Dimensions In Sound

Saturday, January 22 @ 7:30 PM

Broadway Theatre

 & Live Streamed

Exploring soundscapes with acclaimed visual artist Allyson Glenn

Visual artist Allyson Glenn has embraced her unique way of experiencing music as a synesthete through teaming up with the SJO to feature original music matched to Allyson’s original visual art, all of which has been created for this show

About The Show

The Dimensions In Sound (DIS) project is ultimately an exploration in human perception (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.

Proof of Full Vaccination Required

We will be asking in-person audience members to provide proof that they are fully vaccinated against COVID-19.

There's More To Come

There's a lot more to tell you about this show, including more about our featured artists, the music we're playing, and our personnel. Check back soon closer to show time for all that and more!

The SJO will be live streaming concerts this season

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Featured Artists

Allyson Glenn

From Allyson's website:

"The area of my research is representational painting and drawing with a specialization in portraiture and the figure. In the formal discipline of painting, my work is informed by impressionism, realism, and abstract expressionism. The human experience, particularly how people engage with one another, is an important theme in my work. I create paintings that address social conflict, cultural identity, history, myth, narrative, and man’s relationship to the environment."

"I graduated with a BFA from the University of Alberta in 1998 and an MFA from the University of Calgary in 2000. I have received three Elizabeth Foundation Awards, several grants from the Alberta Foundation for the Arts, BC Arts Council, the Canada Council for the Arts, and a President’s SSHRC from the University of Saskatchewan. In the last ten years, as a representational artist, I produced over thirty large scale paintings, mounted thirteen solo, three two-person, and several group exhibitions in Canada, United States, Switzerland, Germany, Greece, the Czech Republic, India, and China. I teach as an Associate Professor (Painting/Drawing), Department of Art and Art History, University of Saskatchewan, Canada."

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