Douglas R. Ewart
In collaboration with Musagetes, we are thrilled to have many of the instruments and artistic works from Crepuscule on display at 10C (42 Carden St.) Join us for the opening reception on Thursday Sept 13 (5PM) @10C 42 Carden St. featuring performances by Douglas R. Ewart and vocalist Rita Warford.
In collaboration with Musagetes, the IICSI are thrilled to have many of the instruments and artistic works from Crepuscule on display at 10C (42 Carden St.) during the Guelph Jazz Festival Colloquium.
Crepuscule, a mixed media exhibition of the work of versatile composer, improviser, sculptor, and maker of masks and instruments, Douglas R. Ewart opens Aug 27, 2018, and runs until October 5, at the Robert Langen Art Gallery at Wilfred Laurier University.
A Reflection by Ellen Ringler – Crepuscule was truly extraordinary. Douglas R. Ewart’s creative vision and dedication to the people around him is inspired. The creative process of Crepuscule enhanced and allowed for freedom of expression of the individual and the creation itself fostered a sense of community. Music and creativity offer ways to appreciate the difference of the individual and work as equalizers for community building. Crepuscule opened space to encourage individual expression and foster a community spirit.
With care and ease this artist explains the value of re-claiming materials that have been discarded in order to create beauty in musical instruments.
Creating a musical shaker was meditative experience for me. This was something I appreciated in crafting my instrument, and I felt that my silence and the quiet of the others supported a focused environment where I was free to unwind as I created my piece. This quiet energy encouraged a mindful approach to instrument making where calm and peace were observed. Douglas explains and intervenes only make sure the practice is safe and accessible.
Composer, sculptor, maker of masks and IICSI’s 2015-16 Improviser-In-Residence Douglas R. Ewart will be hosting an instrument building workshop at The Button Factory. Participants will have the opportunity to make their own percussion instruments and make music together. The workshop is free and family friendly.
IICSI & The Laurier Centre For Music In The Community Present Crepuscule in Guelph, 2016 – Improviser-in-Residence Douglas R. Ewart & Community Orchestra Inventions at The Arboretum, University of Guelph College, Saturday, May 14, 2016 at 2:00 pm. The event is free & family friendly.
An afternoon with composer, musician, visual artist, craftsman, inventor, and educator Douglas R. Ewart. Mr Ewart will talk about his transdisciplinary project, Crepuscule, which he has expanded globally during the past decade.