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December 22, 2021

Dimensions in Sound is right around the corner!

We're kicking off the back half of our 2021-2022 concert season with an event that is shaping up to be our most creatively engaging show ever. 

Join us at 7:30 PM CST on Saturday, January 22nd at the Broadway Theatre in Saskatoon, where we're teaming up with renowned Saskatchewan visual artist Allyson Glenn to combine jazz and visual art in an experimental collision of the senses, featuring music composed by Saskatchewan composers Silas Friesen and Paul Suchan.

We're also going to be joined by a special guest performer, Grammy Award winning musician, composer, producer, and educator Larnell Lewis.

From Larnell's website: 

"Since 2012, Larnell has been playing with three time Grammy Award winning band, Snarky Puppy. Larnell leads successful ensembles of his own and has toured the globe with highly reputable contemporary musicians, including Quincy Jones, Laila Biali, Jeremy Ledbetter, Etienne Charles, Gregory Porter, Benny Golson, Lalah Hathaway, Jacob Collier, John Scofield, Pat Metheny, Lisa Fisher, Kurt Elling, Gary Burton, and more."

About The Show

The Dimensions In Sound project is an exploration in human perception and how we perceive music.

Professional visual artist Allyson Glenn has embraced her unique way of experiencing music as a synesthete through teaming up with the SJO A.D. Dean McNeill and Saskatchewan composers Paul Suchan and Silas Friesen; this show will feature original music matched to Allyson’s original visual art, all of which has been created (i.e. premiered) for this show! Repertoire for this concert will also include works by Radiohead, Pat Metheny and others like-minded composers. The show is certain to ignite your musical senses! 

To create the original repertoire for this event the composers interviewed Allyson, gaining insight into what sorts of musical sounds most strongly ‘activate’ her synesthesia. They wrote music inspired by these interviews and Allyson in turn created a visual animated movie landscape reflecting her own reactions to this newly composed music. This show is certain to inspire and provide insight into the creative process on many levels.

The SJO is thrilled to be joined by Grammy Award winning musician, composer, producer, and educator Larnell Lewis, who will help us bring to life Allyson's artwork in unique an unexpected ways.

Trailer for the short animation film Above the Deluge created by Allyson Glenn for the Dimensions in Sound multimedia collaboration with the Saskatoon Jazz Orchestra.
The SJO is supported by tremendous assistance from these organizations as well as other local sponsors
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