EventsTar Sands Songbook performed by Tanya Kalmanovitch

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Tar Sands Songbook performed by Tanya Kalmanovitch

5:00 PM – 7:00 PM


Experience an illuminating work of documentary theater that meshes together storytelling, original research, field recordings, photography, and an original, improvised score.

Fort McMurray’s Tanya Kalmanovitch weaves her voice with those of First Nations elders, activists, engineers, oil patch workers and members of her own family as they renegotiate their relationships to a challenged landscape. With a fiddle in one hand and a laptop filled with the voices of the oil patch, Tanya Kalmanovitch will bring you into the heart of a community that has everything to do with the way we live today.

Tanya Kalmanovitch is a Juilliard-trained violist, ethnomusicologist (UAlberta ‘08), and an associate professor at The New School. Born in Fort McMurray, her international career includes long-term residencies in Afghanistan, Amsterdam, India and Ireland. She was named “Best New Talent” by All About Jazz and made the 2018 list of Grist's 50 Fixers.

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This is an online event presented by The Sustainability Council of the University of Alberta. They are an academic leadership unit that works with all faculties to spark learning, discovery and citizenship for sustainability. To learn more, visit their webpage at:

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