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.
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.
"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."
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.
Like Light Off Water, acollaboration with composer-musicians Robert Minden
and Carla Hallett.
Robert Minden DUO
Robert Minden began his musical studies in piano and composition at the Royal Conservatory of Music,
. 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,
went on to pursue a career in sociology.
is a graduate of the