"I am 3/4ths Canadian, and one 4th New Englander - I had ancestors on both sides in the Revolutionary war." - Elizabeth Bishop

Monday, October 28, 2013

Another Exciting Launch for "I am in need of music"

I am excited to report that there was a large and enthusiastic gathering at the second launch of "I am in need of music" and "Walking with EB," on 22 October 2013 at Massey College in Toronto. Warmly hosted by John Fraser, the Master of Massey College, the programme included remarks by Mr. Fraser, Suzie LeBlanc, Sandra Barry, Linda Rae Dornan -- and a delighteful improvisational performance by musician/composer/conductor Dinuk Wijeratne and CBC Radio 2 host Tom Allan (Tom read Bishop's poem "Sunday 4 A.M." as Dinuk accompanied on the piano. Then, what everyone was waiting for, Suzie performed two songs from the CD ("Insomnia" and "Anaphora" -- settings by Christos Hatzis). Heartfelt thanks to John Fraser and Massey College for their generous support of this project.

The next launch will happen in Ottawa on 12 November.

Suzie LeBlanc and John Fraser (photograph by Alfred Villeneuve)

On 19 October 2013, in the Telegraph-Journal (Saint John, New Brunswick) magazine Salon Focus, Mike Landry wrote a delightful feature about the CD/DVD.

On 21 October, music critic John Terauds wrote a lovely review of the CD in the online Musical Toronto --

Read John Plant's thoughts about his participation in the Bishop Legacy Recording on his blog:

Remember, you can order the CD/DVD online at:

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