Thursday 2 August 2012

ASL 2012: Friedman & Rayne

Nathan Friedman was born in East York, Ontario and grew up in Kamloops, BC. He completed a Bachelor of Music from the University of Victoria in 2011 after studying composition with John Celona and Wolf Edwards, and clarinet with Patricia Kostek. His works have been read by the JACK Quartet, Ensemble Contemporain de Montréal+, Quasar Quatuor de Saxophones as well as by many student ensembles.
He is also active as an improviser, having played with François Houle, Joëlle Léandre, Mats Gustafsson and others, as well as in the public premiere of Anthony Braxton's Sonic Genome Project as part of the Vancouver 2010 Cultural Olympiad. He lives in Victoria.

Shannon Rayne is a Winnipeg poet and performer, who has called Vancouver her home for the past five happy years. She has collaborated with dancers, artists, musicians, visual artists and improv comedians to produce unique poetic experiences. Her poems have recently appeared in the Feathertale Review, Filling Station and Poetry is Dead, and she is currently working on two book length manuscripts – Coffee Stained and Dirty. She facilitates creative writing workshops in high schools and in treatment recovery centers.