Endeavours 014 – Simon Wynberg, Scenic Route to Alaska, Jill Baird
Simon Wynberg is the Artistic Director of the ARC Music Ensemble and has had a diverse career as a guitarist, chamber musician and artistic director. He has collaborated with such renowned musicians as flautist William Bennett, violinists Mark Peskanov and Martin Beaver as well as the Gabrieli String Quartet. He is the curator of ARC’s musical projects, including the “Music in Exile” series, and is the Executive Producer of ARC’s recordings. Additionally, he helped bring the documentary Exit: Music about four composers who were exiled during Nazi Germany, to life.
Scenic Route To Alaska are a folk trio from Edmonton. Combining the musicality of pop music with the lyrical sensitivities of folk, their debut LP Long Walk Home is sure to become a critical darling of the indie music scene in Canada.
Jill Baird is the Executive Director of the Museum of Anthropology at the University of British Columbia. The Museum recently completed their Taiwanese Puppet Theatre Festival and Jill talks about what brought this unique culture to Vancouver as well its similarities to First Nations artwork that is so prevalent at MOA.
From Scenic Route to Alaska’s Long Walk Home
Long Walk Home
Taking Its Toll