Music from the Canadian documentary Winds of Heaven. Performed with a classical string quartet, augmented with clarinet, bass clarinet, Continuum Fingerboard, subtle electronics, and Haida archive vocal recordings.
Since its premiere in 2010, Winds of Heaven has had public screenings in Victoria, Vancouver, Haida Gwaii, Whitehorse, Kamloops, Coqutilam, Smithers, Calgary, Edmonton, Winnipeg, Sault Ste. Marie, Windsor, Sarnia, Waterloo, Toronto, Ottawa, Kingston, North Bay, Collingwood, Renfrew, Montreal, Wakefield, Wolfville, Sackville, Fredericton, Halifax, St. John’s and Corner Brook.
Peter Goddard, Toronto Star, 29 January 2011
… This is a substantial film, and a beautiful one at times. John Walker’s cinematography flows like acrylic paint across canvas. Edmund Eagan’s score brings its own ideas to the overall narrative. At one point we hear a sweet “ting” from the soundtrack as the camera zooms in on a triangle in a child’s hands. Yet Winds of Heaven succeeds more as social history than critical biography.
released 17 April 2014
Edmund Eagan: Continuum and synthesizers
Brenna Hardy-Kavanagh: Violin
Sheila Jaffeé": Violin
Pemi Pauli: Viola
Sonya Matoussova: Cello
Rebecca Danard: Clarinet and Bass Clarinet