"gibbons vs. Gibbons" - listen to a recording of the Odin Quartet premiere

"gibbons vs. Gibbons" - listen to a recording of the Odin Quartet premiere

The Odin String Quartet premiered gibbons vs. Gibbons on March 1 at Array Space in Toronto.

Not only did they capture the sound of singing gibbon apes in their tone, and the finicky string effects needed to create the sense of Renaissance music (by Orlando Gibbons, naturally) being swatted around by these mischievous primates, but they made it funny!

The Canadian Piano Left Hand Commissioning Project - crowdfunding seven new works by Canadian composers

The Canadian Piano Left Hand Commissioning Project - crowdfunding seven new works by Canadian composers

Adam Scime - a wonderful bassist, pianist and composer - broke his right hand, and had to stop playing bass while it heals. But Adam is turning lemons into an exquisite fountain of lemonade! He wants to commission seven Canadian composers - including Alex Eddington - to write new left-hand piano pieces for him to premiere this May.