Thursday 2 August 2012

ASL 2011: Park & Duncan

Michael Park is a young composer and pianist originally from Winnipeg, Manitoba.  He is currently working on his Doctorate of Musical Arts at The University of British Columbia under the supervision of Dorothy Chang.  While pursuing undergraduate studies in piano, Michael's involvement with improvisation and multi-disciplinary collaboration led him to studies in composition.  Michael has written for choirs, vocalists, pianists and chamber ensembles; and continues to collaborate with artists from various disciplines.  As a pianist, Michael regularly performs his own works, as well as those of his colleagues.

While completing an MFA in Creative Writing at UBC, Shannon Duncan decided to become a farmer. She is presently living and working on a farm in Ontario. In the off-season, she writes poems, songs, and non-fiction.