# 224 - Diefenbunker Review by Flute

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Jamie Thompson - Urban Flute Project

This audio has been 2.5 years in the unveiling, since Lynn Thompson, Jamie Thompson and Olga Ijewliw (Past President of the Ottawa Flute Association) visited Canada's Cold War Museum and explored the Diefenbunker depths with two flutes in hand!

Music References:

Kalynka  was composed in 1960 by composer and folklorist Ivan Larianov.  It has found its way into Russian folklore.  It is the most well known Russian song.

Katiusha is a Russian wartime song composed in 1938 by Matvei Blanter with lyrics from Mikhail Isakovsky during the Second World War. The song depicts a girl longing for her beloved husband who is off on military service.  World War II:  The song was first sung by female students from a Russian industrial school in Moscow to bid farewell to Russian soldiers going on the battle front against Nazi Germany in July 1941, who were deeply touched by the song. The song quickly became popular throughout the USSR; it instigates the soldiers to fight against the invading Germans.  This is a Soviet Era song.

Katiusha is the more modern, Soviet Era song.

Some background on Jamie Thompson:

Jamie Thompson is on the Flute Faculty of the Royal Conservatory (since 1988), a member of the RCM College of Examiners and a member of The Junction Trio based in Toronto. He has established himself as a versatile and innovative performance artist in Toronto’s vibrant arts scene, and is the author of the critically acclaimed Urban Flute Project, one of Canada’s most popular music blogs; renowned as musician, visual artist and collaborator, Jamie explores urban history and architecture while celebrating grass-roots cultural initiatives and organizations. Along with The Junction Trio, Jamie has established a unique concert series at St. Anne's Anglican Church in Toronto called "Post-Industrial Wednesdays" - now beginning the 6th season of eclectic and always unique musical collaborations.

The Junction Trio presents "Post-Industrial Mozart with Musk Ox!"  St. Anne's Anglican Church  -
270 Gladstone Avenue - Wednesday, October 22, 2014 @ 7:30pm Join The Junction Trio for their exciting season-opener, with special guests Musk Ox...enjoy Mozart with a neo-folk twist!

Admission: $20 recommended donation or PWYC
Free Parking / Families Welcome / Refreshments

An active member of Toronto's Urban Exploring scene, Jamie introduces a haunting, musical component to UE adventures, documenting hidden aspects of the changing urban landscapes in over 30 cities since 2007. He has recorded in such diverse locales as Albuquerque, Copenhagen, Geneva, New York, Reykjavik to name a few, and was invited to perform in Shanghai in the summer of 2012.

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