Last season, Rezonance was fortunate to receive an Artist Development grant from The Foundation Assisting Canadian Talent on Recordings (FACTOR), which gave us additional resources and the momentum to make a short professional-quality recording. We were originally planning to record in June, however the pandemic forced us to reschedule. After another attempt to record in August was again rescheduled (out of an abundance of caution), it finally all came together in September!
What is a toccata? And what does it have to do with our Flights of Fancy concert? According to the New Grove Dictionary of Music and Musicians, the term comes from the Italian toccare: ‘to touch’. It is a piece intended primarily as a display of manual dexterity, often free in form and almost always for a solo keyboard instrument. It's the "free in form" part that interests us the most for the purposes of this concert. That means the piece, unlike so much other music of its t
Are you finding yourself wondering "what do those Rezonance people mean when they say 'French Baroque music' anyway?" Yes? You've come to the right place! Please enjoy our short video introduction to the style. And then join us for our next concert, Versailles Confidential on February 3! There are things we've left out to keep the video short - feel free to add your own thoughts in the comments below! And links to your favourite French Baroque music!!! #French #Baroque #Music
Something that has always attracted me to making music is that there is always more to learn, and ways to grow. At times this can feel frustrating, when you feel you'll never be able to know everything, or do everything you can imagine. But most of the time I choose to see it as liberating. This past year I challenged myself to get more comfortable on my instrument in a few different ways, including learning about Arabic violin playing, and learning more about Baroque improvi