Put on your headphones and take a walk with the artists of PuSh 2021! This special series features guided audio journeys through the urban spaces that have inspired our featured artists.
An innovation for these times of COVID: walk safely with artists through the urban spaces that have given them inspiration. This series features guided audio journeys that connect audiences with creators across time and space.
Finding Delight in Heartbreak: An audio walk with Jesse Del Fierro
Theatre artist Jesse Del Fierro starts their Walk with a powerful acknowledgment and concludes on a note of uplift; in between, there’s a trip down memory lane, a romantic reminiscence, reflections on dealing with adversity, and tips on how to “exist as you are.” Del Fierro speaks to their listener as a close friend would, leaving space for curiosity and offering sympathy, advice, and inspiration.
Inspired by Every Brilliant Thing by Duncan Macmiller and Ep. 692 The Show of Delights by Ira Glass and Bim Adewunmi. Constantly inspired by Natalie Tin Yin Gan, Jenna Rodgers, Jivesh Parasram, Dominique and Emilyn, and Ate Julie & Ate Jacquie.
DTES suite / burials underfoot - a furious journey with Q Lawrence
While travelling from a transit station to the Downtown East Side, Q Lawrence recites their harsh, imagistic, creatively profane poetry and plunges the listener into darkness. Follow the route Q takes in their wheelchair and hear their morbidly beautiful musings, which have the power to disturb, but also to provoke empathetic reflection. This work may be brief, but in its density and suggestive force, it contains volumes.
“Of peanuts and screws”, an audio walk with Njo Kong Kie
Njo Kong Kie takes a walk through the streets of Toronto, and invites you to share his journey in a place of your own choosing. The musical accompaniment is drawn from the artist’s own Picnic in the Cemetery, and it’s a delight for the ears. Interspersed with the melodic interludes are Kong Kie’s musings on ideology, interpersonal connections, Kung-Fu flicks, ambition, and more, including the true cost of our smartphones.
Text by Njo Kong Kie except the poem 一颗螺丝掉在地上 "A single screw fell to the ground" by Xu Lizhi, translated into English by Derek Kwan
Music by Njo Kong Kie, performed by Simon Claude, Alexandre Castonguay and Njo Kong Kie
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Moments Cinématiques no 11
Procession to New Town: an audio walk through Vancouver's Chinatown
Join artists Ralph Escamillan and Kimberley Wong for a stroll through Vancouver’s Chinatown area. While journeying to New Town Bakery & Restaurant, Ralph and Kimberley share personal memories, historical reflections, and thoughts on the diasporic experiences that define the city. Topics include family dynamics and immigration. The walk concludes at the famous eatery, where you too can grab a delicious snack.
Graveyards and Gardens: A walk through Mountain View Cemetery and the back alleys of Massachusetts
An adventure with dual destinations, this Walk guides listeners through East Vancouver and Amherst, Massachusetts simultaneously. Artists Caroline Shaw and Vanessa Goodman converse in real-time as they travel through a graveyard and a stretch of local forest. The dialogue is accompanied by ambient sounds—both natural and electronic. There’s a strong spectral tone to the journey(s), with memory and the knowledge of unceded land looming large.
Caroline Shaw, composer, voice & violin
Vanessa Goodman, choreographer
PuSh Walks is produced by Ben Lange, Audio editing by Ashley Daniel Foot
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Love this intimate walk with Vanessa and Caroline
Such a lovely chat with Vanessa Goodman and Caroline Shaw!