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Listening Café 2: Listening to the Climate Emergency through The Tar Sands Songbook

March 28, 2023 at 7:00 PM to 9:30 PM

Location:Carleton Dominion-Chalmers Centre
Cost:$15 or pay-what-you-can. Cash only, at the door.

What role can listening play in addressing the climate emergency? Violist, composer, ethnomusicologist, and climate activist Tanya Kalmanovitch presents a performance of her documentary theatre piece The Tar Sands Songbook,addressing the complexities of life, culture, and oil-economics in her hometown of Fort McMurray. Through text, ethnographic video, and Tanya’s original music, the work asks us to consider our personal relationships with oil. The performance will be followed by an audience talkback discussion.

The listening café series is an initiative of LiSTEN, a multidisciplinary research project exploring the power of listening to social transformation through community-engagement.

Co-produced by the Research Centre for Music, Sound and Society in Canada and the Canadian New Music Network with funding from the Canada Council for the Arts.