In living colour

The set for Dialogues des Carmelites: design Holly Meyer-Dymny This week we’ve been filming for our student opera at Laurier–a totally digital production of Poulenc’s Dialogues des Carmelites. I learned the entire role of the Old Prioress (kind of a...

Shining through the cracks

Morning Sunrise, October 2020 A new habit I’ve formed is to go for a morning walk, preferably as soon as I get up. At the moment, I sometimes even start before the sun comes up. I have taken to snapping photos of images that strike me on these walks, especially...

All I need is the air that I breathe

Breathing the Air of Art: first post-COVID visit to the AGO, August 2020 Last week’s post examined the idea of an artist’s selfishness, and I’ve been thinking more about that since. The space we need to make art, to create, is largely a personal one,...

Loving what is

My practice in the last week or two has very much been focused on this principle, embodied in the book by the same name by Byron Katie. I’ve been sitting more deeply in who I am: as a human, as a musician, as a singer, and just owning it. I’ve been...