Soundstreams to Open 40th Anniversary Season with ‘Encounters – Sacred Sounds: Creator, Christianity, and Finding Paths Forward’

By Logan Martell

On December 1, 2022, Soundstreams will present “Encounters – Sacred Sounds: Creator, Christianity, and Finding Paths Forward.”

This latest installment in the series will feature two Associate Curators from the community: Rena Roussin will curate two programs focusing on indigenous voices, while Cheldon Paterson will explore “sampling” in the communities of new music and hip-hop.

There will also be a presentation of a new work by Maziar Heidari, Saman Shahi, and Keyan Emami from the Iranian Composers of Toronto, exploring the identity battle of refugees and the collective effort to create new meaning at this crossroad of life.

Held at the Heliconian Club in Toronto, the concert will also mark the beginning of Soundstreams’ 40th anniversary season’s Encounters, and features mezzo-soprano Rebecca Cuddy, trumpeter Roger Twance, and pianist Rachael Kerr.