Episode Nine ~ Urban Flute Project

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Jamie Thompson "has flute, will travel" and so he does, touring the urban landscape in Toronto, Ontario, Canada, exploring a wide variety of accoustical opportunities in nature and man-made ambient spaces, including construction sites. The Urban Flute Project "uses the flute as a catalyst for change: to spark community awareness and urban renewal ~ www.urbanflute.com is also simply a lot of fun, and offers the visitor a unique, convenient way to get to know and appreciate forgotten aspects of the city ~ a chance to celebrate the diversity and richness that might otherwise be overlooked in the rush of the day-to-day. As an added bonus: the Urban Flute Project offers you a safe way to engage in 'Urban Exploration' without running the risk of being apprehended by the authorities!" Included in this Episode is a glimpse of a January 2006 "Hard Hat" performance by five faculty members for the construction workers of the new Koerner Concert Hall being built in connection with the Royal Conservatory of Music. The Episode concludes with Jamie's informal solo flute performance during the first faculty tour of the site (a month prior to the "Hard Hat" performance), thereby initiating the Concert Hall through these first tender notes of music.

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