Jürgen Simpson & John Galvin

The inaugural performance of air india [redacted] marked the 30th anniversary of the 1985 bombing of the Air India Flight 182 which occurred over Irish airspace. This week, we invite composer Jürgen Simpson and visual artist John Galvin to talk about their collaboration on this contemporary opera.  As the flight originally departed from Canada, the première was held in Vancouver in November 2015 directed by Tom Creed and featuring Turning Point Ensemble.

air india [redacted] is the result of over five years research and planning by Simpson, and is inspired by the work of the poet Renée Sarojini Saklikar in her award-winning book, children of air india.

Admission is free and all are welcome. Don’t forget to bring your lunch!

New to the Workspace Social?

The Workspace Social is a weekly event developed as an alternative format for artists’ talks and networking. Every Thursday, a local or visiting artist is invited to join us for lunch: to discuss a recent project, to share new research or to propose an activity. Participants are welcome to bring along their lunch and to eat with the artist.


Workspace Social #11: Jürgen Simpson & John Galvin

Thursday 26 January, 1-2pm

Image: detail of visual design in HD video by John Galvin for air india [redacted], courtesy of the artist.
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