Ideas of North

Concert and Multidisciplinary Event 

Saturday, June 10th, 2017 at 7:30pm

Free entry, space is limited!

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Project description

Skol and Pronto Musica present Ideas of North, an event that unites musicians, researchers, and playwrights to document, celebrate, and mourn the changing Canadian North.

To create Ideas of North, five composers and eight performers discussed Canadian attitudes towards climate change and the North with an environmental scientist, a sociologist, a political economist, a photographer, and an Inuk playwright. The resulting concert, narration, and photo exhibit will provide a unique window into how researchers detect, predict, and adapt to climate change, and how musicians can do the same.


Researchers :

Knut Kitching, McGill Climate Change Adaptation Research Group

Jesse Sayles, McGill Climate Change Adaptation Research Group

Douglas Macdonald, University of Toronto School of the Environment

Graham McDowell, University of British Columbia Department of Resources, Environment, and Sustainability

Naja Dyrendom Graugaard, Aalborg University Centre for Innovation and Research in Culture and Living in the Arctic



Jason Noble,

Charles-Antoine Fréchette,

Daniel Meyer,

James O’Callaghan,

Kit Soden,


Instrumentalists :

Lise-Marie Riberdy, violin

Victor de Coninck, viola

Jake Klinkenborg, cello

Catrin Dowd, bass

Antoine Malette-Chénier, harp

Chester Howard, clarinet

Marilène Provencher-Leduc, flute

Krisjana Thorsteinson, oboe



Chantal Bilodeau,



Graham McDowell,



Photo: Graham McDowell, Canada C3, Catherine Goyette