Music on Main Listening Guide: Graveyards and Gardens
What’s a Listening Guide? This listening guide is based on Music on Main’s goal to create informal, intimate experiences of great music and great musicians with our audience – music that brings us together. The suggestions and activities in this listening guide are designed to spark conversation about the piece – the same kinds of conversations that generally take place before and after live performances at Music on Main.
Knowing that everyone experiences art differently, the guide includes two sections: one for children and youth, the other for adult audiences. Feel free to mix and match from both to create the experience that is best for you!
The guide is designed for a shared experience, but also has tips to use if you’re watching solo. If you’re watching Graveyards and Gardens with a group, set a time to meet on a video or phone call, and make sure each household has purchased their ticket.
More reasons of why you should stream Graveyards and Gardens: On Demand…
Press reviews are in…
“an electrically atmospheric new sound-and-dance work that hits the rare sweet spot between experimental and accessible.” – Janet Smith, Stir
“…it left me pondering the cycle of life, the history and evolution of music, and the entire process of artistic creation. All in less than an hour.” – Charlie Smith, The Georgia Straight
“The creativity and fearless way in which Shaw and Goodman tell this tale of life growing and life dying is mesmerizing.” – Entertainment Vancouver
Audience members have shared…
“…nothing has struck my soul quite like this did. From the actual piece (and dazzling artistry) to how it was captured and shared, there was not a single moment that wasn’t perfect.”
“Wow!!! This is the BEST thing I’ve seen so far during COVID-19. Huge kudos.”
“The entire experience was stunning. It was riveting to watch and listen to this incredible work.“
“Beautiful, intelligent, brave exploration of sound and movement.“
“It was a great show! It was very satisfying artistically and I was quite impressed with the technical aspects of multi-angle camera work with live transmission!”