Hamilton Spectactor on Art of Time Ensemble: Musical conversation focuses on the sensual experience of colour

photo credit: John Lauener

Featured in the Hamilton Spectator, here’s a snippet =>

On Thursday, March 21 and Friday, March 22 at 8 p.m. in McMaster’s L. R. Wilson Hall, Burashko and AoT perform “I Send You This Cadmium Red” as part of the Socrates Project. Actors Alon Nashman and Julian Richings are John Christie and John Berger respectively. Burashko conducts Robert Carli on woodwinds, violinist Sheila Jaffe, double bassist Joseph Phillips, guitarist Rob Piltch and cellist Rachel Pomedli in his rescored version blessed by Bryars. Bruce Alcock‘s dreamscape animations are to be projected on two huge screens placed upstage on either side of the musicians.

Burashko dismisses the notion that this 55-minute work of two men in the throes of a verbal parry and riposte on the sensual experience of colour is too artsy or esoteric.

“I’ve been dying to give it a life,” said Burashko who last performed it in 2014. “So much work and imagination went into this thing. In many ways, it’s our most ambitious project. It’s also a very unique and beautiful spectacle and feast for the senses.”