March 22, 2020 – Spirits Tour Wrap

On the 13th we wrapped up our Spirits tour, and not a minute too soon! Due to precautions re: COVID-19, our concert schedule for the foreseeable future has really suffered.

The Spirits tour was an incredible experience; thank you to our many wonderful presenters and our attentive, adventurous, and generous audiences for making it all possible!!

Here are a few images from the final performance (courtesy of Ming Wu). We will also be uploading some live footage to the blog in the coming weeks.

Probably most disappointing in the COVID-cancellation saga was a three week career development residency at the Banff Centre for Arts and Creativity with the Gryphon Trio. Banff is a really special place for us as a duo, as it is where SHHH!! first began. It would have been incredible to be back and working with such esteemed mentors! Hopefully next year!!

nother concert that has regrettably been postponed was an upcoming collaboration with the Ottawa New Music Creators and Ottawa International Writers Festival. ONMC commissioned three new works (by Kevin Reeves, Noora Nakhaei, and Adam Saikely) for us based on literature featured at the festival. An alternate premiere date will be announced soon.

Despite the loss of concerts and opportunities we are staying positive by getting a head start on upcoming projects, organizing footage and photographs, and uploading new content. Stay tuned for all of that!!