FEATURE | Why A Group Of Classical Musicians Decided It Was Time To Sing
Acquired Taste is a choral community of musicians built around the idea that music ought to be about the joy and not the judgement.
CAPTAIN SENSIBLE | Exploring The Musical Saw Scene
Researching the music saw was like diving into a parallel universe. Not only did I discover a whole sub-culture of musical saw enthusiasts, I learned about an entirely different instrument classification system.
THE MORNING AFTER | Hello, Isabel
I spent most of the ride to Kingston trying to control my blinking. I don’t want to scare people. They already expect weird things from journalists, but I always maintain high standards of appearance and behaviour to correct the stereotype of us as boozing half-starved apes. Unfortunately I had been up until dawn drinking and digging for beetles to eat. And now it was raining. Or I was crying, I’m not sure. Functionally non-human, I hurtled towards Kingston in a grey damp tunnel. It was hopeless—there was nothing to look forward to, the concert was Ravel and Schumann with Dvorak after for those who endured the first half. If I had been able to stand up, I should have thrown myself from the train.
FEATURE | A Musical “Skol” In honour Of Norway’s National Holiday
Toronto Norwegians celebrate Norway's National Holiday with a concert of Edvard Grieg's lesser-known works.
SCHMOPERA | Are You Still an Artist If You Can't Make a Living?
In the last few weeks, a recurring topic has come up among my artist friends. The crux of the issue can actually be boiled down to one question: are you still an artist if you can't survive on your artist income?...
FEATURE | Hearing For Music Lovers, Part Two: Lively Listening
It’s time to put listening fitness on the agenda. Part two in our series about hearing for music lovers, we look at the difference between hearing and listening.
CAPTAIN SENSIBLE | Doubling – A Useful Skill Or Another Expensive Instrument To Buy?
Doubling on a second instrument is undoubtedly cool and can make you a more versatile player, but how useful is it really?
CD REVIEW | Soprano Suzie LeBlanc launches CD inspired by Acadian Christmas songs
You’ll want to dance when you hear these tunes! Suzie LeBlanc says of her new CD of Christmas music titled, La Veillée de Noël (Christmas Eve) out this past Tuesday, October 14.
Fiddle or voice, music is an inseparable part of the Acadian cultural tradition. In the Maritimes, old French songs ring out like heirlooms moving across generations as seamlessly as the Nova Scotia fog belt.