Projekt Chamber Voices
This project funded audio and video editing costs associated with recording commissioned works for choir from Canadian composers, including 2 from Newfoundland, for the St. John's-based Projekt Chamber Voices choir (https://www.facebook.com/projektchambervoices/). The larger project focuses on two avenues related to COVID-19 and choral music making: the practical problems choirs face due to COVID-19, as how we make music itself is no longer possible, during the pandemic, and the artistic and cultural exploration of the importance and dangers of “Breath” during COVID-19. Breath is what we live by: we ourselves are sewn together by the air we breathe. It fuels choral music making, it’s also what spreads COVID-19, and the source of danger and anxiety. Musicians and artists make sense of turbulent times through their creative works – in a time where breathing itself is risky and potentially deadly, music making is itself fraught as much as it has provided a respite and solace to those in lockdown. We have asked our composers to craft works exploring these tensions around Breath.
Resulting videos and work from this funding includes: