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Ensemble

Duo
 
Background

Employment History

Board Memberships and Affiliations

  • Founder
    Duo

Education

  • University of California at Berkeley
  • University of Toronto
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Robert Minden Duo
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Robert MINDEN’s background in diverse disciplines inform his work as a storyteller, composer, photographer and teacher. After studying classical piano and composition at the Royal Conservatory of Music, Toronto he went on to pursue a career in sociology. He is a graduate of the University of Toronto and the University of California at Berkeley. As a sociologist, he taught at several universities. In 1970 he accepted the position of visiting assistant professor of sociology at the University Of California at Santa Cruz.
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Nancy WALKER creates the art work and graphics for the on going endeavors of Robert Minden and Carla Hallett.
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Walker, not being a musician herself, also takes great pride in the fact that Minden and Hallett actually use some of her musical ideas.
Robert Minden Duo:school performances
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Robert Minden and Carla Hallett
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Robert and Carla work together seamlessly in a performance that was perfectly paced and appealed equally to students from Kindergarten to Grade 7. ...the Duo's work contains a highly positive message: Music is joyful and uplifting, everyone can do it, and the sounds are to be found all around us ."
Otter Bay Productions: Catalogue
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Robert Minden & Carla Hallett
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Robert Minden: What Is Your Name (Songs from Somewhere Else)
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with music by Robert Minden & Carla Hallett
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Canadian composers Robert Minden and Carla Hallett score for an array of vintage waterphones, bowed carpenter¹s saws, found object percussion and voice -a world of splendid acoustic sound.
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Daphne Marlatt, Robert Minden, Carla Hallett: Like Light Off Water
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Robert Minden and Carla Hallett
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DESCRIPTION: Robert Minden and Carla Hallett join together as a duo to produce this soaring new CD which will delight and tempt the listener.
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Robert Minden & Carla Hallett: Are You Now
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Robert Minden Ensemble
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Robert Minden Ensemble: Whisper in My Ear
DESCRIPTION:Explores the full range of the Ensemble’s orchestra of abandoned objects. A celebration of the acoustic sounds of junk.
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Robert Minden Ensemble
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Robert Minden Ensemble: Long Journey Home
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Robert Minden Ensemble
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Minden's program isn't anything like the usual run of accompanied songs that deal with all sorts of things kids already know something about.
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It's a story, according to Minden, that was more than three years in the making. "It was crafted in performance," he says,"very, very slowly. The music is original and the instruments unaffected. "We don't use synthesizers or electronically-generated sounds," he says, "not even in the recording.
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ARTIST BIOS : Robert Minden, an aspiring concert pianist-turned-sociologist-turned musical saw player, formed the ensemble in 1986 with his two daughters Andrea and Dewi Minden, both classically-trained instrumentalists and French horn player, Carla Hallett.
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Robert Minden Ensemble: The Boy Who Wanted To Talk To Whales
Celebrated Canadian poet Daphne Marlatt ...
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Celebrated Canadian poet Daphne Marlatt reads passages from her classic cycle of poems, Steveston accompanied by music composed and performed by Robert Minden & Carla Hallett.
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Canadian composers Robert Minden and Carla Hallett score for vintage waterphones, bowed carpenter's saws, found object percussion, and voice--a world of splendid acoustic sound.
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"With an evocative soundscape composed and performed by Minden and Carla Hallett, the images of a 'boom and bust' town at the mouth of the Fraser River centered around fishing boats and cannery and the psychological states of its inhabitants are brought to life with qualities ranging from eerie trepidation to awestruck wonder."
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Vancouver writer Daphne Marlatt has written over twenty books of poetry, fiction, andessays, notably Steveston with photographs by Robert Minden, Touch to my Tongue, ThisTremor Love Is, the essay collection Readings from the Labyrinth, and two novels, AnaHistoric and Taken.
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Like Light Off Water, acollaboration with composer-musicians Robert Minden and Carla Hallett.
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Robert Minden DUO
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Minden
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Robert Minden began his musical studies in piano and composition at the Royal Conservatory of Music, Toronto . Drawn to twentieth century music, he owes much to Satie, Bartok, Shostakovich, Cage, Partch, Victor Borge, and Spike Jones. But by far his greatest influence was watching his father standing in front of the family radio conducting the Metropolitan Opera on Saturday afternoons. Switching streams mid stroke, Minden went on to pursue a career in sociology. He is a graduate of the
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Robert Minden Duo
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With their dramatic mix of story, minimal props and an unlikely orchestra of found and invented musical instruments, Robert Minden and Carla Hallett create an unforgettable shared experience for families.
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Canada's Robert Minden Duo (Carla Hallett & Robert Minden) has performed at major Folk Festivals, Children's Festivals and concert stages throughout North America and the U.K. As well as producing four unusual recordings the Company has written and performed a series for Sesame Street, and is heard regularly on CBC radio and NPR.
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Robert Minden Duo
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