If one were to walk down the halls of the Dalhousie Arts Centre, each person you passed would have a story to tell — one that is as unique as it is fascinating. Canada, Brazil, Taiwan, Hong Kong, South Korea, Thailand, Nigeria, Sri Lanka and more — whether it be fleeing persecution or searching for a better life, the students studying music at the Fountain School of Performing Arts have many different backgrounds, but one common passion.
This will be the fifth year of the Society of Dalhousie Music Students’ (SDMS) involvement in Nocturne: Art at Night. In the past four years, SDMS has focused on themed film with live improvised music. Coalesce aims to explore the diverse backgrounds of the student population through a personal gallery experience with a brand new composition by Hsiu-Ping (Patrick) Wu and students of the Fountain School.
Coalesce is directed by Bachelor of Music students Hsiu-Ping (Patrick) Wu (Composition) and SDMS president Rianna Robinson (Voice Performance). Featuring personal photography by Fountain School music students and alumni: Anne Lee, Priscilla Lee, Zach Levin, Lucas Hernandes Nascimento (BMus ’18), Isabella Rossi, Emmanuel Solomon, Tasman Tantasawat, Kathryn Wagner (BMus ’18), Dilshan Weerasinghe (BMus ’18), and Hsiu-Ping (Patrick) Wu.
The project will run on Saturday, October 13th from 6 p.m. to midnight at the RBC Royal Bank Hollis Street, 1871 Hollis Street.
More of Dal at Nocturne
In addition to Coalesce, there are several other Dal-related exhibits at Saturday night's Nocturne festival:
- Nomadic Subjects (School of Architecture Students): an exhibit that exploits the provocative nature of labelling, asking people to reflect on the significance of difference in the construction of identity with the simultaneous inadequacy/destructive perception of the labels themselves. Ralph M. Meduck Building, 5410 Spring Garden Road
- Nanabozho’s Sisters (Dalhousie Art Gallery): an exhibition that acknowledges the history of Indigenous women artists’ contribution to the deployment of humour, irony and satire within the visual arts. Dalhousie Art Gallery, 6101 University Ave.
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