Ecology of Being

The Music of EOB

Here are the five works as they were presented at the Tuckamore Festival in August 2020. We look forward so much to a time when we can perform all five works together, on stage, on front of a live audience.  In the meantime, feel free to share and enjoy these wonderful works which were inspired by the climate emergency and what we are leaving to the next generation. We feel so grateful for the talents of these amazing composers and give big thank you to the Canada Council for the Arts, ArtsNL and MusicNL in helping bring this project – one which is deeply meaningful to us –  to life.

Meet the Five Ecology of Being Composers

Ian Cusson discusses The Garden of Earthly Delights

Bekah Simms discusses shedding, as if sloughed

Dawn Avery discusses Onekha’shòn:a, Ya’kòn:kwe (The Waters, The Women)

Carmen Braden discusses The Seed Knows

Melissa Hui discusses Ecology of Being

The Online Premiere of Ecology of Being

Along with many performers, the Covid-19 pandemic pushed us to find new ways to keep going. Because all of our live performances of Ecology of Being were postponed until next year, we created a special online premiere series which was part of the Tuckamore Festival’s 20th anniversary season. Here we are in late June recording the five wonderful works in a beautifully restored church in Cape Broyle NL.

Music has often reflected upon social and political events of its time and our project aims to do that. Ecology of Being is about – through music and poetry – treasuring the earth, examining our complex relationship with it and truly valuing what we’ve taken for granted for so long.   It’s about thinking, feeling, experiencing both the trauma of a lost earth, but also about treasuring the joy of a world we love.