for soprano, choir, picc, alto fl, ob, 2 bass cl, 3 perc [23′]
Commissioned by Continuum with funds from the Ontario Arts Council, 2017
Premiere: June 3, 2017 at Evergreen Brick Works, as part of FOUR LANDS, co-produced by Continuum Contemporary Music & Jumblies Theatre
“Everything stays the same,
Everything is yet to be discovered.”
Quarry excavates layers of memory and place through song and sound. The lyrics intertwine words from community members across Canada into a dreamscape that hovers between the present, the past and the future. What do we discover if we dig deep — beneath the ground where we stand, back into the bedrock of time, below the tangle of our everyday thoughts?