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Volume 26 Issue 3 - November 2020

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Alanis Obomsawin's art of life; fifteen Exquisite Departures; UnCovered re(dis)covered; jazz in the kitchen; three takes on managing record releases in times of plague; baroque for babies; presenter directory (blue pages) part two; and, here at the WholeNote, work in progress on four brick walls (or is it five?). All this and more available in flipthrough HERE, and in print Tuesday Nov 3.


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2602_NovCover.indd 1 PRICELESS 2020-10-27 8:10 PM Volume 26 No 3 | November 2020 ON OUR COVER Vol 26 No 3 Alanis Obomsawin 2020 Glenn Gould Prize Laureate NOVEMBER 2020 Concerts, live & livestreamed Record reviews & Listening Room Stories and interviews PHOTO: STÉPHAN BALLARD This picture of Alanis Obomsawin was taken in her office, at the National Film Board’s Montreal headquarters on Le Chemin de la Côte-de Liesse, just before they moved to Îlot Balmoral last summer. Having had the opportunity of working on a three-year project at the National Film Board of Canada, I had the chance to witness Alanis Obomsawin’s presence on an almost daily basis. If you would be passing by her office door you would witness a monumental intellect tirelessly rewriting our history for a better future for all. Unwavering from sunrise till sunset, she humbled us all. She is a true architect of change, winning her battles through the mind and heart, with more than fifty films in fifty years. — Stéphan Ballard “My office holds 50 years of archives, images, and text. I’m now finishing my 53rd film, so you can just imagine the number of documents. I’ve grown attached to this place. So much has happened here, and I’ve seen so many changes. There’s a lot of history.” — Alanis Obomsawin ( in July 2019) ACD2 2736 5 OPENER | For What It’s Worth | DAVID PERLMAN STORIES & INTERVIEWS 6 FEATURE | Celebrating Alanis Obomsawin | PAUL ENNIS 10 MUSIC THEATRE | MCS’s UnCovered Reinvented | JENNIFER PARR 12 NEW MUSIC | Exquisite Departures in Trying Times | ANDREW TIMAR ACD2 2808 TO BE RELEASED ON NOVEMBER 6, 2020 11 ACD2 2797 TO BE RELEASED ON NOVEMBER 13, 2020 Live and on-demand concerts in Bourgie Hall are available from November 19th to December 3rd, 2020! Purchase your ticket at

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