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Volume 26 Issue 6 - March and April 2021

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96 recordings (count’em) reviewed in this issue – the most ever – with 25 new titles added to the DISCoveries Online Listening Room (also a new high). And up front: Women From Space deliver a festival by holograph; Morgan Paige Melbourne’s one-take pianism; New Orleans’ Music Box Village as inspiration for musical playground building; the “from limbo to grey zone” inconsistencies of live arts lockdowns; all this and more here and in print commencing March 19 2021.

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2606_March_cover.indd 1 Edana Higham and Zac Pulak 2021-03-13 8:22 AM ON OUR COVER Volume 26 No 6 MARCH 20 TO MAY 7 2021 Music by date, live and livestreamed Recordings reviewed - 96 recent DISCoveries Stories, interviews, listening room. SPRINGING FORWARD AND OTHER FALLBACKS Women From Space Musical Playgrounds The Virtues of Necessity Teaching Up Close & Impersonal When SHHH!! means “Listen!” … and more PHOTO: ALAN DEAN Volume 26 No 6 | March 20 – May 7, 2021 For our SHHHuffle programme – we wanted something fun and playful, that SHHHuffled up the typical musician photo shoot. — Zac Pulak If you can equate photography with music then approaching images like this one are as free as a contemporary jazz solo. Zac and Edana are always willing to let go, to experiment, to have fun, and be free. If anything motivates a photoshoot like this it’s a healthy dose of laughter, and sharing a zany experience. At any moment we play just like children would and we are only limited by our imagination and surroundings. These mallets make the perfect toys to play air percussion! Anyone else want to join the band? — Alan Dean PAUL HINDEMITH Chamber Music for Horn PAUL HINDEMITH Musique de chambre pour cor LOUIS-PHILIPPE MARSOLAIS cor DAVID JALBERT piano PENTAÈDRE ACD2 2822 5 OPENER | If This Were a Podcast | DAVID PERLMAN STORIES & INTERVIEWS 6 FESTIVALS | NOW VIA HOLOGRAM Women From Space Returns | CAMILLE KIKU BELAIR 8 COMMUNITY ARTS | Inside Out – Musical Playgrounds | RICHARD MARSELLA 10 FEATURE | TAKE ONE: Morgan- Paige Melbourne’s multidimensional practice | GLORIA BLIZZARD 12 CLASSICAL AND BEYOND | From Limbo to Greyzone: protocols hamper live performing arts | PAUL ENNIS 15 MUSIC THEATRE | The Many Virtues of Necessity | JENNIFER PARR LOUIS-PHILIPPE MARSOLAIS horn LOUIS-PIERRE BERGERON XAVIER FORTIN SIMON BOURGET horn DAVID JALBERT piano PENTAÈDRE wind ensemble Horn player Louis-Philippe Marsolais devotes an entire album to chamber music for horn. He is joined by pianist David Jalbert, Pentaèdre wind ensemble, and horn players from the National Arts Centre Orchestra in Ottawa. TO BE RELEASED ON MARCH 19, 2021 10 G R I G O R I A N . C O M

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