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River Crossing Soundscape Project: Reviews

What an honour it was to be able to host the Schoen Duo and guests for their River Crossing Sound Symposium.
Their creation of the sounds of Rossdale was a perfect fit for the Ortona. What a well thought out and presented project.
Holding workshops and encouraging other voices brought an inclusiveness to the scene and created a night of both excitement and enlightenment.
Kudos to Kathleen and Thomas for matching such an original concept with our building which has seen so much of the history of Edmonton.
This was good art!
Michael Caskenette
Manager/Janitor
Ortona Armoury Arts Building

The concert was surprising on so many levels.
I appreciated the emotional content so much.
The story was layered and textural.
The sequencing of the musical story led me through complex relationships and connections.
I loved the drummers and was very happy to have talked to them afterwards and learn more about the music from them.
It was magical to be given branches and water and become part of the fabric.
Hearing the familiar rhythms of the city and river reminded me of my own experiences in this place.
Audience reactions collected by City of Edmonton survey
after first performances of River Crossing Soundscape Project

Salterello (excerpt)

Salterello (excerpt) https://www.schoen-duo.ca/wp-content/uploads/2014/07/Salterello-preview.mp3

Siciliana (excerpt)

Siciliana (excerpt) https://www.schoen-duo.ca/wp-content/uploads/2014/07/Siciliana-preview.mp3

Three Reel Studies (excerpt)

Three Reel Studies (excerpt) https://www.schoen-duo.ca/wp-content/uploads/2014/07/3-reel-studies-preview.mp3

Red River Dances (excerpt)

Red River Dances (excerpt) https://www.schoen-duo.ca/wp-content/uploads/2014/07/Red-River-Dances-Preview.mp3

Variations on an Old Swedish Folksong (excerpt)

Variations on an Old Swedish Folksong (excerpt) https://www.schoen-duo.ca/wp-content/uploads/2014/07/Kuhlau-Variations-Preview.mp3

Profile (excerpts)

In this EP we demonstrate the wide variety of styles we can cover. Medieval and Baroque music on period instruments, modern compositions that recall folk traditions, Native American and Metis melodies, and, of course, a little bit of classical music too.   About the Music: Salterello: This anonymous Italian dance from c.1400 is played on […]