SONG OF EXTINCTION - June 22, 2016
at the Hearn Generating Station
in partnership with LUMINATO FESTIVAL 10th ANNIVERSARY
Song of Extinction is the world premiere of a fully immersive visual and sonic exploration of the anthropocene: the rapidly accelerating calamity that homo sapiens have unleashed on the planet and their fellow creatures. Featuring stunning large-scale projections and a tightly enmeshed score for chamber orchestra, chamber choir, live electronics and youth chorus, Song of Extinction will interweave breathtaking moving images with live surround sound for a uniquely massive, multimedia event.
The 50-minute work is a collaboration between composer Rose Bolton and filmmaker Marc de Guerre, from an original text by Order of Canada-appointed poet Don McKay and a live concert experience produced and performed by Music in the Barns, curated by founder and director Carol Gimbel (creator of 1000 Strings).