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  • Dorothée Jourdain

Welcoming Emmanuel Vukovich's new project "Resilience" to Latitude 45!

Latitude 45 Arts is very proud to announce that we will be representing "Resilience", a new project by violinist Emmanuel Vukovich inspired by the musical legacy of Béla Bartók!

Collaborating with pianist Katherine Dowling, this project includes the world premiere of "Resilient Earth" - four solo violin Caprices by American composer Sheila Silver written for Vukovich in 2020-21, a newly revised Sonata for violin & piano by Dinuk Wijeratne, "Sprung Testament" and "Patina" by Zosha Di Castri, and Bartók’s monumental solo violin Sonata. It also includes a selection of Bartók’s Serbo-Croatian, Rumanian, and Turkish folk melodies archived at Columbia University and recently made publicly available for the first time. This programme is an expression of the uniquely creative voices and artistic relationships between the collaborators involved and an exploration of how diverse musical languages build on the tradition of cross-cultural musical synthesis first pioneered by Bartók over a century ago.

The project will be recorded for Emmanuel's debut album by tonmeister Martha de Francisco at Domaine Forget in late November, 2021, including a ‘making-of’ documentary video by Jean-Paul Desjardins and produced by Leaf Music.

Emmanuel wishes to acknowledge The Canada Council for the Arts for a generous Concept to Realization grant in support of the "Resilience" project and the Musical Instrument Bank and George Heinl & Co Limited for the generous extended loan of a beautiful 1753 Giovanni Battista Guadagnini violin.

To learn more about this project and its collaborators, click here.

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