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Volume 6 Issue 7 - April 2001

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CovER S10Rv: Tapestry

CovER S10Rv: Tapestry presents. Chan Ka Nin' s Iron Road by David Perlman music as a career." · Announcing his company's "My first real music was sponsorship of Iron Road, AT&T my high school band. I ended up Canada's Harry Trudering deftly writing pieces for them which is linked "the building of the why I suppose I chose to study national railroad and our laying with Jean." · of the only end-to-end fibre optic After Indiana, he returned network in Canada." So, to Canada, and since 1982 has fittingly, I started my Iron Road been teaching theory and research on the "glass road" - composition at the University of and Toronto, and producing a wide The latter range of works of his own: is the invaluable website df the "But nothing as big?" I ask. CMC (Canadian Music Centre). "The scale of Iron Road is Scrolling through the interesting" he says "but not the CMC's list of Chan Ka Nin's most challenging thing. True it is compositions, one song caught my first opera, but the cantata has my eye. "The Daughter of Master strong similarities. More .· Chin (1976)" the entry read, · "JO challenging is how the elements min. Text: adaptation, of an old • of drama affect the form." Chinese ballad; trans. S. Obata. The give and take with Soprano, flute (piccolo), piano, 4 librettist Mark Brownell has been percussion, string quartet. " exhilarating, he says. "Mark is I resolved to ask him about it. writing the best possible drama, ------------- which both dictates and liberates Chan Ka Nin was born in a musical form. Then I return Hong Kong in 1949, and moved with a more fully realized musical with his family to Vancouver in ~hape, that in turn shapes his 1965. "Tqere were not a lot of work, such as a few extra lines Hong Kong-born school kids in needed to balance the timing and those days, We were a novelty." drama of the score." After high school, he went The challenge was even to UBC to do Electrical more intricate with song-writer Engineering, but also studied. George K. Wong, responsible for con:iposition, for pleasure, ·with translating some of Brownell's Jean Coulthard. Upon graduating lyrics into Cantonese. "Cantonese he made a radical decision - to has nine infl~cted endings'' music continue studying composition, , director Strongman explains "so with Bernhard Heiden at Indiana. there was this extraordinary "Music was minor before interplay, to ensure that the coming to Canada" he says, "a musical line would not obscure bit of violin and briefly piano, the sense." my brother played pop guitar. Without coming to Canada I could never have thought.of Strongman; Tapestry's founder and, with producer TIME FOR ANOTHER COC DOUBLE BILL. This time it's the odd couple of Mozart's ldomeneo and Britten's Billy Budd. Erstwhile non-singing actor Roger Honeywell, who appears in both, has already had a substantial career at Stratford and Shaw, as well as in regional theatres across Canada. (He played Rosencrantz to Keanu Reeves' Hamlet, for instance.) But until he was cast in the Canadian musical The Return of Martin Guerre, he says, "I didn't know I had this heroic big voice." Nexi stop was the COC Cl

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