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By Sparks and Wiry Cries on 2/19/2013 12:00 AM

I did a fundraiser recital this weekend for the Vancouver International Song Institute.  It  was hosted in someone’s house, so the audience was small though they were crowded into the living room.  My pianist, Terence Dawson, and I did a program consisting of contemporary English song.  Most people I know would run screaming

By Sparks and Wiry Cries on 9/2/2012 12:00 AM

In the fickle business of music, dealing with rejection has got to be the most difficult thing to learn.  From university entrance auditions to landing that rent-paying gig, rejection is just part of our daily lives.  It’s an awful truth that at some point, we all need to deal with.  

By Sparks and Wiry Cries on 4/19/2012 12:00 AM

Last night we had our final dress rehearsal.  Other than a large welt on my shin from running into a row of lights after a black-out, things went really rather well!  After Tuesday's tech rehearsal, we all felt a bit anxious and defeated.  All the performers showed up yesterday afternoon and exchanged stories of sleepless nights and anxiety dreams.  Two and a half weeks does not feel like enough time to mount a brand new work!  But ...

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