Commissioned by New Music Edmonton for its 2020-21 No Normal Season with the generous assistance of The Edmonton Arts Council
As people who are generally anxious, once the pandemic hit, anxiety spiked. This piece offers a journey past another world flying in an expanse far from the germs, through the germs? Definitely away from the germs. We remember surfaces all so smooth that nothing can land, surfaces that never truly existed in the landscape that was waiting to unfold. We have been anxiously reading study after study, noting first how the virus can live on surfaces and how it can be suspended in the air and enter the body through the eyes. With an acute awareness of the particles swirling around us, will we lose focus on the waves crashing nearer and nearer.
Thank you to our generous sponsors and funders who make our programming possible: Edmonton Arts Council, SOCAN Foundation, Alberta Gaming, Liquor and Cannabis Commission (AGLC), Canada Council for the Arts, Alberta Foundation for the Arts, City of Edmonton, Canadian Heritage, Business / Arts
This season, we are commissioning art that reflects the issues of our time, and are delivering free digital programming to ensure access for everyone. You can help us out by donating the price of a concert ticket, a festival pass, or a season pass. You can donate through Canada Helps (https://www.canadahelps.org/en/dn/49029) or find more information on our website.