Shannon Graham is creating a new full length album accompanied by Odin String Quartet. The record is a 12-song cycle written by Graham, in styles that include pop, salsa, reggaetón, classical, and soul- all performed by string quartet + voice/sax. Recording engineering credit, studio credit, photo credit, and little dog credit goes to Jay Vazquez. Stay tuned for more information about the project in the coming months!
New York Times film critic Ben Kenigsberg mentions Graham’s composition “The Puppetmaster” which makes important appearances throughout Atom Egoyan’s latest Film “Guest of Honour”.
Hear the piece below:
Stay safe, stay healthy, and listen to music from home for the next little while 🙂
Wishing you all the best in these difficult times,
Dialectica is performing at The Jazz Room in Waterloo on Friday October 11, 2019. They will be premiering Shannon’s new work “Acataleptica”, a piece in four movements. Venuti String Quartet will open the concert.
Tickets and more info: https://www.kwjazzroom.com/
Atom Egoyan’s new film “Guest of Honour” will have it’s North American premiere at Toronto International Film Festival on September 10, 2019 (World Premiere Sept 3 at Venice Film Festival). Shannon’s composition “The Puppetmaster” plays a prominent role in the story, as “Veronica’s Theme”.
More information at https://www.tiff.net/events/guest-of-honour
Shannon’s piece “The Mysterious Island” inspired by the Jules Verne novel will be premiered on Sunday June 2, 2019 at Alliance Francaise de Toronto.
Sunday June 2, 2019
Alliance Francaise Toronto, 24 Spadina Road
Tickets: advance $20 adults / $10 children / $10 adult members / $5 children members
Young Audience show.
Presented by Spectrum Music with Florian François.
What can transport you Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Sea or take you on a trip Around the World in 80 Days? The novels of Jules Verne and now, the music of the Spectrum composers. With this concert, in partnership with the Alliance Française de Toronto’s Sunday Family program, we pay tribute to one of France’s greatest literary figures and the Father of Science Fiction. Can the exploration of the world around us deepen our understanding of ourselves? Verne’s stories from “Voyages Extraordinaires” will inspire playful and wondrous new pieces performed by a hand-picked ensemble of Toronto’s finest jazz/world musicians. The addition of Francophone actors, Florian Francois and Genevieve Fontaine, will bring this adventurous music to life.
FEATURED STORIES AND COMPOSERS:
Voyage au centre de la Terre (Journey to the Centre of the Earth) – Graham Campbell
Vingt mille lieues sous les mers (20,000 Leagues Under the Sea) – Naoko Tsujita
Autour de la Lune (‘Round the Moon) – Mason Victoria
Une ville flottante (A Floating City) – Suzannah Wilde
Le tour du monde en quatre-vingts jours (Around the World in 80 Days) – Chelsea McBride
L’Île mystérieuse (The Mysterious Island) – Shannon Graham
Watch the wacky comic book- inspired origin story behind The Achromatics!