Four Lands, Toronto

In Spring 2017, as part of Jumblies’ Touching Ground Festival, Four Lands took up residency at the Evergreen Brick Works, with a two-week period of public workshops and a 1-day (June 3) installation and performance in the CRH Gallery and Koerner Gardens.

For this event, Jumblies partnered with Continuum Contemporary Music to commission and present two new musical works responding to the Four Lands material: one composed by Jason Doell (voices dangle like bells) and the other by Juliet Palmer (Quarry). The performance also included Spill, a pre-existing percussion piece performed by Ryan Scott, and a structured and participatory improvisation by Jumblies’ artists and participants.

Lead Artist, Designer, Concept: Ruth Howard
Installation Designers: Adrienne Marcus Raja, Parker Dirks, Sam Egan
Workshop Facilitators: Merle Harley, Eric Diolola, Kaia’tanoron Dumoulin, Teresa Cutknife, and others
Composers: Jason Doell, Juliet Palmer, Erik Griswold
Musicians: Sarah Albu (soprano), Leslie Newman & Kaili Maimets (flute),
Anthony Thompson & Graham Lord (clarinet), Graham Mackenzie (oboe),
Ryan Scott, Daniel Morphy, Adam Campbell &; Julia Chien (percussion), Raphael Arsenault (improviser)
and the Ground Floor Choir (Conductor & Director: Shifra Cooper)
Guest Choral Conductor: Hussein Janmohamed
Choreographer: Shula Strassfeld
Assistant Choreographer: Julia Hune Brown
Consulting Director: Varrick Grimes
Production/Stage Manager: Dylan Tate-Howarth
Lighting Designer: Jenny Jimenez
Technical Director: Steafan Hannigan
Festival Producer: Rachel Penny
Site Sponsor: Evergreen Brick Works