORONTO / 4.30PM
SATURDAY JULY 5TH / MARIPOSA FESTIVAL / ORILLIA, ON / 8PM
FRIDAY JULY 25TH / HILLSIDE FESTIVAL / GUELPH, ON 
SATURDAY JULY 26TH / INTERSTELLAR RODEO / EDMONTON, AB

S N O W B L I N K
SATURDAY JUNE 7TH / BASEMENT REVIEW AT EDWARD DAY GALLERY / TORONTO / 11PM
SUNDAY JULY 20TH / RIVER AND SKY FESTIVAL / SUDBURY, ON / 12PM

STAND CLEAR OF THE CLOSING DOORS

We recorded a cover of a Mexican psalm, Salmo 32, that is featured in the closing credits of our friends Sam Fleischner and Rose Lichter-Marck’s new film, Stand Clear of the Closing Doors (winner of the special Jury Prize at the Tribeca Film Festival). Look for it in theaters this summer. 

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RETURNING CURRENT : second installment

A collaboration with celebrated Bioacoustics researcher Katy Payne that explores the songs and soundings of two of the largest broadcasting mammals through a choir of human voices.

5.9.2014

7:30 pm

$7 all ages

The Berkeley Art Museum
as part of The Possible  exhibition and L@te
Berkeley CA
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featuring Katy Payne, Daniela Gesundheit, Terri Loewenthal, Meara O’Reilly, David Wilson, Kacey Johansing, Dan Goldman, Mary Elizabeth Yarbrough, Rumi Koshino, Aubrey Trinnaman, Brian Tester, Grace Kiriakos, Matt Baldwin, and Gautam Tejas Ganeshan

See previous post for more details

RETURNING CURRENT

Katy Payne's Spectogram reading of humpback whale songs from Bermuda in 1974 + 1975.

Katy Payne’s Spectogram reading of humpback whale songs from Bermuda in 1974 + 1975.

A collaboration with celebrated acoustic biologist Katy Payne that explores the songs and soundings of two of the largest broadcasting mammals

2.22.2014 eight pm at the music gallery in toronto, ontario . part of the new world series. 

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featuring Katy Payne, Daniela Gesundheit, Alex Samaras, Anne Bourne, Felicity Williams, Robin Dann, Ryan Brouwer, Leslie Feist, Alanna Stuart, Doug Tielli, Ivy Mairi, Isla Craig, Thom Gill, Dan Goldman, Steven Foster, and Alex Lukashevsky

5.9.2014 at the berkeley art museum in berkeley, california .

part of the possible. 

More info TBA.

 

Dear Friends,

I’m very excited to let you know about an upcoming project that has been in the works for a few years now. Set in motion by simultaneous invitations from two Davids (David Dacks, Artistic Director at the Music Gallery in Toronto and David Wilson – Bay Area artist, former Snowblink member, and curator of The Possible, currently on exhibition at the Berkeley Art Museum), Returning Current is a look into the vocalizations of some of the largest living mammals (humpback whales and African elephants) to see what we might discover about group identity, distance, competition, innovation, and empathy.

Returning Current is the result of a few years of correspondence and collaboration with celebrated Bioacoustics researcher Katy Payne. Originally trained in both music and biology at Cornell University in the late 1950’s, Katy’s professional work and contributions have all stemmed from original discoveries at the intersection of these fields. Her most notable findings include the changing songs of Humpback Whales (an example of non-human cultural evolution) and infrasonic long-distance communication among African elephants.

Moved by her remarkable capacity for listening, her myriad accomplishments and discoveries, and feeling a long-time connection to both of the animals that she had devoted her life to studying and protecting, I apprenticed myself to her to see what we might find together. After weekends spent by her wood stove in Ithaca, NY, we arrived at the idea for an interactive performance that weaves her stirring lecture and storytelling about her findings with the voices of a choir of singers trained in the principles of whale “composition” and long distance elephant communication.

For the Toronto edition, the project expanded to include Alex Samaras and Anne Bourne, and then the voices of fifteen notable Toronto singers. The Returning Current choir features

Felicity Williams, Robin Dann, Ryan Brouwer, Leslie Feist, Alanna Stuart, Doug Tielli, Ivy Mairi, Isla Craig, Thom Gill, Dan Goldman, Steven Foster, and Alex Lukashevsky

The material emerged over the course of a few weeks in a spirit of experimentation and collaboration. We are eager to share what we have found with you.

I will send more information about the Berkeley Art Museum performance a little later down the line – if you are on the west coast, consider this a Save the Date, and in the meantime, get your hands/eyes/ears on The Possible and all of its attendant events and happenings over the next few months. We will see you in the main gallery in no time.

Looking forward to charting this new territory with you all.

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Daniela + Snowblink

 

 

SUMMER TOUR DATES

The weather is finally perfect. How do you say “hold still” in weather language?

We are about to head outside to mingle music with these summer breezes. Will you join us? We will be bringing new songs and new friends, including (at various times) Felicity Williams, Steven Foster (Doldrums, Donlands & Mortimer, Om House), Barbara Gruska (The Belle Brigade), and Samantha Sidley.

With sunhats and bronzy shoulders – xsnowblink

Full tour schedule and ticket info here.

7/28 HILLSIDE FESTIVAL GUELPH, ON

8/3 SAPPY FESTIVAL SACKVILLE, NB

8/7 BANFF CENTRE FOR THE ARTS W/ FEIST BANFF, AB

8/14 SUMMERWORKS PRESENTS AT THE BLK BOX TORONTO, ON

8/17 ARBORETUM ARTS FESTIVAL OTTAWA, ON