Music Of Our Times with
Like the misguided distinction between the mind and body, so composition and improvisation have been split apart unfairly. As we grapple with trying to understand our own modes of expression, we often fail to see that these techniques exist on a spectrum. OBEY Convention and suddenlyLISTEN have partnered on this incredible show to offer insight into that spectrum.
The evening will feature original compositions from the legendary Beverly Glenn-Copeland, supported by an ensemble of local stalwarts including Nick Dourado, Bianca Palmer, Kurt Inder and Jeremy Costello. The show kicks of with Dourado providing a fully improvised set featuring guest spots from Copeland and co.
As song reaches into the air, so it forms and we listen intently.
Accompanying this concert, Glenn will be offering an artist talk, free to the public on Wed Jan 17:
FREE PUBLIC ARTIST TALK with Beverly Glenn-Copeland
Wednesday, January 17th | 4 – 5:30pm
Rowe Management Building | Room 1028
6100 University Avenue
The Rowe Building is accessible, with elevator access and gendered washrooms
Date + Location
Halifax Music Co-op
Saturday, January 20th
$20 / PWYC
– FREE with OBEY Convention Premium or Juicy Membership
– FREE for anyone under 19
No one turned away for lack of funds
All Ages / Accessible entrance / Non-gendered washrooms
or in person at Lost & Found (2383 Agricola St.)
Equally dedicated to the practice of music as he is to the communities surrounding it, Beverly Glenn Copeland has been a composer, singer, songwriter, entertainer and lover of all things new and mutual for over four decades.
Having been raised in a musical family and trained on classical piano from an early age, Glenn went on to study classical forms at McGill University. Following his study and performance of that music, Glenn felt the call to compose his own music that accounted for the growing number of musical traditions that had sparked his interest.
Most immediately, those interests and endeavours resulted in a pair of eponymous records in the early 70s. Now considered rare and essential listening, these two collections display Glenn’s staggering vocal evocations while exploring jazz and neo-folk traditions with heartfelt emotionality and classical rigour.
In the ensuing years, Glenn’s practice has expanded to include theatre, film scores, orchestral work, children’s television and a myriad of community work within localized arts and health initiatives and indigenous communities throughout Canada.
A restless explorer who’s carved a unique and considerate path, Beverly Glenn-Copland brings his soul into every note, centering foundational truths and opening doors onto new emotional landscapes. We couldn’t be more excited to play host to such an inspiring figure who’s artistic range and vibrant positivity transcends what is typically understood as possible.
This Calgary-born, Halifax-based gem has been lending his blazing talents and unequivocal energy to many of the city’s most exciting musical projects over the past seven years, each time pouring his soul’s magic down into the guts of a given show. 2017 saw Dourado mounting some of his most ambitious shows to date, most notably the Big BUDI Band Family Variety Show, a five-hour who’s who of contemporary music across the city. Wether its with a horn, a wurli, a bass, behind a kit, or as an outspoken fighter for musician’s rights and marginalized voices, he proves time and again to be a true firebrand. Dorado’s coupling of community advocacy with forward-thinking compositional freeqness makes him our easy pick for… well, everything.