To Live in the Age of Melting: A Concert with evalyn parry
Gladstone Hotel Ballroom, 1214 Queen Street West
Sunday, May 13, 2012
Innovative, award-winning songwriter, poet and theatre artist evalyn parry takes her listeners on an uncommon musical and poetic trip, spinning a web of ideas that travel from 19th century cycling heroines to 21st century sailors; from “feminine protection” to bottled water, to the quest for the Northwest Passage. Parry’s outspoken, witty and personal performances are inspired by a powerful vision of political activism. In this special Mayworks concert, she presents the Toronto premiere of her musical essay To Live in the Age of Melting, a deconstruction of the icon Canadian folk song Northwest Passage by Stan Rogers, examining issues of Arctic sovereignty, global warming, colonization, folk song and the history of conquest in the Canadian North. Accompanying herself on an eclectic collection of instruments (including guitar, water bottle, shruti box and loop pedals), in this concert evalyn will also be joined by several of her favorite musical collaborators. A perfect way to spend Mother’s Day and close out the festival!