OWF '23: Unfolding River
Joseph Strug Concert Hall at the Fountain School of Performing Arts, 1385 Seymour St. Strug entrance. 6101 University Ave Dal Arts Centre entrance, Halifax
Tom Richards is a musician with a kaleidoscopic range of work. A low-brass specialist, pianist, composer, conductor, and producer, Tom performs in dozens of active projects in both Toronto and his new home Nova Scotia, including The Heavyweights Brass Band, The Human Rights, Queen Kong, Avi Granite 6, and the Woodshed Orchestra.
Tom is the composer and producer behind Unfolding River, an 81-piece series of avant-classical music based on the Tao te Ching. Unfolding River began life as an experiment to "translate" each character of the text into music. Over the past 10 years, it has evolved, become dormant, and re-awakened in a new form. All of these pieces have been recorded, but this will be the world premiere live performance of (a few of) the pieces, co-produced by Upstream and suddenlyLISTEN. The all-star band of performers are: