October 10—November 7, 2009
Marian Penner Bancroft
CHORUS is an installation of new work by Marian Penner Bancroft. The exhibition is comprised of colour photographs, texts, short videos and audio centred on the complex relationships amongst natural sounds, recorded music, social history and both urban and rural landscapes. Inspired by four particular songs sung by women, the artist photographed and recorded sounds where Franz Schubert, Johannes Brahms, Benjamin Britten and Edward Elgar lived and wrote their music in both Europe and the UK, as well at a resonant site in the Alberta foothills where the great mapper David Thompson spent his first western winter with the Piegan tribe, a sojourn concurrent with the life of Franz Schubert.