Stephen Tchir talks transitions and timbres – curious arts

UAlberta musicology grad charts new path with The Provincial Archive The stars must have been aligned. Somehow, at eight in the morning, I convinced musician Stephen Tchir to sit down to discuss his past four months or so of activity. “It’s too early,” he jokes at one point on an outrageously cold Edmonton morning, trying … Read moreStephen Tchir talks transitions and timbres – curious arts

The Roxy Theatre – curious arts

Artists and audiences made it together On January 13, we woke up to the shocking news that Edmonton had lost the Roxy Theatre. Heather Zwicker, a professor of English at the University of Alberta and a volunteer on Make Something Edmonton’s activation board, wrote a poignant post for Make Something Edmonton’s blog, reflecting on what … Read moreThe Roxy Theatre – curious arts

How to: Perform new music – curious arts

Contemporary saxophonist Allison Balcetis shares expert advice on playing new compositions The Studio Theatre rehearsal schedule consistently has a full tech week in the Timms Centre built into the production schedule but it is quite typical for tech time to be far more compressed. For instance, the artists performing in the Department of Music’s faculty … Read moreHow to: Perform new music – curious arts