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Virginia Woolf listened to a wide variety of music, including Russian ballet music which she heard when the Ballets Russes visited London in 1912. Wikimedia

How Virginia Woolf’s work was shaped by music

Woolf thought of her books as music before she wrote them so it is unsurprising that her writing influenced the work of composers.
Nardi Simpson plays the square piano, similar to one that arrived on the First Fleet. Jamie Kidston

Four Indigenous composers and a piano from colonial times — making passionate, layered, honest music together

Four Indigenous composers were asked to create works for a square piano from a painful period in our nation’s history. They did so in creative, honest and powerful ways.
The National Arts Centre in Ottawa displays the message “Everything will be okay” and a rainbow, in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic in April 2020. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Justin Tang)

Support for artists is key to returning to vibrant cultural life post-coronavirus

Policy makers and arts sectors together need to reimagine how we might organize contracts, leverage networks and change supports to create more long-term opportunities for arts workers in Canada.

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